on 2 July 2011
the imagery and details in the illustrations by haeckel are beautiful, this has given me an inspiration boost that was much needed, its a book you can flick through and find something you like on every page, i have been to mesmerised by the pictures that i haven't got round to read the text yet but thats the next step and will most probably find it informative and answer my questions about the images. a good buy .
on 27 April 2014
The same as 'Art forms in nature', it is hard to believe such a man could capture so well the beauty and intricacies of our sea based companions so incredibly well. I recommend this work to anyone with an interest in art , biology or even people who like a good picture book to glance at every now and them. Truly inspiring.
on 25 January 2016
This is a well-produced largish format book of Ernst Haekel’s astonishing nineteenth century drawings of his observations of hundreds of different radiolarians under a microscope. Tiny they may be, but they are quite haunting, especially those with spiky skeletons. I had seen them before, I can’t remember where, quite possibly in a nasty dream. The plates are preceded by an 18-page introduction. Worth having.