Microscopic worlds, volume three: bacteria, fungi, lichens and plants.

Microscopic worlds, volume three: bacteria, fungi, lichens and plants. Kerry Swanson.
Microscopic worlds, volume three: bacteria, fungi, lichens and plants.
Microscopic worlds, volume three: bacteria, fungi, lichens and plants.

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. Volume 3 examines some of the earliest life-forms, describing the continuing impact these organisms have on planet Earth. Follow the development of fungi from spore germination through to maturity and reproduction, all in brilliant 3D. 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 [33700] and volume two [33701].

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