• Art

Mariposas Nocturnas

Moths of Central and South America, A Study in Beauty and Diversity
Author: Emmet Gowin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691176892
Category: Art
Page: 144
View: 8620
A stunning portrait of the nocturnal moths of Central and South America by famed American photographer Emmet Gowin American photographer Emmet Gowin (b. 1941) is best known for his portraits of his wife, Edith, and their family, as well as for his images documenting the impact of human activity upon landscapes around the world. For the past fifteen years, he has been engaged in an equally profound project on a different scale, capturing the exquisite beauty of more than one thousand species of nocturnal moths in Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, and Panama. These stunning color portraits present the insects—many of which may never have been photographed as living specimens before, and some of which may not be seen again—arrayed in typologies of twenty-five per sheet. The moths are photographed alive, in natural positions and postures, and set against a variety of backgrounds taken from the natural world and images from art history. Throughout Gowin’s distinguished career, his work has addressed urgent concerns. The arresting images of Mariposas Nocturnas extend this reach, as Gowin fosters awareness for a part of nature that is generally left unobserved and calls for a greater awareness of the biodiversity and value of the tropics as a universally shared natural treasure. An essay by Gowin provides a fascinating personal history of his work with biologists and introduces both the photographic and philosophical processes behind this extraordinary project. Essential reading for audiences both in photography and natural history, this lavishly illustrated volume reminds readers that, as Terry Tempest Williams writes in her foreword, “The world is saturated with loveliness, inhabited by others far more adept at living with uncertainty than we are.”

    • Nature

A Swift Guide to Butterflies of Mexico and Central America

Second Edition
Author: Jeffrey Glassberg
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400889863
Category: Nature
Page: 304
View: 3144
A groundbreaking photographic field guide to almost all of Mexico's butterfly species and many of Central America's This is a revised second edition of a groundbreaking photographic field guide to the butterflies of Mexico and Central America. Written by Jeffrey Glassberg, the pioneering authority on the field identification of butterflies, the guide covers more than 2,000 species and features over 3,700 large, gorgeous color photographs, the very best images available, accompanied by authoritative facing-page text. This second edition includes more species, more than 1,500 new photos, and updated text, maps, and species names. And range maps, field marks, and host plants are included for all Mexican butterflies. The result is an ideal field guide that will enable you to identify almost every butterfly you see. A revised second edition of a groundbreaking guide, featuring more species, more than 1,500 new photos, and updated text, maps, and species names The first complete guide to Mexican butterflies Covers almost all of Mexico's more than 1,700 species, plus many Central American species, including more than two-thirds of those in Costa Rica Written by the pioneering authority on the field identification of butterflies Beautifully illustrated with more than 3,700 color photographs that highlight key identification features Range maps, field marks, and host plants for all Mexican species Authoritative facing-page text An invaluable tool for field identification

    • Photography

The Theater of Insects

Author: Jo Whaley,Deborah Klochko,Linda Wiener
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811861557
Category: Photography
Page: 128
View: 6637
From the Publisher: Butterflies, beetles, dragonflies, and other colorful insects take center stage in this collection of Jo Whaley's dazzling photographs. Inspired by natural history dioramas of an earlier era of scientific discovery, Whaley stages herp

    • History

American Studies

Author: Louis Menand
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374529000
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 7740
The author of The Metaphysical Club presents an intellectual and cultural history of America that draws connections between seemingly unrelated facets of American society, identifying the sources of key innovations while explaining how ideas became part of mainstream life. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

    • Nature

Moths of Western North America

Author: Jerry A. Powell,Paul A. Opler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780520251977
Category: Nature
Page: 369
View: 3602
"Two of North America's most prolific and respected specialists on moths--particularly those of the West--have combined over a century of experience and scholarship to introduce western moths of all families authoritatively to both the amateur and the experienced professional entomologist. This biologically oriented and beautifully illustrated treatment of a quarter of all known western moth species fills a long-needed void, and does it superbly."--Charles V. Covell Jr., author of A Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America "This work sets a new high water mark for North American lepidopterology. Considering the authors' century of combined studies of western Lepidoptera, it is clear from the outset that no other team could have delivered a work so rich in taxonomic and life history information, much of it being original and appearing in the literature for the first time. I will read my copy more like a novel than a reference work, casting about the accounts and repeatedly flipping through the 2300 color images to better familiarize myself with our continent's rich and handsome diversity of moths. Moths of Western North America will serve as both gateway and catalyst for the study of moths for decades, and especially for microlepidopterans--for whom no like work exists in the New World."--David L. Wagner, author of Caterpillars of Eastern North America "Recent years have seen a surge of interest in moths, with growing appreciation of their amazing diversity and their great ecological importance. Information on western moths has been scattered and scarce, however, so this new volume is a tremendous step forward. Jerry Powell and Paul Opler bring a vast amount of knowledge and experience to the subject, and their Moths of Western North America is a landmark publication, instantly indispensable to anyone with a serious interest in Lepidoptera."--Kenn Kaufman, coauthor of Kaufman Field Guide to Butterflies of North America

    • Nature

Night Visions

The Secret Designs of Moths
Author: Joseph Scheer
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN: 9783791329680
Category: Nature
Page: 119
View: 4904
Presents 150 images of moths, produced by high-resolution scans, which emphasize the remarkably complex designs of nature.

