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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Looking for a book!

When I was a kid we had a picture book in the house that I really liked. For the life of me I can't think of the name of the book and I would like to find another copy. The first shot was if my memory serves, a boy sitting in a chair. The next shot zoomed out to the 10th power and you see that he is in a stadium. The next shot maybe you see him in a city, then the globe, until it finally gets galactic, all to the squared power. Then it reversed polarity and the 10x views went the other way and you saw a lump of sugar on his hand with a bug feasting on it and with the next shots it went cellular.  Believe it was published in the forties or fifties. Ring a bell with anyone?


Anonymous said...

Yes Rob, I remember it! I even had a copy for years! I think there's one in the bookcase at 837 Stratford. I also looked it up a few years ago on the web and someone had put the entire thing into a website. The name will come back to me soon!

Anonymous said...

Actually Rob, I was so excited that I didn't read the fine print...the copy I had was a girl sitting with her cat in a chair, in her yard, that zoomed out to her neighborhood, etc and the zoom in went to a mosquito biting her wrist, into a microscopic view of the skin cells, etc.
Maybe there was more than one version!

Blue Heron said...

I think there were several later versions but I might be wrong about the gender. Could have been a mosquito. The Eames did a later version called the Power of Ten.


Anonymous said...

That's the one I had, Power of Ten.