Art Forms in Nature by Ernst Haeckel. Multitude of strangely beautiful natural forms: Radiolaria, Foraminifera, Ciliata, diatoms, calcareous sponges, Siphonophora, star corals, starfishes, Protozoa, flagellates, brown seaweed, jellyfishes, sea-lilies, moss animals, sea-urchins, glass sponges, leptomedusae, horny corals, trunkfishes, true sea slugs, anthomedusae horseshoe crabs, sea-cucumbers, octopuses, bats, orchids, sea wasps, seahorse, a dragonfish, a frogfish, much more. All images…
Botanicum by Kathy Willis, Katie Scott. Botanicum is a stunningly curated guide to plant life. With artwork from Katie Scott of Animalium fame, Botanicum gives readers the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the pages of a beautiful book. From perennials to bulbs to tropical exotica, Botanicum is a wonderful feast of botanical knowledge complete with superb cross sections of how plants work.
The Freedom Swimmer by Wai Chim. Ming survived the famine that killed his parents during China's 'Great Leap Forward', and lives a hard but adequate life, working in the fields with his fellow villagers...When a group of city boys come to the village as part of a government re-education program, Ming and his friends aren't sure what to make of the new arrivals. They're intellectuals not used to hard labour and village life. But despite his reservations, Ming befriends a charming city boy…
Art of Instruction by Katrien Van Der Schueren. Large-scale wall charts were fundamental tools of classroom instruction throughout Europe in the mid-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Collected here for the first time in one deluxe volume are over 100 of these vintage educational posters now important relics in the history of science, art, and design. From the anatomy of a tulip or an apple tree to that of a hedgehog or starfish, the botanical and zoological images in this collection are…
Umami by Laia Jufresa. It started with a drowning. Deep in the heart of Mexico City, where five houses cluster around a sundrenched courtyard, lives Ana, a precocious twelve-year-old still coming to terms with the mysterious death of her little sister years earlier. Over the rainy, smoggy summer she decides to plant a vegetable garden in the courtyard, and as she digs the ground and plants her seeds, her neighbors in turn delve into their past.
Story of Life: Evolution by Katie Scott. A graphic, fold out guide to evolution. The book will start with the first single-cell organisms and end with modern life forms. Read it as a book or fold it all the way out.
Animalium: Jenny Broom (Welcome to the Museum) by Jenny Broom. Showcases dozens of full-color animal specimens from around the world in a gallery format, complemented by indentification information and brief descriptions.
1300 Real and Fanciful Animals by Matthaeus Merian. Quadrupeds, snakes, mollusks and crustaceans, birds, fish, and insects depicted realistically and fancifully, plus such fantasy creatures as unicorns, dragons, and basilisks. Indispensable volume of royalty-free graphics for commercial artists.
Animals: 1,419 Copyright-Free Illustrations of Mammals, Birds, Fish, Insects, Etc by Jim Harter. Selected for its visual impact and ease of use, this outstanding collection of wood engravings presents over 1,000 species of animals in extremely lifelike poses. Includes many different versions of familiar mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and other invertebrates such as spiders, crabs, squid, earthworms, and more. Captions provide modern common-name identifications.
Decorative Flower and Leaf Designs by Richard Hofmann. Rich selection of 124 stylized designs from rare German collection includes lush blossoms, tropical fruits, graceful foliage. Low-cost royalty-free motifs for textiles, surface decoration, more.