A journey into everyday life through spectacular microscopic images. This substantial volume brings together extraordinary images produced through the latest technologies in microphotography. Most of the 205 stunning, full-color photographs have been taken using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), allowing us to see our world as never before. Each image is a close-up that reveals remarkable forms, shapes and colors. The book is divided into six chapters that cover: Micro-organisms Botany The human body Zoology Minerals Technology. Every spread includes complete, informative captions that identify the photograph and describe both the image and the way in which it was captured. With its stunning full-color photographs and text written in clear and accessible language, Microcosmos provides a fascinating journey of discovery.