Grains of sand magnified 240 times!
by Marty on 02/24/13 10:00 AM

Sand grains magnified 110-250 times reveal each grain is unique. Every grain of sand is a jewel waiting to be discovered.

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The Amazing Microphotography of Dr. Gary Greenberg

Every grain of sand is a jewel waiting to be discovered. That's what Dr. Gary Greenberg found when he first turned his microscope on beach sand. Gemlike minerals, colorful coral fragments, and delicate microscopic shells revealed that sand comprises much more than little brown rocks. Amazing microphotography showcases spectacular colors, shapes, and patterns. Join Dr. Greenberg as he explores the science and beauty of the sand grain. With this captivating volume, you will never look at a beach the same way again.


Author and photographer Dr. Gary Greenberg is a visual artist who creatively combines art with science. He has a Ph.D. in biomedical research from University College London and holds 17 patents for high-definition 3-D light microscopes. Dr. Greenberg lives in Haiku, Hawaii.

Foreword writer Stacy Keach is an actor renowned for his narration of scientific documentaries, particularly the NOVA series for the Public Broadcasting Service.

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