The Biodiversity Heritage Library has made 150,000 illustrations available for free download. “Billed as the world’s largest open access digital archive dedicated to life on Earth, the Biodiversity Heritage Library is comprised of animal sketches, historical diagrams, botanical studies, and various scientific research collected from hundreds of thousands […]
National Geographic has a lovely look at a rediscovered book of Cuban plants. “Nondescript marbled cardboard covers and a title page in cursive handwriting announce Specimens of the Plants & Fruits of the Island of Cuba by Mrs. A.K. Wollstonecraft. This simplicity belies the contents of the slim, […]
Behold the beauty and wonder of Ernst Haeckel’s drawings of bats from his Kunstformen der Natur (1904)!
Behold William Roy and Sylvain Dorange’s lovely comic featuring Hedy Lamarr’s 1957 appearance on What’s My Line. (Thanks, Mark!)
September 2017. Socorro County, New Mexico — It moved slowly, with a grinding of motors and gears, its focus drifting across a brilliant blue September sky. It took several minutes, and I stood transfixed by something that must, to so many, seem so mundane. When it finally clicked […]
Pages from a sketchbook depicting human ancestors with drawings and descriptions in German by Norbert W. Hinterberger. (Well, the drawings aren’t in German).