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Synopsis: Have you ever wondered what it would look like if you were a tiny insect exploring the inside of a flower for sweet nectar? A Bug’s-Eye View of Flowers by Dr. Gary Greenberg will give you a good idea of what that world looks like. Using his patented 3D microscopes, he creates spectacular images of the floral playgrounds that insects experience. Magnified up to 300 times, the intricate beauty of the petals, pistils, and stamens appear as beautiful miniature Disneylands of color, texture and design. Dr. Greenberg’s unique 21st century microscope technology reveals the secret beauty of floral anatomy as never before seen by human eyes. This 104 page paperback book is illustrated with 80 pages of magnificent, super close up, color photographs of flowers under the microscope. Dr. Greenberg explains these amazing photographs, shedding light on the art and science of flowering plants. Artist, scientist, and inventor, Dr. Gary Greenberg, uses his patented 3D microscopes to create spectacular images of worlds beyond our everyday perception - worlds where reality is seen as abstract form and color, motion and texture. The secrets of nature are visible everywhere; yet, they remain secrets until they are revealed by artists and scientists. For Greenberg, art and science create doorways through which we can embrace nature more deeply. His mission is to reveal the secret beauty of the microscopic landscapes of our everyday world. Greenberg shows us that the miracles of nature are tangible, and they can be seen directly through the microscope.
About the Author: Dr. Gary Greenberg uses his high-definition 3D microscopes to create images of nature that allow us to see our connection with the things around us. He shows us that ordinary things are truly extraordinary when we stop to look closely at them. Initially a photographer and filmmaker, he went on to earn a Ph.D. in biomedical research from the University of London. Dr. Greenberg was an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California during the 1980’s. In 1990, he co-founded Edge-3D where he developed his first high-definition, three-dimensional light microscopes; since then he has been issued eighteen US patents on microscopes and optics. Dr. Greenberg is currently directs the Microscopy & Microanalysis Laboratory at the Advanced Technology Research Center Maui, HI, a branch of the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy. In 2009, Dr. Greenberg photographed moon sand collected during NASA’s Apollo 11 mission. Dr. Greenberg is currently a featured artist at the Science Museum of Minnesota with his exhibit, Exploring the Microscopic World of Sand. He has authored a fascinating book about sand grains under the microscope – A Grain of Sand: Nature’s Secret Wonder (Voyageur Press, 2008). Dr. Greenberg’s images of sand make us realize that as we walk along a beach we are strolling upon hundreds of thousands of years of biological and geological history. For more information about Gary Greenberg’s art, lectures, books, services and inventions see www.sandgrains.com.
Title: A Bugs-Eye View of Flowers: The Micro ...
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: 2010
Book Condition: VeryGood
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