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Product Details

  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • ISBN-10: 071484439X
  • ASIN: B000ESSSM0
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.9 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,425,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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'Amazing pictures, a fascinating text ... a book of utmost value.' (Sir Patrick Moore, Astronomer) 'Unambiguously beautiful.' (The Saturday Mercury) 'These pictures help us appreciate that we are part of something truly immense and yet beautifully and minutely detailed.' (Metro) 'Each photo is accompanied by a concise and informative caption, which elucidates but never lessens the impact of these breath-taking, bizarre, miraculous revelations of an unseen world ... You are guaranteed many happy interludes of reflection and instruction with this visually hypnotic book.' (Judith Bumpus, The Art Newspaper) 'Once you've seen a snowflake magnified 6500 times or an x-ray image of the sun, you will never look at the world in quite the same way. This beautifully illustrated book reveals the startling, hidden beauty of our universe.' (The Good Book Guide) 'For transcendendant beauty, buy Heaven & Earth: Unseen by the Naked Eye.' (Evening Standard) 'Visually, the book is a work of art but the subject is scientifically fascinating ... An exceptional book.' (Focus) 'An immaculately presented source of information ... A unique exploration of the boundless relationship between science and art.' (Creative Review) 'Heaven and Earth sends us back with renewed vision to the heaven and earth in which we live, more able, as the poet William Blake wrote: 'To see a world in a grain of sand/And a heaven in a wild flower/Hold infinity in the palm of your hand/And eternity in an hour.' (Times Education Supplement) 'Both educational and inspirational ... a breathtaking journey.' (Geographical Magazine) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

David Malin was formerly Photographic Scientist at the Anglo-Australian Observatory, New South Wales and currently Adjunct Professor of Scientific Photography at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Winner of the prestigious Lennart Nilsson prize, his pioneering photographs of space have revolutionized our knowledge and understanding of the universe. Katherine Roucoux is a freelance science writer and a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Customer Reviews

This book is definitely a keeper.
K. McGuire
Like explorers of uncharted seas, we are able to discover the incredible detail hidden in the extremely small and to map the grand pattern in the extremely vast.
Eileen Rieback
Plenty to keep your interest each time you open it.
30 yr old working female

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Eileen Rieback on November 16, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Every year when the holiday shopping season rolls around, there is a glut of beautifully illustrated coffee table books on the market. But I have yet to see one this season that compares to the mind-boggling beauty of "Heaven & Earth". The photos in this magnificent collection run the gamut from the microscopic to the macrocosmic, presented in order of size. Like explorers of uncharted seas, we are able to discover the incredible detail hidden in the extremely small and to map the grand pattern in the extremely vast. We are also able to observe, as exemplified by the illustration on the cover, that there is often an eerie pattern of similarity revealed when viewing side-by-side things of vastly different scale. Not only is this book a feast for the eyes, but fuel for the intellect as well.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 14, 2005
Format: Paperback
I bought this book for my wife, and the pictures are amazing. You really can't go wrong with something this fantastic. The biggest problem is the binding is garbage - hence the 4 stars - on the paperback. After looking through it ONCE, it is already falling apart. Worth the extra couple of bucks for the hardcover.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By K. McGuire on December 27, 2004
Format: Paperback
Received this book for Christmas, and the pictures are spectacular! This book is definitely a keeper. However, the paperback version has a problem with it's binding. My copy, the pages are already falling out ... but because this book is so great, I will be replacing it with the hard cover version.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Frozen Gimp on November 15, 2004
Format: Paperback
I'm not much of one for coffee table photo books. This book, though, blew me away.
Heaven and Earth presents images we can't see with our naked eyes, moving from the ultra-small (the first photo traces the paths of subatomic particles) to the cosmically large (the closing photos are images of entire galaxies). This easily could have turned into an aseptic catalogue of things great and small, much like a high school science book. With a keen eye for color and composition, though, the authors instead assembled a vibrant collection of captivating images that are visually stunning in their own right but made even more intriguing when viewed in the context of the work as a whole. The universe truly is a marvel of complexity and this work captures that complexity better than any I've ever seen.
Caveat: I'm discussing the hardcover; I haven't seen the paperback, so I can't vouch for its quality.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Iq on July 9, 2003
Format: Hardcover
The photographs in this book range from microscopic to space fields light years away.From an atom of gold to pictures from the hubble telescope. Enjoy satellite pictures of foreign lands.
See microscopic organisms,and colonies. Loaded with over 350 illustrations, a short story on how the picture was aquired, and a description of the object, all pictures very artistic. This book will open your mind to science and soothe your senses.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By F. Mathew on August 20, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book contains one of the best set of images I have ever seen. There are pictures of different subjects on a whole variety of scales and colours, which are fantastic design sources for many arty/crafty people who lack inspiration for various projects. Some images are unidentifyable and are impossible to understand without reading the blurbs - I spent a while guessing what some of the pictures were & quite often got them completely wrong. It's one of those books which make you realise that you are glad that you cannot see to microscopic levels, especially of bedbugs & flies etc..! Well worth getting & some amazing photography.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ex-Geek on December 2, 2007
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
All of the images in this book are noteworthy; some are truly spectacular. The only thing that the various images have in common is that the images cannot be seen by an unaided human eye; the images span from the microscopic to astronomic. Considering the quality of the images in this book, it's too bad that the paperback version is so small (under 9x6). Given the quality of these images, the larger size of the hardback would have been well worthwhile the slightly higher price.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Iq on July 9, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book opens your mind to science. Photos vary in sizes from the microscopic atoms of gold to photographs taken from the hubble telescope. Witness microscopic colonies which live in water, space fields light years away, and everything in-between.
Enjoy satellite pictures of foreign lands. Get the scoop on the latest astronomy findings. Over 350 illustrations, each one worth admiration. This book sets the mind and senses at ease.
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