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This unique book combines natural history and art in ways that evoke both an intellectual and an aesthetic reaction in the reader The stunning close-up photographs are wrapped in the visual and contextual embrace of a Renaissance-era illuminated manuscript that anchors the volume to humankind's longstanding passion for science and art. Includes four essays by well-known biologists and 80 four-color photographs. Design by Terry Moody at Studio Orange Street.
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John P. Schaefer is President Emeritus of the University of Arizona, where he had an active, 21 year career in teaching and research. A conservationist and avid birdwatcher, he helped organize the Tucson Audubon Society and found the Nature Conservancy in Arizona. In addition to his academic and conservation work, Dr. Schaefer enjoys a reputation as a skilled photographer. He and Ansel Adams founded the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in 1975.Review:
This book is a gorgeous, inspiring and educational addition to the impressive roster of southwestern natural history publications from ASDM Press. If you are not already a cactus aficionado, John Schaefer's captivating photographs will win your heart...It is hard to imagine that any flower show in the world could have more impressive floral displays than you will find in the pages of this beautiful book! --Nancy Laney, Executive Director, Tucson Botanical Garden
John Schaefer's images of the delicate and diverse world of cactus flowers shimmer with color and magnificent detail. Each plant's floral design is illustrated with clean simplicity against a black background further emphasizing the beautiful compositions. --Jack Dykinga, Award-Winning Photographer
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