Extinct Animals An Encyclopedia of Species that Have Disappeared during Human History

Extinct Animals  An Encyclopedia of Species that Have Disappeared during Human History
Author: Ross Piper
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2009-03-20
ISBN 10: 0313349886
ISBN 13: 9780313349881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extinct Animals An Encyclopedia of Species that Have Disappeared during Human History Book Review:

Everyone is familiar with the dodo and the wooly mammoth, but how many people have heard of the scimitar cat and the Falkland Island fox? Extinct Animals portrays over 60 remarkable animals that have been lost forever during the relatively recent geological past. Each entry provides a concise discussion of the history of the animal—how and where it lived, and how it became extinct—as well as the scientific discovery and analysis of the creature. In addition, this work examines what led to extinction—from the role of cyclical swings in the Earth's climate to the spread of humans and their activities. Many scientists believe that we are in the middle of a mass extinction right now, caused by the human undermining of the earth's complex systems that support life. Understanding what caused the extinction of animals in the past may help us understand and prevent the extinction of species in the future. Extinct Animals examines the biology and history of some of the most interesting creatures that have ever lived, including: The American Terror Bird, which probably became extinct over 1 million years ago, who were massive predators, some of which were almost 10 feet tall; the Rocky Mountain Locust, last seen in 1902, formed the most immense animal aggregations ever known, with swarms estimated to include over 10 trillion insects; the Giant Ground Sloth, which was as large as an elephant; and the Neandertals, the first Europeans, which co-existed with prehistoric Homo sapiens. Extinct Animals includes illustrations—many created for the work—that help the reader visualize the extinct creature, and each entry concludes with a list of resources for those who wish to do further research.

Art Themes

Art Themes
Author: Marjorie Cohee Manifold
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2017-11-20
ISBN 10: 0253031206
ISBN 13: 9780253031204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art Themes Book Review:

Flexible in approach and full of colorful examples, this textbook provides a basic introduction to what art is and can be in the lives of people who do not necessarily think of themselves as "artists." You will be taught about a variety of art themes, genres, materials, and processes that appeal to novice art makers. The lessons are organized by themes of general subject matter or media. Options are available for work in mixed media, crafts, photography and digital media, as well as in traditional drawing or painting media. After picking a theme of particular interest to you, look next at the four strands of lessons presented in that thematic unit. Moving from left to right, select one lesson from each consecutive strand and complete that lesson. Because each lesson builds upon previously presented knowledge and developed skill, as you progress through four lessons, one from each strand, you should grow in your understanding of art concepts, meanings, and processes, while also improving your art making skills. Completing this course will help you develop a new appreciation for the power and possibilities of art learning, by understanding better the art others create, as well as making it yourself.

Extinct and Endangered Animals You Can Draw

Extinct and Endangered Animals You Can Draw
Author: Patricia M. Stockland
Publsiher: Millbrook Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 076134165X
ISBN 13: 9780761341659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This drawing guide for young readers includes step-by-step instructions for drawing different extinct and endangered animals. It also features informational text about each of the drawing subjects.

A Gap in Nature

A Gap in Nature
Author: Tim Fridtjof Flannery,Peter Schouten
Publsiher: Virago Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781876485771
ISBN 13: 1876485779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Gap in Nature Book Review:

We live in an age of extinction. A Gap in Nature, written by Tim Flannery and breathtakingly illustrated by Peter Schouten, tells the magic story of how, after Columbus' bold discovery of the Americas in 1492, the impact of European exploration and settlement was to prove fatal for many of the planet's most bizarre and extraordinary creatures. Some species disappeared before they could be properly documented, and others became extinct when overzealous collectors shot their last members. Every part of the planet was affected, from the Caribbean to the Arctic North, from the tiniest Pacific island to Eurasia, the great landmass of them all.

