Evolution: A Visual Record
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Evolution: A Visual Record

By Robert Clark, Joseph Wallace (Contributions by), David Quammen (Contributions by)

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Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 17 October 2016
Stunning images to reawaken us to the scientific process that drives the amazing diversity of life on earth Evidence of evolution is everywhere. Through 200 revelatory images, award-winning photographer Robert Clark makes one of the most important foundations of science clear and exciting to everyone. Evolution: A Visual Record transports readers from the near-mystical(human ancestors) to the historic (the famous 'finches' Darwin collected on the Galapagos Islands that spurred his theory); the recently understood (the link between dinosaurs and modern birds) to the simply astonishing.

About the Author

Robert Clark is an award-winning photographer whose magazine work includes more than forty stories for National Geographic. Clark's photographs appear in several notable books, such as Friday Night Lights, First Down Houston, and Feathers: Displays of Brilliant Plumage. His photographs documenting the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks are some of the most widely reproduced images of the event and are part of the collections of many museums and archives. Clark lives in Brooklyn, New York. David Quammen is an acclaimed science, nature, and travel writer. He is the author of fifteen books and hundreds of articles. According to the New York Times, Quammen is "not just among our best science writers but among our best writers, period." Joseph Wallace is the author of more than a dozen books on nature and the environment(including A Gathering of Wonders: Behind the Scenes at the American Museum of Natural History), baseball, and other topics. He is also the author of three novels (including the ecological thrillerInvasive Species) and several short stories.

Reviews

As featured in The Daily Telegraph, Entertainment Weekly, National Geographic, New Scientist, Smithsonian, Tampa Bay Times, Travel + Leisure, The Washington Post, and on Atlas Obscura, BBC Science Focus, and mental_floss "The most visual science textbook you've never seen... A book of stunning images by photographer Robert Clark that show evolution at work." -National Geographic Online "A striking visual compendium... Robert Clark's vivid and compelling photographs serve as an ode to Charles Darwin's scientific breakthrough." -Atlas Obscura "Well researched and composed for the general reader... The book is a good demonstration of the wide range of Clark's work." -Publishers Weekly "Just in time for Christmas... A gorgeous history of evolution told through 200 images by award-winning photographer Robert Clark... It's what coffee tables were made for." -ScienceFocus.com "Shows Darwin's theory in action." -Daily Telegraph "Fascinating... A comprehensive visual history of evolution... Hugely engaging and insightful - this is a must for anyone interested in the natural world." -Outdoor Photography "This book breaks down the Earth's evolutionary process, in 200 stunning images." -Travel + Leisure Online "A beautiful book exploring the processes that drive diversity on the planet... A compelling visual record of the history of evolution... Captivating." -ScienceFocus.com "Vivid, stunning photographs by Clark capture some of the striking variation and specialization of Earth's life... Evolution's progress can take millennia, but, here, glimpses are visible on the page." -Smithsonian.com "Crisp, gorgeous photos bring Charles Darwin's work to life." -Entertainment Weekly "200 beautiful images showing evolution's influence on the flora and fauna of the world." -mental_floss "Photos of evolutionary wonders... Fascinating examples of the extraordinary ways in which plants and animals have adapted elegant solutions for survival." -The Washington Post "Beautifully illustrates the history of evolutionary science as well as the continuing influence of evolution in the present and its potential, through such developments as genome sequencing, on our future." -Tampa Bay Times Online "Thinking about building your dream library and brightening your coffee table with eye-candy and conversation starters? Look no further than Phaidon books." -Big Life Magazine "This book has been crafted perfectly. I say 'crafted' because it is laid out in exquisite detail and clearly portrays the author's love of the topic... A celebration of both the natural world and the biological processes behind it... Evolution lays nature bare... Leave you feeling as if you've just been on a behind-the-scenes tour of a natural history museum, with the added twist that many of the specimens are still breathing." -BBC Wildlife

EAN: 9780714871189
ISBN: 0714871184
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Dimensions: 25.4 x 19.56 x 2.54 centimeters (0.79 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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