Shutterbug, October 2008
Sand, it’s everywhere and may seem ordinary but Dr. Gary Greenberg expertly combined art and science to reveal the true beauty of each microscopic grain.
Sand consists of a vast collection of bits of crystals, coral, shells, sea urchin spines, silica, and calcium carbonate each with a unique shape and color.
Dr. Greenberg provided 235 vividly colored images and in depth information to provide a fascinating look at how nature is constantly reshaping the earth and
hiding tiny treasures at our feet.
To some, all sand looks alike--countless grains in a vast expanse of beach. Look closer--much closer--Gary Greenberg suggests, and your view of sand will never be the same. Employing the fantastic microphotographic techniques that he developed, Greenberg invites readers to discover the strange and wonderful world that each grain of sand contains. Sand from the world over: Greenberg’s pictures reveal the subtle differences in their colors, textures, sizes, and shapes. And as this infinitesimal world unfolds so does an intriguing explanation of how each grain of sand begins and forms and finds itself in a particular place, one of a billion and one of a kind.
Beautiful book! Will never look at the sand on the beach the same again! Not sure how anyone can say there is not a God when science proves this is real! Read morePublished 1 day ago by M.O.M. (Mother of Michael)
Marvelous book for perusing. The many different types of sand on a beach... you would never know there was much difference until looking at the pictures in this book. Read morePublished 17 days ago by rsdata
Beautiful and soothing pictures. Makes a lovely coffee table book, but is interesting reading, too.Published 22 days ago by Flowerladytoo
It's a nice book, but I was not overly impressed with it. Interesting information about the grains of sand and how they really look!
God's amazing design!! Read more
Loved the book and the concept. Wish there were a few more pictures included.Published 2 months ago by Jason W
Beautiful book. a lot of fun to look through the beautiful pictures. You also learn a LOT about sand and the different types at different beaches.Published 2 months ago by nola404
This book was very well done with quality materials and photos which make it a great coffee table discussion item. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kenneth A. Barrett
The magnification of individual grains of sand shows stunning beauty. This book is inspirational. I like the way it's divided up into pages from different beaches, showing that... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Marian Drake