eBook Evolution epub

by Jean-Baptiste De Panafieu,Patrick Gries,Linda Asher

eBook Evolution epub
  • ISBN: 160980368X
  • Author: Jean-Baptiste De Panafieu,Patrick Gries,Linda Asher
  • Genre: Photography
  • Subcategory: Photography & Video
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press; Updated edition (November 15, 2011)
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • ePUB size: 1943 kb
  • FB2 size 1277 kb
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by Jean-Baptiste De Panafieu (Author), Patrick Gries (Photographer), Linda Asher (Translator) & 0 more. Evolution in Action: Natural History Through Spectacular Skeletons.

by Jean-Baptiste De Panafieu (Author), Patrick Gries (Photographer), Linda Asher (Translator) & 0 more. ISBN-13: 978-1609803681.

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JEAN-BAPTISTE DE PANAFIEU is a professor of natural sciences and a doctor of biological oceanography, as well as a documentarian and author.

Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu, né le 11 juin 1955, est agrégé de sciences . See if your friends have read any of Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu's books. Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu, Patrick Gries.

Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu, né le 11 juin 1955, est agrégé de sciences naturelles et docteur en océanologie biologique  . Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu’s Followers (3). Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu.

Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu is a Professor of Natural Sciences and a Doctor of Biological Oceanography. Patrick Gries is a photographer. Among his most notable projects is his collaboration with the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris. List of Contributors. The Complete World of Human Evolution.

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Jean-Baptiste De Panafieu, Patrick Gries. Now updated and presented in a smaller format with fifteen new gorgeous photographs, "Evolution" steps beyond the debate and presents the undeniable truth of Darwin's theory, showing through skeletons both obscure and commonplace, but always intriguing, the process by which life has transformed itself, again and again.

The book Evolution features more than 250 of Patrick Gries' photographs, accompanied by a text written by scientist and documentarian Dr. The result is a powerful pairing that profoundly illustrates how we came to be what we are. Evolution steps beyond the debate and presents the undeniable truth of Darwin's theory, showing through skeletons both obscure and commonplace, but always intriguing, the process by which life has transformed itself, again and again.

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YOU wouldn’t think that a book of black and white photographs of animal skeletons could be so beautiful, so dramatic and so evocative of life.

YOU wouldn’t think that a book of black and white photographs of animal skeletons could be so beautiful, so dramatic and so evocative of life. But there are no static taxonomic shots of bones here: these are skeletons arranged in dynamic poses, with heads cocked, jaws open and limbs seemingly tensed. After looking at them for a while you no longer see the bones, but the animals they once were – a fox pouncing on a vole, a diving gannet or, as in this photo, a flying lemur preparing to take to the air.

