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The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science

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ISBN13: 9781452108223
ISBN10: 1452108226
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A science book like no other, The Where, the Why, and the How turns loose 75 of today's hottest artists onto life's vast questions, from how we got here to where we are going. Inside these pages some of the biggest (and smallest) mysteries of the natural world are explained in essays by real working scientists, which are then illustrated by artists given free rein to be as literal or as imaginative as they like. The result is a celebration of the wonder that inspires every new discovery. Featuring work by such contemporary luminaries as Lisa Congdon, Jen Corace, Neil Farber, Susie Ghahremani, Jeremyville, Jon Klassen, Jacob Magraw, and many more, this is a work of scientific and artistic exploration to pique the interest of both the intellectually and imaginatively curious.

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"Scientists and artists take on, answer, and illustrate some of the most intriguing and baffling questions in the sciences, a majority of which likely do not ever occur to most people, such as 'What triggers reversals of earth's polarity?' Readers may need a refresher on basic high school biology or chemistry, but that's a good thing and, really, a minor distraction from what this book actually is: a work of art. The 75 illustrations that accompany each question are rich and stylistically diverse enough that the book can be read either as a well-written mini-textbook or a coffee table-worthy compendium. The authors set out to challenge our overly Wikipedi-ized minds less by explaining answers as by opening them to theorizing and wondering; it's clear that the point is to pique curiosity and delight with beautiful visuals. Pop-science buffs will find the subject matter intriguing, and those who admire graphic novels or comic art will find a plethora of eye candy. To the book's further credit, each artist's website is listed opposite his or her artwork, allowing for further engagement each one's work. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Jenny Volvovski, Julia Rothman, and Matt Lamothe are partners in ALSO, a design firm based in Chicago and New York that has won numerous awards. Julia is author of the popular blog Book By Its Cover.

David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have been translated into dozens of languages.

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fortgeorge, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by fortgeorge)
I really liked this book because of the way it combines art and science. The artistic depictions are wonderful and the book is informative, I think it is a must read for anyone that has even a passing interest in art or science.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781452108223
Author:
Jenny Volvovski and Julia Rothman and Matt Lamothe
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Foreword:
Macaulay, David
Author:
Lamothe, Matt
Author:
Macaulay, David
Author:
Volvovski, Jenny
Author:
Rothman, Julia
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Subject:
General Art
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
10.325 x 8.25 x 1 in 1.76 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Scientists and artists take on, answer, and illustrate some of the most intriguing and baffling questions in the sciences, a majority of which likely do not ever occur to most people, such as 'What triggers reversals of earth's polarity?' Readers may need a refresher on basic high school biology or chemistry, but that's a good thing and, really, a minor distraction from what this book actually is: a work of art. The 75 illustrations that accompany each question are rich and stylistically diverse enough that the book can be read either as a well-written mini-textbook or a coffee table-worthy compendium. The authors set out to challenge our overly Wikipedi-ized minds less by explaining answers as by opening them to theorizing and wondering; it's clear that the point is to pique curiosity and delight with beautiful visuals. Pop-science buffs will find the subject matter intriguing, and those who admire graphic novels or comic art will find a plethora of eye candy. To the book's further credit, each artist's website is listed opposite his or her artwork, allowing for further engagement each one's work. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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