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A Grain of Sand: Nature's Secret Wonder (edition 2008)

by Dr. Gary Greenberg, Stacy Keach (Foreword)

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Title:A Grain of Sand: Nature's Secret Wonder
Authors:Dr. Gary Greenberg
Other authors:Stacy Keach (Foreword)
Info:Voyageur Press (2008), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 112 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:library book, photography, magnification, sand

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"To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower. To hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour."
William Blake, "Auguries of Innocence" 1805

Here is the world viewed within a grain of sand, thanks to the stunning three-dimensional microphotography of Dr. Gary Greenberg. To some, all sand looks alike--countless grains in a vast expanse of beach. Look closer--much closer--and your view of sand will never be the same. Employing the fantastic microphotographic techniques that he developed, Greenberg invites readers to discover the strange and wonderful world that each grain of sand contains.

Here are the sands of Hawaii and Tahiti, the Sahara and the Poles, a volcano, each exquisitely different, and each telling a fascinating geological story. Red sand and yellow, white sand and black, singing sand and quicksand: Greenbergs pictures reveal the subtle differences in their colors, textures, sizes, and shapes. And as this infinitesimal world unfolds so does an intriguing explanation of how each grain of sand begins and forms and finds itself in a particular place, one of a billion and one of a kind.

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