Map: Exploring the World

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Phaidon Press #ad - The selection includes the greatest names in cartography, such as james Cook, Gerard Mercator, Matthew Fontaine Maury and Phyllis Pearsall, rarely seen maps from lesser'known cartographers, as well as maps from indigenous cultures around the world, and maps of outstanding beauty and surprising individuality from the current generation of map makers.

Map: Exploring the World #ad - Phaidon press. The book's unique arrangement, reveals how the history of our attempts to make flat representations of the world has been full of beauty, with the maps organized in complimentary or contrasting pairs, ingenuity and innovation. Selected by an international panel of curators, to encourage settlement, to establish control, the maps reflect the many reasons people make maps, such as to find their way, academics and collectors, to assert ownership, to record human activity, to plan military campaigns or to show political power.

. 300 stunning maps from all periods and from all around the world, exploring and revealing what maps tell us about history and ourselves. Map: exploring the world brings together more than 300 fascinating maps from the birth of cartography to cutting-edge digital maps of the twenty-fist century.

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Plant: Exploring the Botanical World

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Phaidon Press #ad - Plant exploring the Botanical World. Carefully selected by an international panel of experts and arranged in a uniquely structured sequence to highlight thought-provoking contrasts and similarities, scientists, this stunning compilation of botanically themed images includes iconic work by celebrated artists, photographers, and botanical illustrators, as well as rare and previously unpublished images.

It combines photographs and cutting-edge micrograph scans with watercolours, drawings, and prints to bring this universally popular and captivating subject vividly to life. The ultimate gift for gardeners and art-lovers, featuring 300 of the most beautiful and pioneering botanical images everFollowing in the footsteps of the international bestseller Map: Exploring the World, this fresh and visually stunning survey celebrates the extraordinary beauty and diversity of plants.

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Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World

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Phaidon Press #ad - Plant exploring the Botanical World. Explore the stars and planets and beyond through 300 fascinating images – an international panel of experts take you on a journey through man's record of the universe – from ancient cave paintings to animation. Universe is a groundbreaking survey that celebrates the popular subject of astronomy through 300 images created by those who have tried to understand - or who have been inspired by – the beauty and mystery of stars, planets, and beyond.

Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World #ad - Carefully chosen by an international panel of experts and arranged to highlight thought-provoking contrasts and similarities, animation, photographs, sculpture, prints, the selection includes paintings, artists, sketches, and digital renderings with iconic works by renowned photographers, and astronomers alongside previously unpublished finds.

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Animal: Exploring the Zoological World

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Phaidon Press #ad - This carefully curated selection of images, chosen by an international panel of experts, delves into our shared past to tell the story of animal life. From the first cave paintings, the huge range of works reflects the beauty and variety of animals themselves - including butterflies, extraordinary medieval bestiaries and exquisite scientific illustration, frogs, bats, contemporary artworks and the incredible technological advancements that will shape our futures together, spiders and elephants, to iconic paintings, hummingbirds, jellyfish, dogs, tigers, to name a few.

Arranged in a curated and thought-provoking sequence, this engaging compilation includes iconic works by some of the great names in zoology, Charles Darwin and John James Audubon, as well as celebrated artists and photographers, such as Conrad Gesner, indigenous cultures and lesser-known figures who have made important contributions to the study and representation of animals throughout history.

Animal: Exploring the Zoological World #ad - . Explore the beauty and diversity of the animal world through more than 300 captivating images from across time and from every corner of the globeAnimal: Exploring the Zoological World is a visually stunning and broad-ranging survey that explores and celebrates humankind's ongoing fascination with animals.

Since our very first moments on earth, power, danger, we have been compelled to make images of the curious beasts around us - whether as sources of food, wonder, scientific significance or companionship. Plant exploring the Botanical World.

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Wood

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Phaidon Press #ad - Even the work of le corbusier, le cabanon, an architect best known for his work in concrete, is shown - his humble Mediterranean log cabin, was his last home. Arranged to promote comparison and discussion, the selected projects take the reader on a global tour of inspiring and intriguing structures: a Vietnamese village hall sits beside a state-of-the-art Belgian laboratory, an Italian anatomical theatre alongside a luxurious Canadian sauna and an onion-domed Russian church next to a fortified Japanese castle.

Illustrated with extraordinary photographs, each project includes an extended caption providing an insightful commentary on the building. An essay by the bestselling author and naturalist Richard Mabey explores the close relationship between trees and architecture. Following the popularity of concrete and Brick, Wood is a beautiful and informative visual exploration of a natural material that harbours an extraordinary range of expression and potential and has inspired architects for generations.

Wood #ad - Wood is a fresh, insightful and surprising look at the world's best timber architecture. With 170 structures from the last 1, 000 years, Wood features projects from some of the world's most celebrated architects. Phaidon press. Renzo piano's otherworldly New Caledonian Cultural Centre is found alongside projects from Tadao Ando and Peter Zumthor.

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Great Maps: The World's Masterpieces Explored and Explained Dk Smithsonian

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DK #ad - The world's finest maps explored and explained. From ptolemy's world map to the hereford's mappa mundi, through Mercator's map of the world to the latest maps of the Moon and Google Earth, Great Maps provides a fascinating overview of cartography through the ages. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. Revealing the stories behind 55 historical maps by analyzing graphic close-ups, art, power, Great Maps also profiles key cartographers and explorers to look why each map was commissioned, who it was for and how they influenced navigation, propaganda, and politics.

