An amazing array of shapes and textures that would be the envy of Joan Miró. (Alexander Theroux The Wall Street Journal)
Visually stunning ... Anyone who is interested in seeing how things appear when magnified will find Microcosmos fascinating.... Recommended. (Barbara McMillan, Faculty of Education, University Canadian Materials, Vol 114(7), University of Mani 2007-11-23)
[A] visually arresting collection ... Broil's informative text highlights the noteworthy features of each image. (Pacific Shipper (Long Beach, CA) 2007-11-05)
Visually arresting collection... provides examples of SEM images from a wide variety of sources.. informative text highlights the noteworthy feature of each image. (Science News 2007-11-03)
This volume is an extremely well-produced collection of colorized micrographs that are technically good and quite interesting.... The captions are informative as written and do much to enhance the value of the book. I recommend Brandon Broll's Microcosmos highly. (Richard M. Jamison, emeritus, [micrographer] Louis Science Books and Films 2008-02-01)
Hundreds of extremely magnified images such as botanicals, minerals and insects, transport the reader into another world.... Who knew morning glory could look so interesting! (Chicago Sun-Times 2008-12-14)
About the Author
Brandon Broil is a journalist specializing in science and medicine. He has published stories on subjects as diverse as brain-mapping and crash-test dummies. His work has appeared in numerous international publications, including Reader's Digest and The Guardian, and he has acted as science consultant or editor on many books.