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Planktonium
Planktonium
Planktonium
Planktonium
Planktonium
Planktonium
Planktonium
Planktonium

Planktonium

An Unseen World

By (author) Jan van Ijken

£50.00

Publishing 1st Feb 2023
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    • Incredible images showing the invisible life that teems in the water around us
    • The film Planktonium received overwhelming press attention (New Scientist, Oceanographic Magazine, and European Photography Magazine), and was purchased by Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden
    • Stunning, never before seen photography
    Full Description

    Planktonium is a photo project and a short film by Dutch photographer/cinematographer Jan van IJken about the unseen world of living microscopic plankton. It is a voyage into a secret universe inhabited by alien-like creatures. These stunningly beautiful, extremely diverse, and numerous organisms are unknown to most of us because they are invisible to the naked eye. However, they are wandering beneath the surface in waters all around us and are of vital importance for all life on earth. Phytoplankton (small plant-like cells) produce half of all the oxygen on earth by photosynthesis, like plants and trees do on land. Zooplankton form the base of the food chain of aquatic life. Plankton also play an important part in the global carbon cycle. They are currently threatened by climate change, global warming and the acidification of the oceans. Jan van IJken photographed the plankton through microscopes, revealing the beauty and delicate structures of these minute organisms in the finest detail.

    About the Author

    Jan van Ijken is a filmmaker and photographer from Leiden, the Netherlands. He reveals the secrets of nature, microscopy, embryology and human-animal relations. He mainly works autonomously on long-term projects. As a photographer he developed a strong eye for natural light, composition and detail.

    Specifications
    Publisher
    Lannoo Publishers
    ISBN
    9789089899293
    Publish date
    1st Feb 2023
    Binding
    Hardback
    Territory
    World excluding Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland & Scandinavia
    Size
    308 mm x 250 mm
    Pages
    192 Pages
    Illustrations
    180 color
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