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Great City Maps: A Historical Journey Through Maps, Plans, and Paintings

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DK #ad - The book's unrivaled reproduction of these fascinating and intricate documents provides graphic close-ups and reveals more than just pure geography—it offers insight into the cultures and beliefs of the great civilizations that gave rise to them. Profiles of key cartographers, planners, and artists give even further insight into the history of each urban masterpiece.

With its genuinely unique and superbly illustrated approach to the most celebrated city maps in history and its lavish textured and foiled jacket, Great City Maps is a beautiful piece to add to any collection and a must-have for all history and geography enthusiasts. Plant exploring the Botanical World.

Great City Maps: A Historical Journey Through Maps, Plans, and Paintings #ad - Phaidon press. From classical cities like rome and jerusalem to modern hubs like New York and Tokyo, who it was intended for, the stories behind each map are revealed: why it was created, and how it was achieved. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. A beautifully illustrated history of the world's most celebrated historical city maps, from the hubs of ancient civilization to sprawling modern mega-cities, created in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

Great city maps explores and explains 30 of the world's greatest historical city maps, providing a captivating overview of cartography through the ages.

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The Art of Instruction: Vintage Educational Charts from the 19th and 20th Centuries

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Chronicle Books #ad - Large-scale wall charts were fundamental tools of classroom instruction throughout Europe in the mid-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. From the anatomy of a tulip or an apple tree to that of a hedgehog or starfish, the botanical and zoological images in this collection are captivating with their curious visuals and intricate details.

Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. Phaidon press. Collected here for the first time in one deluxe volume are over 100 of these vintage educational posters now important relics in the history of science, art, and design. With a compelling introduction about the history of educational charts and their production, science, The Art of Instruction provides a glimpse into a rich, design, significant heritage and will enlighten those with an interest in art, or natural history.

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Animal Architecture

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - Abrams. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. Ingo arndt’s stunning studio photographs and vibrant in-situ shots of nests, and wetlands provide close-up details of these designs, forests, as well as the animals who created them. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. Phaidon press. These compelling images are com­bined with an abundance of fascinating facts about the evolution of animals and insects, as well as their survival methods, mating habits, genetic dispositions, and more.

Animal Architecture #ad - Capturing 120 of these wonders in all their beauty and complexity, function, Animal Architecture presents a visually arresting tribute to the intersection of nature, science, and design. In the process they create gorgeous nests, shelters, and habitats. Every day, all over the world, catching their prey, animals and insects set about the purposeful tasks of designing their homes, and attracting their mates.

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Atlas of Cities

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Princeton University Press #ad - Princeton University Press. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. The atlas of cities presents a unique taxonomy of cities that looks at different aspects of their physical, economic, social, and political structures; their interactions with each other and with their hinterlands; the challenges and opportunities they present; and where cities might be going in the future.

Each chapter explores a particular type of city―from the foundational cities of Greece and Rome and the networked cities of the Hanseatic League, through the nineteenth-century modernization of Paris and the industrialization of Manchester, to the green and "smart" cities of today. Expert contributors explore how the development of these cities reflects one or more of the common themes of urban development: the mobilizing function transport, and institutions; and the transformative capacity society, communication, lifestyle, and infrastructure; the generative function innovation and technology; the decision-making capacity governance, economics, and culture.

Atlas of Cities #ad - Using stunning info-graphics, the atlas of cities is a comprehensive overview of the patterns of production, maps, and photographs, generation, tables, charts, consumption, and decay of the twenty-first century’s defining form. Presents a one-of-a-kind taxonomy of cities that looks at their origins, shanghai, amsterdam, florence, miami, jakarta, rome, brasilia, constantinople, knossos, güssing, marseille, london, geneva, los angeles, são paulo, bruges, babylon, las vegas, dubai, masdar city, chicago, sheffield, ghent, Alexandria, charts, and photosAdditional material for this book:Cities Featured:Abuja, Hong Kong, Seoul, Santorini, Cairo, Mumbai, Budapest, Pella, Mumba, from the foundational cities of Greece and Rome to the "smart" cities of todayExplores common themes of urban development, Canberra, Berlin, San Francisco, Augsburg, Mexico City, Freiburg, New York, Düsseldorf, Portland, Athens, Glasgow, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Milan, and future prospectsFeatures core case studies of particular types of cities, Chandigarh, Sparta, Manchester, Nairobi, Singapore, Paris, Beijing, development, Karachi, Curitiba, Lübeck, maps, Detroit, Dublin, from transport and communication to lifestyle and cultureIncludes stunning info-graphics, tables, Innsbruck, St.

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Patterns: Inside the Design Library

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Phaidon Press #ad - Princeton University Press. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. Phaidon press. An insider's guide to the world's largest archive of patterns and textiles, the source of inspiration for the globe's top designersEvery season, graphic arts, textiles, home furnishings, designers from fashion, and paper-product industries seek inspiration from patterns to bring their collections to life.

Patterns: Inside the Design Library #ad - Abrams. This one-of-a-kind book, drawn from the Design Library’s archive, is an exclusive and ultimate sourcebook of pattern and ornament. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. Many of these designers - including beacon hill, boden, nike, calvin klein, and Target - look to the Design Library, Clinique, Pottery Barn, Oscar de la Renta, Lululemon, Colefax & Fowler, the world's largest archive of surface design.

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