From microscopic images of atoms to Hubble telescope shots of distant galaxies, this amazing book explores a fascinating world that is, as the books subtitle puts it, unseen by the naked eye...
Title: Heaven and Earth: Unseen by the Naked Eye
Author: David Malin and Katherine Roucoux
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Review: From microscopic images of atoms to Hubble telescope shots of distant galaxies, this amazing book explores a fascinating world that is, as the book’s subtitle puts it, ‘unseen by the naked eye’. It’s a world of shapes, textures and colours that are as compelling as they are alien. The book’s journey starts with the microscopic; want to see what an HIV virus particle looks like? Or a bee’s eye? Next, we move on to human organs, foetuses, and leaf patterns, before exploring the earth through satellite, infrared and other high-tech imagery. Then we take a trip into space, with awesome images of the earth, the solar system and beyond. This isn’t a new book – it’s been a hardback and small-format paperback, but this 390 page full-size paperback combines the big pictures of the former with the great value of the latter.