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Peter David Scott’s richly detailed and colorful artwork brings the beauty of the natural world into your hands in this collection of amazing animals from around the world. From the western gorilla of the African rain forests to the colossal squid that resides deep beneath the sea, animals from every habitat are featured on these pages. A field guide — complete with pencil sketches of each animal — presents the reader with more facts about these creatures.
Peter David Scott is an artist and book illustrator specializing in natural history subjects. Over thirty of his solo books have been published, and he has collaborated on a similar amount. His clients have included major publishing houses like Reader’s Digest, Harper Collins, Time Life, Random House, Athena, Virgin, Disney, the B.B.C., the R.S.P.B., Dorling Kindersley, and many other companies. His work has also been used in advertising and television and he illustrated one of the recent Guardian newspaper wall charts. In addition, U.S. scientific journals Current Science and Wired have featured his work, and also design periodical Creative Review. Peter drew and co-designed the alien creatures for National Geographic’s successful two part C.G.I. documentary Extraterrestrial, the resulting drawings appearing in the Radio Times and they were part of the Science of Aliens exhibition at the Science Museum, London, appearing on large wrap-over interactive screens. This went to Montreal, Miami, Harrisburg, San Diego, and Melaka in Malaysia.
He has recently completed several books for innovative publishers Templar and Silver Dolphin including two large format hardbacks, each with 22 large water-color paintings and pencil drawings. This artwork was shown at the Guildford Book Festival in 2009 as part of The Art of the Picture Book exhibition at the Lewis Elton Art Gallery, and was shown at the Illustration Cupboard, London, as part of the Picture This exhibition in 2010. His work has also been exhibited in the Art Agency's exhibitions at The Forum, Norwich.