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The Paper Zoo

Autor: Charlotte Sleigh
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022644712X
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For many, their first experience of the natural world is in the pages of books and in library collections--a Paper Zoo. This stunning book gathers together a wide range of beautiful nature illustrations from the British Library's collections, including manuscripts, prints and drawings, and rare printed books, and featuring items from all around the world. With striking images of butterflies, beetles, spiders, animals, shells, fish and birds, the pages bring readers into contact with some of the world's most renowned natural history illustrators, such as Audubon and Catesby, and on expeditions to discover the lesser known rare finds as well. The text traces the story of the art of natural history from the Renaissance through the great age of exploration to the 19th century, to demonstrate how the collaboration between the fields of art and science has rendered such exquisite forms. The plates, all taken from books, are organized into several themed sections, though not on strict taxonomic grounds, but rather on broader themes of exotic, native, domestic, and paradoxical (with reference to what the species were at that time--for what is native now may well once have been exotic).

Art And Animals

Autor: Giovanni Aloi
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1848855257
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""Art is continually haunted by the animal,"" wrote Deleuze and Guattari. Over the past two decades, animals have quite literally invaded the gallery space, from Joseph Beuys' co-habiting with a coyote, Janis Kounelli's installation of live horses, and Damien Hirst's shark in formaldehyde, to Mark Dion's natural history displays, and Marco Evaristti's ""goldfish in a blender."" In this latest addition to the highly acclaimed Art and... series, Giovanni Aloi surveys the insistent presence of animals in the world of contemporary art, exploring the leading concepts which inform this emerging practice. From exhibitions featuring live animals, to taxidermy, and interspecies communication, Giovanni Aloi explores how animals feature in modern art with a range of thought-provoking and innovative visual representations. Art and Animals challenges ideas of identity, ""otherness,"" and civilization by explaining the role animals have occupied in our cultural development and illustrating their presence in the visual arts today.

Remarkable Birds

Autor: Mark Avery
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 050077353X
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Everything you didn’t know about the avian world: a fascinating compendium showcasing the extraordinary wonders of birds, illuminated with exquisite ornithological illustrations, prints, and drawings Humans share the Earth with more than 10,000 species of birds and have always been enchanted by them. Birds can be a sign of the changing seasons, a symbol of freedom, or simply a breathtaking vision of beauty. Remarkable Birds approaches these fascinating creatures thematically across eight sections covering all aspects of humans’ relationship with birds. “Songbirds” celebrates the greatest bird virtuosi, such as the nightingale, while “Birds of Prey” includes majestic hunters such as the harpy eagle. “Feathered Travelers” describes astounding journeys made by birds including tiny hummingbirds that migrate huge distances. “The Love Life of Birds” illuminates the most brilliant displays upon which different species rely to find a mate—notably the extravagant plumage and dances of birds of paradise. “Avian Cities” explores the spectacular, large colonies of species such as the flamingo, while “Useful to Us” examines the diverse ways we find birds valuable, such as the turkey or the canary. “Threatened & Extinct” describes some species that have been lost forever, and others on the brink. Birds have also had great mystical significance and “Revered & Adored” considers such species as the sacred ibis, believed by the ancient Egyptians to represent the god Thoth.

Paper Zoo

Autor: Oscar Sabini
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781616894399
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This ingenious and charming activity book makes it possible for anybody, ages three and up, to create colorful animal collages. Young artists tear apart decorated sheets of patterned paper, either their own or those found in the back of the book, paste them onto blank cards, also provided, and then slip them into the book's cleverly designed paper pockets with eight different animal-shaped windows, including a roaring lion, a splashing hippo, a colorful toucan, a trumpeting elephant, a snapping crocodile, a naughty monkey, a dashing bear, and a group portrait!

The Human Zoo

Autor: Desmond Morris
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409020622
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This study concerns the city dweller. Morris finds remarkable similarities with captive zoo animals and looks closely at the aggressive, sexual and parental behaviour of the human species under the stresses and pressures of urban living.

Bestiary

Autor: Christopher Masters
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ISBN: 9780500480236
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This lovely gift book explores fantastic beasts both real and invented, from every age and culture around the world.

