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Weird and wonderful. (London Daily Mail 2010-10-11)
Gorgeous! The photos are really amazing, everything from bones to chocolate ice cream to mushroom spores. It's great eye candy for any photography lover. (superfastreader.com 2010-11-10)
Microcosmos takes readers into a secret world of extreme close-ups...The book charters a voyage through a miniature world showing the unlikeliest parts of our lives in minuscule detail. (Graham Smith The Daily Mail Online 2010-10-09)
Here are things you may think you have seen, such as rocks or plants, as well as parts of the human body, magnified to show you things you couldn't have seen. Folic acid and mescaline are amazing--even far out-in their colours and details. (Bill Robertson Halifax Star Phoenix 2010-12-18)
[Review of hardcover edition:] An amazing array of shapes and textures that would be the envy of Joan Miró. (Alexander Theroux The Wall Street Journal 2007-01-00)
[Review of hardcover edition:] 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)
[Review of hardcover edition:] 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)
[Review of hardcover edition:] [A] visually arresting collection ... Broil's informative text highlights the noteworthy features of each image. (Pacific Shipper (Long Beach, CA) 2007-11-05)
[Review of hardcover edition:] 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)
[Review of hardcover edition:] 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)
[Review of hardcover edition:] A journey into everydy life through spectacular microscopic images... 205 extraordinary full-color photos. (The New Hampshire Union Leader 2007-12-12)
At first glance, Brandon Broll's Microcosmos is a coffee table book; open it and lush photographs spring out at you... Enhancing each photo is a short informative paragraph packed with biological terms. You could almost put together a Coles Notes version of a Bio 101 course from the collected content.... Use this book to draw heretofore resistant high school or university students into microscience, or gift it to that hard-to-buy-for scientist. (Green Teacher 2014-07-01)
Brandon Broll is a journalist specializing in science and medicine who has published stories on subjects as diverse as brain-mapping and crash-test dummies. His work has appeared in international publications, such as Reader's Digest and the Guardian, and he has been the editor or science consultant on many books.
Holy mackerel, these critters, micro-photographer, look worse than any dinosaur; absolutely fascinating; take a look at the mites who inhabit your eyebrows.Published 5 months ago by Stephen Esric Loomes
Phenomenal pictures. A few I have seen online that I could have downloaded, but most of these are pretty amazing and there's even bits of information included with each picture!!Published 12 months ago by levislizzie
A nice picture book. It lacks both how to get such pictures on your own and background information about the various subjects.Published 19 months ago by Ergo
Got this one for my dad, who's now into painting in his 60s. He wanted inspiration from the natural world. Voila!Published 20 months ago by Arthur the Irascible
Got this for my 14 year old grandson. Hard to tell if he was as impressed with it as I was....but he is 14. I thought the photos were fantastic.Published 20 months ago by scooter
Many find microphotography a source of unseen natural beauty in the world around us. This book provides a series of colorized electron micrographs that are artistic.Published on May 9, 2013 by Michael J. Tria
I wish there was a bit more scanning electron microscope images along with some technical details, but overall this is a solid book. Read morePublished on April 21, 2013 by Chris