natural history

March 26, 2009

histroy1This is the weathered book that I remember from my childhood. A first science book for the picture loving crowd, of which I am still an enthusiastic member. To this day, I do not understand why science periodicals and books do not have better PICTURES! Every time I pick up an exciting subject, with plenty of potential images- I feel short changed with the black and white photos of exacting data. It is as if the science crowd feels it must be serious and stay away from the full color fantasy images that fill this book and the vitrines of every Natural History Museum. Those vivid landscapes helped me see the world as it was and imagine a world before humans. Something we all should do more of once in awhile.