Looking At Animals In Human History

Autor: Linda Kalof
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861893345
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Taking in a wide range of visual and textual materials, Linda Kalof in Looking at Animals in Human History unearths many surprising and revealing examples of our depictions of animals.

Mama S Last Hug Animal Emotions And What They Tell Us About Ourselves

Autor: Frans de Waal
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393635074
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New York Times best-selling author and primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotions. Frans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefront of animal research. Following up on the best-selling Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, which investigated animal intelligence, Mama’s Last Hug delivers a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals. Mama’s Last Hug begins with the death of Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with biologist Jan van Hooff. When Mama was dying, van Hooff took the unusual step of visiting her in her night cage for a last hug. Their goodbyes were filmed and went viral. Millions of people were deeply moved by the way Mama embraced the professor, welcoming him with a big smile while reassuring him by patting his neck, in a gesture often considered typically human but that is in fact common to all primates. This story and others like it form the core of de Waal’s argument, showing that humans are not the only species with the capacity for love, hate, fear, shame, guilt, joy, disgust, and empathy. De Waal discusses facial expressions, the emotions behind human politics, the illusion of free will, animal sentience, and, of course, Mama’s life and death. The message is one of continuity between us and other species, such as the radical proposal that emotions are like organs: we don’t have a single organ that other animals don’t have, and the same is true for our emotions. Mama’s Last Hug opens our hearts and minds to the many ways in which humans and other animals are connected, transforming how we view the living world around us.

Animal Exploring The Zoological World

Autor: Phaidon Editors
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714876818
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Explore the beauty and diversity of the animal world through more than 300 captivating images from across time and from every corner of the globe Animal: Exploring the Zoological World is a visually stunning and broad-ranging survey that explores and celebrates humankind's ongoing fascination with animals. Since our very first moments on Earth, we have been compelled to make images of the curious beasts around us - whether as sources of food, danger, wonder, power, scientific significance or companionship. This carefully curated selection of images, chosen by an international panel of experts, delves into our shared past to tell the story of animal life. From the first cave paintings, extraordinary medieval bestiaries and exquisite scientific illustration, to iconic paintings, contemporary artworks and the incredible technological advancements that will shape our futures together, the huge range of works reflects the beauty and variety of animals themselves - including butterflies, hummingbirds, bats, frogs, tigers, dogs, jellyfish, spiders and elephants, to name a few. Arranged in a curated and thought-provoking sequence, this engaging compilation includes iconic works by some of the great names in zoology, such as Conrad Gesner, Charles Darwin and John James Audubon, as well as celebrated artists and photographers, indigenous cultures and lesser-known figures who have made important contributions to the study and representation of animals throughout history.

Curious Beasts

Autor: Alison E. Wright
Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780714126883
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The Camelopard, The Monstrous Pig, The Famous Porcupine, Dürers Rhinoceros: these are but a few of the beautiful and bizarre creatures that feature in this delightful book. In the visual arts of the fifteenth to the early nineteenth centuries in Europe, animals were understood in relation to the human world, whether as animals of the farm, estate or household, beasts of burden or as diversions in menageries and travelling shows. At the same time, rapidly increasing investigation of the natural world engaged artists in the problems of accurate representation: prints were particularly important in distributing natural historical information (or misinformation) across a wide, international audience. This beautifully illustrated book explores perceptions of the natural world as seen through the eyes of imaginative artists: works by Goya, Stubbs and Bewick stand alongside prints by lesser-known artists, each selected for its graphic strength, charm and narrative interest. Featured are natural history studies, masterpieces from the British Museum's exceptional collection of classical old master prints, book illustrations, satires and popular prints to beautifully capture the diversity and appeal of early modern print culture. Visually stunning, entertaining and intriguing, this book explores humankinds enduring curiosity about the animal world.

God S Green Book

Autor: Charlotte Sleigh
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 0281065292
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The Bible is bursting with teaching about nature: how God created it, how humans fit into it, and how it is part of his big story of justice, love and redemption. But what does the Bible have to say about the environmental issues that face us? These seven Bible studies explore such questions as: How well rooted are you in God's creation?, Can you take your ethics to the shops?, Does what you eat really make a difference?, Is an environmentally friendly lifestyle just too painful to contemplate?

