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Out of Sight: Pictures of Hidden Worlds

by Seymour Simon

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School Library Journal 11/1/2000

Simon has collected an impressive assortment of photographs presenting images that cannot be seen with the naked eye. They include pictures taken through a telescope, through a microscope, magnetic resonance images, CAT scans, scanning electron micrographs (SEMs), time-stopping shots taken with strobes, and aerial and satellite photography. The text serves primarily as extended captions to the photos, providing information on the ways the pictures were taken and a basic explanation of what the images represent. The large, bright illustrations are beautifully reproduced and present some fascinating views of the world. The subjects range from the very small, such as the head of a bedbug, to the very large and far away, as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope. This book would work well with an adult who wants to share the wonders of science with young children. Older elementary students will be able to read it on their own, although the striking presentation will also appeal to younger browsers.-Jeffrey A. French, Euclid Public Library, OH Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
  AConiff | Jul 20, 2011 |
This book takes a super up close look at simple things around the world and shows what it looks like that can not been seen under the eye. It is very specific with the information it shares about the objects and uses specific scientific language to explain.

I would use this book to teach students about how things would look under a microscope and to give information on things that the students would normally not be able to take a look at.
  Jenny_Laura | Oct 21, 2008 |
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Here, in thirty-six amazing images, you can see the unseeable-the delicate splash from a falling drop of water, a gigantic nebula in distant space, and many other natural wonders. The astonishing photographs and fascinating explanations take readers on a fantastic voyage that is truly out of sight.

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Shows pictures of objects which are too small, too far away, or too fast to see without mechanical assistance such as microscopes, telescopes, X-rays, and other techniques.

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