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A Grain of Sand: Nature's Secret Wonder by Dr. Gary Greenberg, Stacy Keach

By Dr. Gary Greenberg, Stacy Keach

Потрясающие трёхмерные микрофотографии песчинок обычного пляжного песка. listed below are the sands of Hawaii and Tahiti, the Sahara and the Poles, a volcano, every one exquisitely diversified, and every telling a desirable geological tale. crimson sand and yellow, white sand and black, making a song sand and quicksand: Greenbergs photos show the sophisticated variations of their shades, textures, sizes, and shapes. And as this infinitesimal international unfolds so does an exciting clarification of the way every one grain of sand starts off and varieties and reveals itself in a selected position, one in every of one thousand million and exceptional. Вот тот мир, рассматривать в песчинку, благодаря потрясающей трехмерной микрофотографии доктор Гари Гринберг. В какой-то, весь песок выглядит так - бесчисленное зерен в обширном пространстве пляжа. Присмотритесь - гораздо ближе - и ваш взгляд на песке никогда не будет то же самое. Используя фантастические microphotographic методы, которые он разработал, Гринберг приглашает читателей поймет странный и прекрасный мир, что каждая песчинка содержит. Вот песках Гавайев и Таити, Сахары и поляки, вулкан, изысканно каждого разные, и каждая рассказывает увлекательную геологической истории. Красный и желтый песок, белый песок и черный, пение песка и зыбучие пески: Greenbergs фотографий выявить тонкие различия в их цвета, фактур, размеров и форм. И так как это бесконечно малая мире разворачивается так же интригующий объяснение того, как каждая песчинка начинается и форм и оказывается в определенном месте, одна из миллиардов и единственный в своем роде.

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For three decades, I've been using microscopes to explore micro space in much the same way that telescopes explore outer space. I think of myself as a landscape artist creating images of unimaginable worlds-worlds where reality is seen as abstract form, color, motion, and texture. My passion is to erase the line between science and art. Both are valuable ways to explore nature. Both reinforce one another. Art has always depended upon science and technology; more than ever, science depends upon art to bring information to the people.

If the carbon cannot be taken up and recycled, global warming results. Plants take up much of this carbon dioxide from the air. They utilize it to make food by photosynthesis, the miraculous process whereby glucose is made from water and carbon dioxide. Plants incorporate carbon from the atmosphere into sugar, while microscopic marine organisms incorporate carbon into their shells and skeletons. The health of our oceans is more important now than ever, because we need these organisms to complete the carbon cycle.

A pair of coral fragments collected from a beach in Maui. Colorful grains of coral constitute much of the sand on tropical beaches (magnification 60x). habitat for a large variety of marine life, which is reflected in the bits and pieces that make their way to nearby beaches. The life forms that inhabit the reefs sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and recycle it into their calcium carbonate shells. Human intervention has significantly reduced the number of these marine organisms, causing the levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide to increase and global warming to worsen.

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