Manual of Conchology Structural and Systemic with Illustrations of the Species

Manual of Conchology  Structural and Systemic  with Illustrations of the Species
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1879
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105010928203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Carl Sagan and Immanuel Velikovsky

Carl Sagan and Immanuel Velikovsky
Author: Charles Ginenthal
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-12-10
ISBN 10: 1329750187
ISBN 13: 9781329750180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carl Sagan and Immanuel Velikovsky Book Review:

About this book... Since the publication of Worlds in Collision, Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky's unconventional theories of the origin of the solar system have generated immense interest and bitter controversy. Chief among his critics has been the well-known astronomer, author and television personality, Dr. Carl Sagan, of Cornell University. While brilliantly defending Velikovsky's work, Carl Sagan and Immanuel Velikovsky mercilessly dissects Sagan, his blatantly snide, dishonest and unprofessional 'arguments,' and exposes the sordid and unscientific side of 'scientific' controversy.

Catalogue of the Academy Collection of Palaentology with Short Descriptions and Illustrations

Catalogue of the Academy Collection of Palaentology  with Short Descriptions and Illustrations
Author: Ward's Natural Science Establishment, inc
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 156
Release: 1897
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCBK:C034665734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Imagining Extinction

Imagining Extinction
Author: Ursula K. Heise
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-08-10
ISBN 10: 022635833X
ISBN 13: 9780226358338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagining Extinction Book Review:

We are currently facing the sixth mass extinction of species in the history of life on Earth, biologists claim—the first one caused by humans. Activists, filmmakers, writers, and artists are seeking to bring the crisis to the public’s attention through stories and images that use the strategies of elegy, tragedy, epic, and even comedy. Imagining Extinction is the first book to examine the cultural frameworks shaping these narratives and images. Ursula K. Heise argues that understanding these stories and symbols is indispensable for any effective advocacy on behalf of endangered species. More than that, she shows how biodiversity conservation, even and especially in its scientific and legal dimensions, is shaped by cultural assumptions about what is valuable in nature and what is not. These assumptions are hardwired into even seemingly neutral tools such as biodiversity databases and laws for the protection of endangered species. Heise shows that the conflicts and convergences of biodiversity conservation with animal welfare advocacy, environmental justice, and discussions about the Anthropocene open up a new vision of multispecies justice. Ultimately, Imagining Extinction demonstrates that biodiversity, endangered species, and extinction are not only scientific questions but issues of histories, cultures, and values.

Extinct

Extinct
Author: Lucas Riera
Publsiher: Phaidon Press
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2019-10-21
ISBN 10: 9781838660376
ISBN 13: 1838660372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extinct Book Review:

A gorgeously illustrated tribute to animals that no longer live on our planet, paired with information on how we can save future species This exploration of animals that we have lost over the past century, from the California grizzly to the Persian tiger, aims to create awareness and inspire children to act responsibly toward their environment. Each animal's story of how it came to extinction is told through graphically stunning illustrations and information packed spreads. Further scientific resources and profiles of animals that have been rediscovered or successfully reintroduced into the wild empower children with the knowledge and tools necessary to aid in conservation and encourage sustainability.

Daily Bible illustrations original readings Evening series

Daily Bible illustrations  original readings  Evening series
Author: John Kitto
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1867
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:600091158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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On the New Zealand Rat With illustrations etc From Transactions of the New Zealand Institute

On the New Zealand Rat     With illustrations  etc   From    Transactions of the New Zealand Institute
Author: Sir Walter Lawry Buller
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 56
Release: 1870
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BL:A0022100457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Historical and Critical Illustrations of the First Part of Genesis

Historical and Critical Illustrations of the First Part of Genesis
Author: Peter von Bohlen
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1862
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:AH5JTG
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Illustrations of the Geology of Yorkshire

Illustrations of the Geology of Yorkshire
Author: John Phillips,Robert Etheridge
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 354
Release: 1875
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044032880973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Creatures Yesterday and Today

Creatures Yesterday and Today
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Tundra Books (NY)
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1770493107
ISBN 13: 9781770493100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creatures Yesterday and Today Book Review:

Readers are transported back to prehistoric times where they encounter an array of creatures that have since disappeared, but live on in their present-day ancestors.

