NABOKOV, V: Fine Lines: Vladimir Nabokov’s Scientific Art

Blackwell, Stephen H.; Johnson, Kurt (Editors). Fine Lines: Vladimir Nabokov’s Scientific Art. Yale University Press, 2016. Unmarked. Closed tear on jacket at spine. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#31034) $25.00

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The first full appraisal of Vladimir Nabokov’s long-neglected contributions as a scientist. He created well over 1,000 technical illustrations of the anatomical structures of butterflies, seeking to understand the evolutionary diversity of small butterflies called Blues.

Illustrated in color and black-and-white. 318p. Measures 8.5×10.5 inches.

THOMAS, A: Beauty of Another Order: Photography in Science

Thomas, Ann. Beauty of Another Order: Photography in Science. Yale University Press, 1998. ISBN: 0300073402. Unmarked text. Some tears and scratching on dust jacket. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30640) $20.00

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Accompanied exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Canada. Beautifully illustrated. 90 color and 65 B/W illustrations. Notes. Bibliographies. Index. 256p.

Contributors include Mimi Cazort, Larry J. Schaaf, John P. McElhone, Ann Thomas, Martin Kemp, and Marta Braun. The contributors consider the history of photography, medical photography, photographing the universe, and more.

HOPWOOD, N: Haeckel’s Embryos: Images, Evolution, and Fraud

Hopwood, Nick. Haeckel’s Embryos: Images, Evolution, and Fraud. University of Chicago Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780226046945. Unmarked text. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#28227)

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Tracks the famous embryo drawings of Ernst Haeckel and the charges against them from their genesis in the nineteenth century to their continuing involvement in innovation in the present day.