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Ichthyo: The Architecture of Fish: X-Rays from the Smithsonian Institution

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ISBN13: 9780811861922
ISBN10: 0811861929
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The stark X-ray images of the ichthyological specimens of the Smithsonian Institution, intricate and delicate, offer an unusual combination of art and science. The X-rays are first presented in black-and-white splendor, followed by a visual directory with each specimen's Latin and common names, location, order, family, and collection date. Jean-Michel Cousteau provides one of the three brief introductions, but the true focus of the book is the amazing images. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Originally created to preserve a record of scientific samples, the black and white X-rays of fish at the Smithsonian Institution have emerged as astonishing works of art in their own right. This stunning compendium of imagescomparable to fine and delicate engravingsis drawn from the National Museum of Natural History, which holds the world's largest collection of ichthyological specimens (and which, upon the reopening of its Ocean Hall in Summer of 2008, will put these X-rays on permanent display). As mesmerizingly beautiful as they are amazingly detailed, these images reveal thehidden wonders of the creatures of the deep.

About the Author

Jean-Michel Cousteau is an environmentalist and explorer.

Dr. Daniel Pauly is a noted ichthyologist.

Dr. Lynne R. Parenti curates at the Smithsonian.

Deborah Klochko is director of the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego.

Stephanie Comer is a photo researcher.

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Carol Zemina, June 5, 2011 (view all comments by Carol Zemina)
The xrays inside the book was very interesting and make the book feel more artistic than scientific. I borrowed the book from a friend but hope to add it to my own collection soon!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811861922
Subtitle:
The Architecture of Fish
Author:
Comer, Stephanie
Essay by:
Cousteau, Jean-Michel
Essay:
Cousteau, Jean-Michel
Author:
Parenti, Dr. Lynne R.
Author:
Smithsonian Institution
Author:
Pauly, Dr. Daniel
Author:
Raredon, Sandra J.
Author:
Pauly, D.
Author:
Klochko, Deborah
Author:
Parenti, Lynne R.
Author:
Cousteau, Jean-Michel
Author:
Pauly, Daniel
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Subject:
Anatomy
Subject:
Skeleton
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals
Subject:
Fish
Subject:
Fishes -- Anatomy.
Subject:
Animals - Fish
Subject:
Oceanography-Fish
Subject:
Nature & Wildlife
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080702
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.20x9.82x.90 in. 2.27 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , Originally created to preserve a record of scientific samples, the black and white X-rays of fish at the Smithsonian Institution have emerged as astonishing works of art in their own right. This stunning compendium of imagescomparable to fine and delicate engravingsis drawn from the National Museum of Natural History, which holds the world's largest collection of ichthyological specimens (and which, upon the reopening of its Ocean Hall in Summer of 2008, will put these X-rays on permanent display). As mesmerizingly beautiful as they are amazingly detailed, these images reveal thehidden wonders of the creatures of the deep.
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