Now updated and presented in a smaller format with fifteen new gorgeous photographs, Evolution steps beyond the debate and presents the undeniable truth of Darwin's theory, showing through skeletons both obscure and commonplace, but always intriguing, the process by which life has transformed itself, again and again.Here is a powerful pairing: two hundred stark black-and-white photographs produced by Patrick Gries in collaboration with the Museum of Natural History in Paris are accompanied by text from scientist and documentarian Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu. The result is a revealing collection that profoundly illustrates the key themes of evolution--homology, convergence, adaptation, polymorphism, and more. Spectacular, mysterious, elegant, or grotesque, the vertebrate skeletons of Earth's fossil record carry within them the traces of several billion years of evolution. Evolution, a resounding success on its initial publication in 2007, is a unique and beautiful attempt to provide a map of those billion years in time.
Comments: (7)
Bolv
I just got this today. I bought it as an illustrator and concept artist to be used primarily for reference. The photos are nothing short of brilliant. However the relatively small physical size of the book is a little disappointing and makes the photos difficult to really appreciate - its smaller than a standard A4 page. In addition there are some photos that are double page - however the seam of the book cuts these photos in two - straight through the middle - and with the additional bulk of the book seeing these photos completely is next to impossible. Making it even more painful to use this book for reference. Had the publisher merely printed this book in a larger format - it would be an indispensable source of reference and its photos might have been fully appreciated. Ive yet to read the book - but this wasnt the reason i bought it - i havent seen too many books that show full skeletons of animals and this was why i bought this book - hence the three stars. If anyone knows of any books that have great and extensive pictures of animal bones plz do msg me. Cheers.
Delalbine
Terrific text and wonderful pictures, but I have to say that if you've seen the older, larger version of this book, you may be disappointed. I bought this for my 8 year old who loves animal skeletons. It's sized right for him, but we'd previously had the coffee table book from the library and I wish I'd bought that instead (As I write this, it's still available, used, at less than fifty dollars from third party sellers here on Amazon). It's huge and a little unwieldy, but with that larger version, the pictures take your breath away. Here, well...not so much. In fact, when they're spread over two pages in this smaller version it's actually hard to see what's missing deep in the binding. I recommend that you look for a good used copy of the larger, older edition. This smaller format just doesn't do the photos justice.
Ventelone
The starkness of these photographs caught my eye in a book review in the Wall Street Journal, so I bought the book. I'm intrigued by the subject and this approach, comparing similar skeletons by eliminating all other variables and just showing the bare bones (as it were) in black and white. The photos are stunning and detailed and intriguing to compare and would themselves qualify as science if they were accompanied by more thorough explanations and captions and if they were arranged in a less obscure system. However, the text offers only the most abstract and convoluted quasi-philosophical mumbledy-jumble which I'm sure sounded a lot more impressive in the original French. In other words, it's really just a semi-educational coffee table book. This is a shame, because the concept is great and the photographer brilliant.
Miromice
This book is divided into 44 mini-articles about various topics in skeletal anatomy, then photographs of skeletons illustrating that topic. For example, Chapter 16 is "The Sparrow's Beak", and a brief amount of information relating to the diversity that sparrows beaks come in is given, followed by photos of various species of sparrow skulls.

The articles are a page or two long, informative without being too technical, and translated fluently (this was a concern of mine before buying it).

I ostensibly bought this book to share with my 6 yr old son, and he enjoys looking at the pictures with me, but the text is unmistakably geared to adults.

It is also not a treatise on proving that evolution occurred, it has a general assumption that the reader understands the concept of natural selection and the basic processes of evolution.

The only thing that I could see making this book bigger would be if it were larger - it is sized to fit on a standard bookshelf. If I found this book in a coffee-table sized edition, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

Note: There is a larger previous edition from 2007 of this book, one that has a rattlesnake skeleton on the front. This version is apparently smaller, alas.
Yanki
It is easy to spend hours with this book. The amazing b&w photographs are spare and beautiful, and invite the reader/viewer to look for similarities and differences in all sorts of vertebrates (and a few invertebrates too!)

I think what I did not expect (and which is explained in the text), is that I got a real sense of all of these skeletons as once belonging to individuals; my cousins in the animal kingdom and not just the apes, either. Although, there's one frontal picture of the skull of a small ape/monkey/tree-dweller that looks just like a modern human skull. I mean *just like!*

The text includes rational discussion about evolution and the teaching thereof, plus introduced this American reader to some French scientists and naturalists from the 18th century who were arriving at various non-theological answers to questions about life on earth.

Really, really good. I have seldom encountered a "coffee table" book that offered so much intellectual and visual stimulation.
Delirium
This is a beautifully illustrated and well-written treatise on the subject of evolution, clearly presenting homologies across various species. The only problem I encountered was the fact that my copy was bound upside down! This was not a significant problem for me, but I wonder whether this was a more widespread error for this entire printing.
spark
This book is absolutely stunning. There are so many crisp, clear photos in this book. I honestly don't understand why they stopped printing the larger version and started printing the smaller version because some of the photos have really small skeletons. I have the bigger version and it is simply stunning.
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