Plant: Exploring the Botanical World

Author: Phaidon Editors

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714871486

Category: Gardening

Page: 352

View: 343

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The ultimate gift for gardeners and art-lovers, featuring 300 of the most beautiful and pioneering botanical images ever Following in the footsteps of the international bestseller Map: Exploring the World, this fresh and visually stunning survey celebrates the extraordinary beauty and diversity of plants. It combines photographs and cutting-edge micrograph scans with watercolours, drawings, and prints to bring this universally popular and captivating subject vividly to life. Carefully selected by an international panel of experts and arranged in a uniquely structured sequence to highlight thought-provoking contrasts and similarities, this stunning compilation of botanically themed images includes iconic work by celebrated artists, photographers, scientists, and botanical illustrators, as well as rare and previously unpublished images.
Release

Exploring the Legacy of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition

Author: Martin Thomas,Margo Neale

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1921666455

Category: History

Page: 471

View: 7904

DOWNLOAD NOW »

"In 1948 a collection of scientists, anthropologists and photographers journeyed to northern Australia for a seven-month tour of research and discovery - now regarded as 'the last of the big expeditions'. The American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land was front-page news at the time, but 60 years later it is virtually unknown. This lapse into obscurity was due partly to the fraught politics of Australian anthropology and animus towards its leader, the Adelaide-based writer-photographer Charles Mountford. Promoted as a 'friendly mission that would foster good relations between Australia and its most powerful wartime ally, the Expedition was sponsored by National Geographic, the Smithsonian Institution and the Australian Government. An unlikely cocktail of science, diplomacy and popular geography, the Arnhem Land Expedition put the Aboriginal cultures of the vast Arnhem Land reserve on an international stage." -- Publisher's website.
Release

That Glorious Forest

Exploring the Plants and Their Indigenous Uses in Amazonia

Author: Ghillean T. Prance

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780893275280

Category: Plant collecting

Page: 214

View: 1215

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Release

The Scentual Garden

Exploring the World of Botanical Fragrance

Author: Ken Druse

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683356721

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 6487

DOWNLOAD NOW »

A complete illustrated survey of fragrance in the garden by America’s leading garden writer Popular garden writer Ken Druse offers a complete survey of fragrance in the garden, in a major work filled with new knowledge. He arranges both familiar and unusual garden plants, shrubs, and trees into 12 categories, giving gardeners a vastly expanded palate of scents to explore and enjoy, and he also provides examples of garden designs that offer harmonious scentual delights. Ellen Hoverkamp contributes her artful botanical images of flowers and plants discussed in the text. These are accompanied by Druse’s award-winning garden photographs, to create a book that is as beautiful to look at as it is informative and evocative to read.
Release

The Botanical Wall Chart

Art from the golden age of scientific discovery

Author: Anna Laurent

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1781573964

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 3856

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Botanical charts are experiencing a resurgence in interest, both as pieces of art and as objects of scientific and historical significance, and The Botanical Wall Chart documents this extraordinary convergence of disciplines that flourished in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Europe was enjoying a golden age of botanical illustration, naturalists were exploring the globe, and there was a calamour for knowledge of the natural world. Intellectual curiosity was no longer limited to the few; education was now considered a right afforded to all, in classrooms across the continent. And thus the botanical wall chart was born, a synthesis of art, science and education. This collection of wall charts from all over the globe, each accompanied by text explaining its historical and botanical contexts, has been put together by botanist Anna Laurent, and will delight anyone with an interest in the natural world.
Release