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Multcolib Research Picks: Earth: Macro and Micro Views

Earth From Above
Earth From Above By Arthus-Bertrand, Yann (Book - 2010 ) 779.36 A7913e 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Photographer Arthus-Bertrand captured vistas of Earth from various aircraft during a ten-year period.

Voyages of Discovery
Voyages of Discovery A Visual Celebration of Ten of the Greatest Natural History Expeditions By Rice, A. L. (Book - 2008 ) 508.09 R495vv 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:A wide range of sketches, drawings, paintings, diagrams and maps showcase ten scientific surveys and expeditions, some little known, which took place from the 17th through the 19th centuries.

The Art of the Map
The Art of the Map An Illustrated History of Map Elements and Embellishments By Reinhartz, Dennis (Book - 2012 ) 912.09 R371a 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:This lavishly illustrated history of the golden age of cartography, from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries, explores not only the embellishments on maps but also what they reveal about the world in which they were created.

Jacques Perrin Presents Oceans
Jacques Perrin Presents Oceans By Sarano, François (Book - 2010 ) 551.46 S2435j 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:"Oceans" is the official companion volume to the challenging, breathtakingly beautiful documentary of the same name: a spectacular story about remarkable creatures under the sea.

Natural History
Natural History The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth (Book - 2010 ) 508 N2853 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:This is an international encyclopedia of life-forms-e.g., fossils, fungi, plants, animals, mammals-that includes vital facts and two to three sentences about each as well as more than 5000 color illustrations in all.

Life in the Undergrowth
Life in the Undergrowth (DVD - 2006 ) DVD 592 LIFE Available in some locations

Annotation:David Attenborough's ground-breaking exploration of a group of organisms that are vast in number, yet often too small to be noticed: the invertebrates.

Baraka
Baraka (DVD - 2008 ) DVD 304.2 BARAKA Available in some locations

Annotation:Filmed in 24 countries and set to an ever-changing global soundtrack, this 1992 documentary is a dazzling barrage of images that transcend language.

Art and Nature
Art and Nature Three Centuries of Natural History Art From Around the World By Magee, Judith (Book - 2009 ) 704.943 M191a 2009 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Art and Nature draws on the collections of the Library of the Natural History Museum to illustrate the development of natural history art through the centuries and its crucial role in furthering people's appreciation of nature around the world.

Eye to Eye
Eye to Eye Intimate Encounters With the Animal World By Lanting, Frans (Book - 2009 ) 590.222 L296e 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Dutch-American photographer Lanting delivers an extraordinary book drawn from time spent alongside African waterholes, Antarctic beaches, and North Pacific islands, among other locales.

Micrographia
Micrographia Or, Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses With Observations and Inquiries Thereupon By Hooke, Robert (eBook - 1998 ) Click here for full text »

Annotation:The prime impetus for the spread of microscopy during the 18th century, this classic moves gracefully among its topics, including the structure of molds, visual apparatus of the fly, cellular structure of cork, and life cycle of the mosquito. No scientific background is necessary to appreciate its ideas, inspirations and insights.

Microcosmos
Microcosmos Discovering the World Through Microscopic Images From 20 X to Over 20 Million X Magnification By Broll, Brandon (Book - 2010 ) 502.82 B867m 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Taken by over 30 'microscopists' using a variety of powerful microscopes, the book charters a voyage through a miniature world showing the unlikeliest parts of our lives in minuscule detail.

Extraordinary Clouds
Extraordinary Clouds Skies of the Unexpected From Bizarre to Beautiful By Hamblyn, Richard (Book - 2009 ) 551.576 H199e 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:A selection of some of the most startling and unusual cloud formations, from the uniform streaks of 'cloud streets' to the odd bulbous 'lenticularis' that are commonly mistaken for UFOs.

In One Yard
In One Yard Views Through A Microscope and up Close (DVD - 2006 ) DVD 578 IN All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation: Microscopic and close-up photography of a variety of organisms filmed in the Portland, Oregon author's yard and house, ranging from single-celled protists to a variety of invertebrates.

Planet Earth
Planet Earth An Illustrated History (Book - 2008 ) 508 P712t 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:A beautiful, informative look at the earth and universe through photos and short essays.

Ferdinand Bauer
Ferdinand Bauer The Nature of Discovery By Mabberley, D. J. (Book - 1999 ) 759.994 B344m 1999 Available in some locations

Annotation:Called "the Leonardo of natural history illustration", naturalist Ferdinand Bauer's paintings are seen today as scientific and artistic marvels.

Frozen Planet
Frozen Planet (DVD - 2012 ) DVD 577.0911 FROZEN All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 2 on 9 copies

Annotation:One-third of our planet is frozen and it is the last true frontier. This seven-part series features stunning scenery, magnificent animals, superb musical background and striking camera work.

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Humankind's images of planet Earth reveal the beauty of the natural world.


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