Amazing Rare Things

Author: Sir David Attenborough
Homepage_9781902163468

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General Fields

  • : $45.00(NZD)
  • : 9781902163468
  • : Royal Collection Trust
  • : Royal Collection Enterprises Ltd
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  • : February 2007
  • : 242mm X 195mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 45.0
  • : January 2017
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  • : books

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  • : Sir David Attenborough
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  • : Hardback
  • : 1
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  • : en
  • : 508.0222
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  • : 224
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  • : 160 colour illustrations
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Barcode 9781902163468
9781902163468

Description

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.