Science and engineering research must be communicated within the research community and to the general public, and a crucial element of that communication is visual. In Envisioning Science, science photographer Felice Frankel provides a guide to creating dynamic and compelling photographs for journal submissions and scientific presentations to funding agencies, investors, and the general public. The book is organized from the large to small—from photographing laboratory equipment to capturing new material and biological structures at the microscopic level. Full-color illustrations including many side-by-side comparisons provide an extensive gallery of fine science photography.
The book begins with a brief historical overview in a foreword by science educator Phylis Morrison. Frankel discusses technical issues and, just as important, her personal approach to creating images that are both scientifically informational and accessible. This is a handbook that should become a standard tool in all research laboratories.
About the Author
Science photographer Felice Frankel is a Research Scientist in the Center for Materials Science and Engineering at MIT with additional support from Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was a Guggenheim Fellow, a Senior Research Fellow in Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Systems Biology, and a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. She has received, among other awards, the Lennart Nilsson Award for Scientific Photography and the Progress Award from the Photographic Society of America.
...We tend to think of surfaces as superficial, but for scientists surfaces are where things happen. Frankel shows us how beautiful those surfaces can be; Whitesides, how revelatory.”—Newsweek
—Phillip A. Sharp, Institute Professor and Director of the McGovern Institute, MIT, Nobel Laureate in Medicine (1993)
—David Goodstein, Professor of Physics and Applied Physics and Frank J. Gilloon Distinguished Teaching and Service Professor, California Institute of Technology
—Clifford A. Pickover, author of A Passion for Mathematics and Sex, Drugs, Einstein, and Elves
—Benoit B. Mandelbrot, Sterling Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Yale University
—Eric S. Lander, Director, Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research; Member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; and Professor of Biology, MIT
—Barry Aprison, Director of Science and Technology, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
—Roald Hoffmann, Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, Cornell University, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (1981)