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Traces of Time: The Beauty of Change in Natureby Pat Murphy and William Neill
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Nature tells stories that unfold over time, and the evidence is all around us—in the shape of a rugged coastline, in the growth of a tree's rings, in the beautiful banded strata of an ice cave. The latest book from The Exploratorium, San Francisco's acclaimed hands-on science museum, combines William Neill's award-winning photography with accessible scientific observation to illuminate an ever-changing world. Examining nature in segments of time ranging from a fraction of a second to millions of years, from the bloom of a plant to the carving of a canyon, Traces of Time reveals how to measure the forces of nature and the ways they affect our planet. A powerful portrait of the natural beauty of our world, this gorgeous blending of art, science, and photography offers a new perspective to anyone who has ever gazed at the world in wonder.
The latest book from The Exploratorium, San Francisco's acclaimed hands-on science museum, combines Neill's award-winning photography with accessible scientific observation to illuminate the beauty of an ever-changing world. 100 color photos.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 118) and index.
About the Author
Pat Murphy — senior writer and editor of the Exploratorium Quarterly for over a decade — is also an award-winning science fiction and fantasy author. She lives in San Francisco.
Paul Doherty is currently senior scientist at the Exploratorium Center for Teaching and Learning.
William Neill is a renowned landscape photographer and winner of the Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award for nature photography.
Diane Ackerman is the author of A Natural History of the Senses and A Natural History of Love as well as a host of her own televsions series.
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