Amazing Rare Things: The art of Natural History in the age of Discovery download free [PDF and Ebook] by Sir David Attenborough

Amazing Rare Things: The art of Natural History in the age of Discovery download free [PDF and Ebook] by Sir David Attenborough year 2015
  • Book name: Amazing Rare Things: The art of Natural History in the age of Discovery
  • Author: Sir David Attenborough
  • Release date: 2015/5/15
  • Publisher: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Natural History
  • ISBN: 9780300215724
  • Rating: 9.52 of 10
  • Votes: 433
  • Review by: Kallie Chavis
  • Review rating: 8.87 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/2
  • Total pages: 224
  • Includes a PDF summary of 18 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: From the fifteenth century onwards, as European explorers sailed forth on grand voyages of discovery, their encounters with exotic plants and animals fanned intense scientific interest. Scholars began to examine nature with fresh eyes, and pioneering artists transformed the way nature was seen and understood. In Amazing Rare Things, renowned naturalist and documentary-maker David Attenborough joins with expert colleagues to explore how artists portrayed the natural world during this era of burgeoning scientific interest.The book focuses on an exquisite selection of natural history drawings and watercolors by Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Marshal, Maria Sibylla Merian, and Mark Catesby, and from the collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo-works all held in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. Attenborough and his coauthors offer lucid commentary on topics ranging from the 30,000-year history of human drawings of the natural world, to Leonardo's fascination with natural processes, to Catesby's groundbreaking studies that introduced Europeans to the plants and animals of North America. With 160 full color illustrations, this beautiful book will appeal to readers with interests that extend from art and science to history and nature.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 13H15M12S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: History Of Science, Animals & Nature In Art (still Life, Landscapes & Seascapes, Etc), Natural History Books, Art History
  • Available formats: TXT, PDF, WORD, EPUB, DjVu, PPTX, DOC, PNG. Compressed in XZ, TZ, Z, CBC, ZIP, DMG, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 28.97 USD
  • Dimensions: 194x251x12.7mm
  • Weight: 721g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New Haven, United States
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