Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing, 2012. Octavo, paperback, 3D glasses, 3D photographs.
In this series of three books, the author escorts the reader on a fascinating exploration of areas of the biological world unseen by most. In each volume, the author presents often complex scientific ideas in a style that is lively and easily understood. Together with stunning 3D images, taken using one of the most modern and powerful scanning electron microscopes available, the books present a unique portrait of the biosphere. In Volume 2, the author reveals answers to some fascinating questions about land creatures. We all know that the silk produced by spiders is strong, but for the first time readers will be able to see in 3D how complex and variable webs are. Microscopic Worlds will appeal to readers of all ages.
The author makes no assumptions about what the reader knows about science, but ultimately it will be the images that initiate a desire to know more. The more we appreciate the complexity and importance of small organisms and the minute systems making up larger organisms, the more likely we are individually to take a concern in, and respond to, global environmental degradation. See also volume one  and volume three .
Price: $40.00 AU