The Artist and the Scientists: Bringing Prehistory to Life

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-09-20
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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The Artist and the Scientists: Bringing Prehistory to Life presents the extraordinary lives and works of eminent paleontologists Patricia Vickers-Rich and Tom Rich, and Peter Trusler, one of the finest artists of scientific realism Australia has produced. Over more than thirty years Patricia, Tom and Peter have travelled across Eastern Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa Australia and New Zealand in search of the remains of early life, including fish, dinosaurs, birds and mammals. Their successful expeditions, and the many publications and exquisite artworks that have ensued, are a testament to their scientific methodology, thirst for knowledge and eye for detail. The book follows the development of selected works of art covering the last 600 million years of the geological record. Told from the viewpoints of both scientist and artist, the reader is given a unique insight to the process of preserving and recording the evolution of prehistoric life.

Table of Contents

Geologic time
A new paint box
The dragon chasers
The beginning: Bacchus Marsh Diprotodon
The art of the fossil book
Dinosaurs from China
Wildlife of Gondwana
The dinosaurs of darkness
A Moa mummy: a classic dissection
Magnificent Mihirungs
Where the wind bites: Patagonia
The rise of animals: back to the Precambrian
Chinese and Australian Mesozoic mammals
The last of the mob
The art of humour and enchantment
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