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Animal Kingdom : Stereoscopic Images of Natural History, Includes Stereoscopic Viewer (Hardcover) (Jim
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Drawn from the archives of some of the world'sfinest museums, this collection of historicspecimens, photographed for stereoscopicviewing, brings the natural world to life inthrilling and beautiful ways. Since collecting fossils as a child, photographer Jim Naughtenhas always been fascinated by the natural world. Now a renownedphotographer, he has started to experiment with stereographyand has turned to his boyhood interest, gaining access to someof the world's most prestigious natural history museums. Thisgorgeously produced book contains 50 images of marine life,reptiles, mammals, birds, and primates photographed expresslyfor viewing through a stereoscope, which is included with thebook. Stereoscopy was invented in 1839 to study binocularvision. Having two eyes allows humans to determine distanceand depth, and stereoscopy shows a left- and right-eye viewfrom a slightly different angle, as we see things in day-to-daylife. Looking through the viewer, readers will see the specimensas three-dimensional objects. As the images jump off the page,their incredible details become apparent--delicate bat wings,the spiraling skeleton of a python, the almost mythic form of aleafy sea dragon. Texts on the work, the history of stereoscopy,and the specimens themselves provide rich background to theproject and Naughten's achievement in bringing to life a worldthat seamlessly melds the past and present.
Number of Pages: 143
Sub-Genre: Subjects + Themes / Plants + Animals
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Author: Jim Naughten
Street Date: June 6, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-5754
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