BOOK: Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of the Natural World

I love books that combine fun artwork with good information. Here’s a new guide that does just that:

Julia Rothman, Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World (North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing, 2015, 224 pp).

Publisher’s description Art and science mingle in Julia Rothman’s fascinating visual tour of the natural world. If you’ve ever wanted to see how mountains are formed or wondered about the life cycle of a mushroom or the different types of feather on a bird, you’ll delight in exploring Rothman’s drawings, diagrams, and dissections. Her spirited exploration of earth and water, flora and fauna will open your eyes to new views of nature’s wonders.

Check out this post about the book and author from PBS Newshour featuring a bunch of images from the book, including this rotting log:

Tucked in among several illustrations of animals, Rothman includes objects like a rotting log, which wouldn't necessarily receive a lot of attention of a nature walk. Excerpted from "Nature Anatomy" by Julia Rothman. Used with permission of Storey Publishing

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3 Responses to BOOK: Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of the Natural World

  1. Michael, this is fantastic!! Have you read her other book, Farm Anatomy? I use it with my students a lot and they love the combination of nonfiction and inspiring art as well. I will be getting Nature Anatomy for sure!!

    • darwinsbulldog says:

      I only became aware of Farm Anatomy because of this new one. Happy to hear you use it at your school. Hope all is well with you!

  2. This looks too good! How much I’ve been missing.

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