Download PDF by Gary Greenberg: A Grain of Sand: Nature's Secret Wonder

By Gary Greenberg

ISBN-10: 1616739541

ISBN-13: 9781616739546

Here's the area considered inside of a grain of sand, because of the lovely 3-dimensional microphotography of Dr. Gary Greenberg. to a couple, all sand seems alike--countless grains in an unlimited expanse of seashore. glance closer--much closer--and your view of sand seriously is not a similar. applying the wonderful microphotographic ideas that he constructed, Greenberg invitations readers to find the unusual and lovely global that every grain of sand includes.

Here are the sands of Hawaii and Tahiti, the Sahara and the Poles, a volcano, every 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 photographs exhibit the sophisticated transformations of their colours, textures, sizes, and shapes. And as this infinitesimal international unfolds so does an fascinating clarification of the way every one grain of sand starts off and types and reveals itself in a specific position, considered one of one billion and distinctive.

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A newly formed quartz grain has sharp edges, whereas a recycled quartz grain is rounded. Feldspar grains can also survive recycling but not as hardily, so sand that has been recycled a few times consists mostly of quartz. The erosion of sandstone creates a staggering view in places such as Sedona, Arizona, the gateway to the Grand Canyon. Hundreds of millions of years ago, long before the forces of nature gouged away the Grand Canyon, this entire region was situated at the northwestern edge of the United States.

The red coloration is due to an iron salt incorporated into the skeleton. Something else is incorporated into these tiny skeletons that is essential for the health and balance of our planet: carbon. All the shells produced by microscopic marine organisms take carbon atoms from the air and the water and fix them into their skeletons, usually in the form of calcium carbonate. These tiny, shelled organisms are essential for the natural balance of the planet. Microscopic marine organisms playa major role in Earth's carbon cycle.

But no high-power 3-D microscopes were available that produced real-time stereo images of the specimen in the magnification range of 100 to 1,500 times. I became so captivated with the idea of developing a 3-D microscope that I resigned from USC in 1991 and cofounded Edge Scientific Instrument Corporation. We developed what was then the only commercially available, high-definition, real-time 3-D light microscope and sold it to research scientists throughout the world. I have been issued seventeen patents for 3-D microscopes, many of which have Three dimensions of information are tracked in this image of a mouse tongue.

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