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A World in One Cubic Foot: Portraits of Biodiversity Hardcover – 16 Nov 2012


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press (16 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226481239
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226481234
  • Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 2.8 x 30.5 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,353,375 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A small world awaits exploration. As the flora and fauna of the surface are examined more closely, the interlocking mechanisms of life are emerging in ever-greater and more surprising detail. In time we will come fully to appreciate the magnificent little ecosystems that have fallen under our stewardship."--E. O. Wilson, from the Foreword

A small world awaits exploration. As the flora and fauna of the surface are examined more closely, the interlocking mechanisms of life are emerging in ever-greater and more surprising detail. In time we will come fully to appreciate the magnificent little ecosystems that have fallen under our stewardship. --E. O. Wilson, from the Foreword"

A thrillingly beautiful, unique, wondrous evocation of life on earth rich, abundant, largely unknown, but making our lives possible through the life activities of tens of millions of other organisms. This book is for everyone, from the youngest children on up, who would like to begin to understand the complexity and beauty of familiar places.
--Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden"

That this is a beautiful book is immediately obvious. But it s also remarkably smart a conceptual device that will change the way you see the world around you. I was absorbed in every page.
--Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet"

"Here is a world of small wonders an entire universe of biodiversity captured in the confines of a cubic foot. David Liittschwager is a magician of the lens who works at the intersection of art and science."
--Chris Johns, Editor in Chief, National Geographic Magazine"

In a series of masterful, intimate portraits, David Liittschwager turns animals and plants found in a single cubic foot of natural environment into objects of art, each more intricate and beautiful than the other. The richness of life documented here will astound you; the diversity of forms will leave you speechless.
--Piotr Naskrecki, author of Relics: Travels in Nature s Time Machine"

"A thrillingly beautiful, unique, wondrous evocation of life on earth--rich, abundant, largely unknown, but making our lives possible through the life activities of tens of millions of other organisms. This book is for everyone, from the youngest children on up, who would like to begin to understand the complexity and beauty of familiar places."
--Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden

"That this is a beautiful book is immediately obvious. But it's also remarkably smart--a conceptual device that will change the way you see the world around you. I was absorbed in every page."
--Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

"Here is a world of small wonders--an entire universe of biodiversity captured in the confines of a cubic foot. David Liittschwager is a magician of the lens who works at the intersection of art and science."
--Chris Johns, Editor in Chief, National Geographic Magazine

"In a series of masterful, intimate portraits, David Liittschwager turns animals and plants found in a single cubic foot of natural environment into objects of art, each more intricate and beautiful than the other. The richness of life documented here will astound you; the diversity of forms will leave you speechless."
--Piotr Naskrecki, author of Relics: Travels in Nature's Time Machine

About the Author

David Liittschwager is a freelance photographer and a contributor to National Geographic and other magazines. His work has been exhibited at such institutions as the California Academy of Sciences and the American Museum of Natural History. He is the author of Skulls and coauthor of Archipelago: Portraits of Life in the World's Most Remote Island Sanctuary, Remains of a Rainbow: Rare Plants and Animals of Hawaii, and Witness: Endangered Species of North America. Liittschwager also lectures and shows his work around the world in both fine art and natural history contexts.


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