A Day At The Zoo

Autor: Aaron Adams
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781725119963
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Take a look, bonus inside for you! Looking for a book with a cute bedtime story and colorfull picture? The book will not only help your baby fall asleep but will acquaint him with different colors, animals from the zoo. At the zoo, there is always lots to see.Come on everybody just follow me. We are going to have fun and play a game.Can you tell me which animal is not the same? ... Beautifully illustrated throughout. For young readers aged 3-5 years. Teaches children to be observant and teaches them about the varying species of animals in their world. Written in an easy to read rhyming format. Bedtime story books for 3-5 years. A Day at the Zoo is a children's illustration book that your little ones will find delightful. This is one of the best kid picture book by Aaron Adams. Also can be used as an animal book for kindergarteners. Read animal book for kindergarten "A Day at the Zoo" to your children and see their faces light up when they search for all the different hidden animals. It follows a typical day visiting a zoo and the different animals that are seen. There are elephants, crocodiles, tigers, flamingoes and many more. This captivating children's book is also an hidden picture book. Your children must search for the odd-one-out within the animals. A different animal is hidden in amongst them. Top children's book list (by Aaron Adams): Down on the farm A Day at the Zoo This is one of list top children's book picture books by Aaron Adams. What people saying about kids books by Aaron Adams: Dr. Grace LaJoy Henderson "Creatively written. This story is great for helping young children learn how to recognize various animals." Teacher, Miami, Florida "Nice for beginning rhyming stories & cheerfully illustrated. A very charming story for children. And nice for the complimentary material." Susana "What a wonderful illustrated colorful book this is! I am buying it for my kids. It is a very positive, beautiful color and illustrations. My six year old is going to love this. If you would like your child to read a very cute story with little words that they can pronounce and rhyme this is i! Beautiful job." Amazon Customer "Cute book, I think the poems are sweet and funny. The graphics are so colorful and appropriate - great job of illustrations." Other keywords to find children's illustration books by Aaron Adams: hidden picture books, bedtime story books for 3 - 5 years, zoo baby books, baby zoo animals, top childrens book list, best kid picture books, animal books for kindergarteners Need a book for reading to a child? What are you waiting for? Scroll up and press "buy now"!

The Book Of Barely Imagined Beings

Autor: Caspar Henderson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022604470X
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From medieval bestiaries to Borges’s Book of Imaginary Beings, we’ve long been enchanted by extraordinary animals, be they terrifying three-headed dogs or asps impervious to a snake charmer’s song. But bestiaries are more than just zany zoology—they are artful attempts to convey broader beliefs about human beings and the natural order. Today, we no longer fear sea monsters or banshees. But from the infamous honey badger to the giant squid, animals continue to captivate us with the things they can do and the things they cannot, what we know about them and what we don’t. With The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, Caspar Henderson offers readers a fascinating, beautifully produced modern-day menagerie. But whereas medieval bestiaries were often based on folklore and myth, the creatures that abound in Henderson’s book—from the axolotl to the zebrafish—are, with one exception, very much with us, albeit sometimes in depleted numbers. The Book of Barely Imagined Beings transports readers to a world of real creatures that seem as if they should be made up—that are somehow more astonishing than anything we might have imagined. The yeti crab, for example, uses its furry claws to farm the bacteria on which it feeds. The waterbear, meanwhile, is among nature’s “extreme survivors,” able to withstand a week unprotected in outer space. These and other strange and surprising species invite readers to reflect on what we value—or fail to value—and what we might change. A powerful combination of wit, cutting-edge natural history, and philosophical meditation, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings is an infectious and inspiring celebration of the sheer ingenuity and variety of life in a time of crisis and change.

Six Legs Better

Autor: Charlotte Sleigh
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801884450
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Sleigh uses specific representations of ants within the field of entomology from the late nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries to explore the broader role of metaphors in science and their often unpredictable translations.

