Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

They Breathe Iron: The Formal Announcement

If you’ve read this blog for very long, you know of my passion for evidence of the iron-breathing bacteria, especially the iridescent film of Leptothrix discophora. This January I mentioned that I’d written a book. I promised a more formal introduction to it later, and here it is. After ten years of incubation, They Breathe Iron: Artistic and Scientific Encounters with an Ancient Life Form is ready to live on its own. Clicking on the thumbnail image of the book cover at the bottom of this page takes you to the book’s website, with excerpts and related information. The site includes ten bonus photographs that don’t appear in the book, though you may have seen a few of them here. One of the bonus photos is below. The book’s website doesn’t have Like buttons or places to put comments, but if you’d like to tell me what you think of the new website (and I hope you would), you can let me know on this post.


12 responses

  1. Patricia

    Wonderful news that your book website is up and ready. Just took a quick look. Congratulations and good luck


    March 14, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    • Thank you, Patricia. It was a 10-year project that I couldn’t have undertaken, let along finished, without the help of experts and the support of friends.


      March 15, 2015 at 6:14 AM

  2. Leslie Organ

    that looks like it came from outer space!



    March 15, 2015 at 10:27 AM

  3. Spectacular. Well done. Congratulations.


    March 15, 2015 at 11:08 AM

    • Thank you, David! You can even see the book at Oberlin’s Science Library if you like . . .


      March 15, 2015 at 11:22 AM

  4. I have been waiting for this Linda! Off to check it out now. Congrats!!!


    March 15, 2015 at 5:31 PM

  5. Congratulations! I’m sure the book will be great.


    March 15, 2015 at 8:14 PM

    • Thank you, Eduardo. There were times I wasn’t sure it would ever see the light of day.

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      March 15, 2015 at 8:18 PM

  6. Leslie Organ

    what a long labor of love and commitment this has been. this is a fine finale. the photos are luscious. congratulations!



    March 16, 2015 at 11:29 AM

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