Ernst Haeckel, (1834 - 1919), was born in Prussia, and was a zoologist, evolutionist and professor of comparative anatomy at the University of Jena. He has been credited with introducing the terms phylum, phylogeny, and ecology. He identified many new species of living beings and gave names to thousands of them. Obviously he was also a skilled artist as well.
This volume highlights the research and findings of this natural scientist. Powerful modern microscopes have confirmed the accuracy of Haeckel's prints, which even in their day, became world famous.
Title: Art forms in nature : the prints of Ernst Haeckel : one hundred color plates
Author: with contributions by Olaf Breidbach and Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt and a preface by Richard Hartmann ; [translated from German by Michele Schons ; edited by Michael Ashdown].
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