Manual of the Administration of the Madras Presidency in Illustration of the Records of Government the Yearly Administration Reports

Manual of the Administration of the Madras Presidency  in Illustration of the Records of Government   the Yearly Administration Reports
Author: Madras (India : Presidency)
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1885
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:N13174845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Wild Child s Guide to Endangered Animals

A Wild Child s Guide to Endangered Animals
Author: Millie Marotta
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 1452177031
ISBN 13: 9781452177038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Wild Child s Guide to Endangered Animals Book Review:

From New York Times bestselling author Millie Marotta comes this gorgeous celebration of the animal kingdom. A Wild Child's Guide to Endangered Animals highlights the plight of 43 endangered species from around the world, including rare and well-known animals living in freshwater, oceans, forests, mountains, tundras, deserts, grasslands, and wetlands. Vivid illustrations bring caribous, axolotls, giraffes, agami herons, and many more to life on these rich and varied pages. Illuminating text relays the story of each species, from how they live and why they are endangered to what is being done about it. Complete with a map detailing where each species can still be found, this visually rich, timely, informative book raises awareness in the most spectacular way.

The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration

The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration
Author: Elaine R. S. Hodges,Lawrence Brian Isham,Marsha E. Jessup,G. Robert Lewis
Publsiher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
Total Pages: 575
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015036040023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration Book Review:

The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration, Second Edition Sponsored by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and written by top illustrators, scientists, and industry experts, The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration, Second Edition is an indispensable reference guide for anyone who produces, assigns, or simply appreciates scientific illustration. Offering broad coverage and more than 620 outstanding illustrations, this new edition offers up-to-date coverage on all aspects of this specialized field, from illustrating molecules and 3D modeling to important material and advice on copyright and contractual concerns, as well as establishing a freelance business. With step-by-step instructions, in-depth coverage of illustrative techniques and related tools, and helpful advice on the day-to-day business of scientific illustrating, it is easy to see why scientific illustrators refer to this book as their "bible."

The Story of Life in 10 1 2 Species

The Story of Life in 10 1 2 Species
Author: Marianne Taylor
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN 10: 026204448X
ISBN 13: 9780262044486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of Life in 10 1 2 Species Book Review:

Souvenirs of the planet: Ten (and a half) life forms, each of which explains a key aspect of life on Earth. If an alien visitor were to collect ten souvenir life forms to represent life on earth, which would they be? This is the thought-provoking premise of Marianne Taylor's The Story of Life in 10 and a Half Species. Each life forms explains a key aspect about life on Earth. From the sponge that seems to be a plant but is really an animal to the almost extinct soft-shelled turtle deemed extremely unique and therefore extremely precious, these examples reveal how life itself is arranged across time and space, and how humanity increasingly dominates that vision. Taylor, a prolific science writer, considers the chemistry of a green plant and ponders the possibility of life beyond our world; investigates the virus in an attempt to determine what a life form is; and wonders if the human--"a distinct and very dominant species with an inevitably biased view of life"-- could evolve in a new direction. She tells us that the giraffe was one species, but is now four; that the dusky seaside sparrow may be revived through "re-evolution," or cloning; explains the significance of Darwin's finch to evolution; and much more. The "half" species is artificial intelligence. Itself an experiment to understand and model life, AI is central to our future--although from the alien visitor's standpoint, unlikely to inherit the earth in the long run.

Extinct Animals

Extinct Animals
Author: Sir Edwin Ray Lankester
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 331
Release: 1905
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015027350605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Illustrations of Roman London

Illustrations of Roman London
Author: Charles Roach Smith
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2015-03-05
ISBN 10: 1108081762
ISBN 13: 9781108081764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illustrations of Roman London Book Review:

This 1859 book describes a collection of finds, emerging from Victorian sewerage excavations, which illustrate life in Roman London.