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By Gary Greenberg,Stacy Keach

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

this is the realm considered inside a grain of sand, because of the beautiful third-dimensional microphotography of Dr. Gary Greenberg. to a few, all sand seems alike--countless grains in an enormous expanse of seashore. glance closer--much closer--and your view of sand is not a similar. applying the wonderful microphotographic suggestions that he built, Greenberg invitations readers to find the unusual and lovely international that every grain of sand contains.

listed here are the sands of Hawaii and Tahiti, the Sahara and the Poles, a volcano, each one exquisitely diversified, and every telling a desirable geological tale. pink sand and yellow, white sand and black, making a song sand and quicksand: Greenbergs photos show the delicate adjustments of their shades, textures, sizes, and shapes. And as this infinitesimal global unfolds so does an fascinating rationalization of the way each one grain of sand starts and varieties and unearths itself in a specific position, considered one of one thousand million and one in all a kind.

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