Multcolib Research Picks: Earth: Macro and Micro Views
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Annotation:Called "the Leonardo of natural history illustration", naturalist Ferdinand Bauer's paintings are seen today as scientific and artistic marvels.
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.