Enjoy classic illustrations of the micro world, for free


8 Responses to “Enjoy classic illustrations of the micro world, for free”

  1. Richard Vaughan says:

    Zimmer accidentally says “nano scale” when he means “micro scale”. Nano-scale observations had to wait another 300 years.

  2. silkox says:

    I had the opportunity to see the real thing at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto. I asked to see Micrographia. The librarian disappeared for a few minutes. Came back, handed the book to me and walked away, leaving me alone with it. My head almost exploded.

  3. Mister44 says:

    FYI – to download the PDF on Google, hover over the red button “read ebook” and a menu pops up with the PDF link. I just clicked on the button last time and it takes you to a page with out a PDF link. So you need that hover menu (horrible UI Google.)

  4. Sceadugenga says:

    I see Gutenberg has had it in their collection since 2005. Well, 300+ years don’t diminish its wonder. I like the self-deprecating dedication to the King as well.

  5. onereader says:

    This book is well known to every reader of the Baroque Cycle.

  6. Gyrofrog says:

    Last week I was at a trade show, and the booth across from us had a video microscope.  At first they demonstrated circuit boards, y’know, things one might actually use with a video microscope.  Then they changed it to cockroaches, bedbugs, some insect that I didn’t really wish to see, much less for 8 hours. Thanks for the memory.

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