Darwin Comes To Town

Autor: Menno Schilthuizen
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 1786481073
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See your city through fresh eyes We are marching towards a future in which three-quarters of humans live in cities, and a large portion of the planet's landmass is urbanized. With much of the rest covered by human-shaped farms, pasture, and plantations, where can nature still go? To the cities -- is Menno Schilthuizen's answer in this remarkable book. And with more and more wildlife carving out new niches among humans, evolution takes a surprising turn. Urban animals evolve to become more cheeky and resourceful, city pigeons develop detox-plumage, and weeds growing from cracks in the pavement get a new type of seeds. City blackbirds are even on their way of becoming an entirely new species, which we could name Turdus urbanicus. Thanks to evolutionary adaptation taking place at unprecedented speeds, plants and animals are coming up with new ways of living in the seemingly hostile environments of asphalt and steel that we humans have created. We are on the verge of a new chapter in the history of life, Schilthuizen says -- a chapter in which much old biodiversity is, sadly, disappearing, but also one in which a new and exciting set of life forms is being born. Menno Schilthuizen shows us that evolution in cities can happen far more rapidly, and strangely, than Darwin had dared dream.

Earth Is My Witness

Autor: Art Wolfe
Publisher: Mandala Publishing
ISBN: 9781683831310
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Art Wolfe’s definitive opus, Earth Is My Witness represents forty years of expeditionary photography. For the first time, Wolfe presents the three subjects at the heart of his work—landscapes, wildlife, and cultures on the edge of extinction—in a single masterpiece that takes us through the world’s ecosystems and geographical regions in a vivid display of the fragility and interconnectivity of life on Earth, while simultaneously exploring his evolution as an artist and the techniques he uses to capture the nuances and rhythms of nature. Earth Is My Witness is the most extensive collection of Art Wolfe photography ever compiled. This lavishly produced work spans the globe, bringing the beauty of the planet’s fast-disappearing landscapes, wildlife, and cultures into stunning focus. Containing unpublished work from throughout Wolfe’s widely celebrated career, Earth Is My Witness offers a riveting and comprehensive look at the world’s ecosystems and geographical regions. Here Wolfe presents an encyclopedic selection of his photography along with intimate stories that exemplify his boundless curiosity. From the rich sights and smells of the Pushkar Camel Fair to the exact moment when a polar bear and her cubs leave their Arctic den, these images represent what Wolfe has lived for: moments when circumstance, light, and subject miraculously collide to form an iconic image. These photographs and the stories behind them explore the delicate interconnectivity of life across our planet. Setting the stage for this fascinating journey is award-winning author Wade Davis. Together, photographer and author present a world that borders on the fantastic but is all the more precious for its fragility. At the heart of Wolfe’s work is the appeal for environmental, cultural, and wildlife preservation, which he makes with beautiful, far-reaching precision in this definitive opus.

Should There Be Zoos

Autor: Tony Stead
Publisher: Mondo Pub
ISBN: 9781572558175
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Examines the opposing viewpoints of a fourth-grade class on whether zoos are helpful or harmful to animals, written in persuasive language and designed to help readers come to their own conclusions.

Zoo Animals Coloring Book

Autor: Amanda Davenport
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530804542
File Size: 29,20 MB
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Take Coloring to the Next Level with this Huge and Beautiful Zoo Animals Coloring BookRealistic Coloring Book for Adults containing 40 images all single sided print. Features of this Book Bordered & Removable images that can be easily framed once completed Suitable for Pens, Markers, Pencils and Felt Tips. 40 Single Sided Realistic Coloring Pages. Zoo Animals Coloring Book Relax and unwind with this Advanced Adult Coloring Book containing 40 Realistic Animal Coloring pages for you to enjoy. With added textures and faint line work this Zoo Animals Coloring Book will provide a more engaging and challenging coloring experience. Once each image is completed you will have a highly artistic and realistic image that you can cut out and display. Whether you are new to adult coloring books or a long time enthusiast you are sure to get hours of entertainment out of this realistic coloring book. So sit back relax and enjoy some Advanced Coloring.