Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tefi Loves: Amazing Rare Things

Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery
by David Attenborough

Author Margaret D. Lowman describes this book as "a welcome and long overdue integration of art and science."

The images almost make you forget you're learning science as you flip through pages and pages of colorful artwork.

Beginning with Leonardo Da Vinci, this book contains an historical overview of scientific illustrators between the late 1400s and the mid-1700s, including intricate specimens from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the British Natural History Museum.

Whether you're reading it for the science or flipping through for a little handmade inspiration, Amazing Rare Things makes natural history accessible to every reader, explorer, and artist.

Some natural history finds on Etsy:

Wise Owl photograph by D.S. Brennan Octopus pendant necklace by Stellanova Blue Egg polymer clay beads by Spool

Visit your local independent bookstore today to purchase this and other books.

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