    • Aerial photography

Emmet Gowin

aerial photographs
Author: Emmet Gowin,Princeton University. Art Museum
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780943012247
Category: Aerial photography
Page: 36
View: 6967

    • Science

The Ecology and Evolution of Heliconius Butterflies

Author: Chris D. Jiggins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192509071
Category: Science
Page: 288
View: 8965
The Heliconius butterflies are one of the classic systems in evolutionary biology and have contributed hugely to our understanding of evolution over the last 150 years. Their dramatic radiation and remarkable mimicry has fascinated biologists since the days of Bates, Wallace, and Darwin. The Ecology and Evolution of Heliconius Butterflies is the first thorough and accessible treatment of the ecology, genetics, and behaviour of these butterflies, exploring how they offer remarkable insights into tropical biodiversity. The book starts by outlining some of the evolutionary questions that Heliconius research has helped to address, then moves on to an overview of the butterflies themselves and their ecology and behaviour before focussing on wing pattern evolution, and finally, speciation. Richly illustrated with 32 colour plates, this book makes the extensive scientific literature on Heliconius butterflies accessible to a wide audience of professional ecologists, evolutionary biologists, entomologists, and amateur collectors.

    • Science

Pheromone Communication in Moths

Evolution, Behavior, and Application
Author: Jeremy D. Allison,Ring T. Cardé
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520964438
Category: Science
Page: 416
View: 6377
Common among moths is a mate-finding system in which females emit a pheromone that induces males to fly upwind along the pheromone plume. Since the chemical pheromone of the domesticated silk moth was identified in 1959, a steady increase in the number of moth species whose pheromone attractants have been identified now results in a rich base for review and synthesis. Pheromone Communication in Moths summarizes moth pheromone biology, covering the chemical structures used by the various lineages, signal production and perception, the genetic control of moth pheromone traits, interactions of pheromones with host-plant volatiles, pheromone dispersal and orientation, male pheromones and courtship, and the evolutionary forces that have likely shaped pheromone signals and their role in sexual selection. Also included are chapters on practical applications in the control and monitoring of pest species as well as case studies that address pheromone systems in a number of species and groups of closely allied species. Pheromone Communication in Moths is an invaluable resource for entomologists, chemical ecologists, pest-management scientists, and professionals who study pheromone communication and pest management.

    • Entomologists

Moths, Myths, and Mosquitoes

The Eccentric Life of Harrison G. Dyar, Jr
Author: Marc Epstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190215259
Category: Entomologists
Page: 360
View: 3254
"Known for years by Washington, D.C. history buffs and entomologists as an eccentric's eccentric for his underground tunnels, bigamy, and fighting with colleagues, it is oft forgotten that Harrison Gray Dyar, Jr. was a world-class scientist from 1890s until his death. His contributions to the understanding of evolution, classification, and the biology of moths, mosquitoes and primitive wasps have stood the test of time, as have his underappreciated contributions to building the national collections of these insects at the Smithsonian Institution."--

    • Moths

Moths of Costa Rica's Rainforest

Author: Armin Dett
Publisher: Benteli
ISBN: 9783716518403
Category: Moths
Page: 336
View: 2417
Costa Rica is home to an astounding variety of butterflies that are only active at night. They gather wherever there is light, large and small moths with bizarrely shaped wings, spectacular patterns, conspicuous antennae and fabulous colors. Enthralled by this diversity of nocturnal butterflies, Armin Dett has traversed Costa Rica's rainforest, using his own light-trapping techniques to attract more than 500 different species of moths and documenting them photographically.

    • Fishes

Fish of the World

A Collection of 19th-century Paintings
Author: Hiroshi Aramata
Publisher: Gramercy
Category: Fishes
Page: 279
View: 2970

    • Photography

Summer nights

Author: Robert Adams
Publisher: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 46
View: 9104
Summer Nights is a sequence of nightscapes photographed along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Adams's attention to the subtleties of extreme light and dark emphasizes his appeal to look again at places often overlooked. What attracted me to the subjects at a new hour, he observes, was the discovery of a neglected peace.

    • Photography

Emmet Gowin

Author: Emmet Gowin,Keith F. Davis,Carlos Gollonet,Carlos Martín García
Publisher: Aperture
ISBN: 9781597112611
Category: Photography
Page: 255
View: 926
Throughout his prolific career as a photographer, Emmet Gowin had threaded together seemingly disparate subjects - his wife, Edith, and their extended family; American and European landscapes; aerial views of environmental devastation - that reflect his ongoing interest in issues of scale, the impact of the individual, and notions of belonging. This survey pays tribute to Gowin's remarkable career and his impact on the medium."

    • Photography

Anouck Durand: Eternal Friendship

Author: Anouck Durand
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781938221149
Category: Photography
Page: 100
View: 7033
This exquisitely composed photo-novel by French artist-writer Anouck Durand (born 1975)--collaged from photographic archives, personal letters and propaganda magazines--tells a true story that begins in Albania during World War II, stops in China during the Cold War, and ends in Israel after Communism crumbles. When the Nazis invaded Albania, teenage partisan Refik Veseli's Muslim family hid Jewish photographer Mosha Mandil, his wife and two small children. Despite the dire circumstances, Mosha instilled in Refik a great passion for photography, and a friendship was forged in the crucible of war. After liberation, the Mandils left for Israel, inviting Refik to join them, but he stayed behind to contribute to his new nation, not knowing he'd never see his dear friend again. In a nuanced, wholly imagined story, Durand inhabits Refik's voice as he narrates his journey to China where--free of Albanian state censors--he attempts to mail a letter to Mosha. She also reveals how photography, used at the behest of merciless state powers, becomes a tool for liberation and human connection. Says Richard McGuire, author of Here: "A timely book about dictatorships, propaganda and friendship. Imagine Art Spiegelman meets Chris Marker, told in gorgeous tricolor photography, a knock out!"

    • Art

A Shared Elegy

Author: Emmet Gowin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780253032515
Category: Art
Page: 112
View: 5517
"This catalogue is published in conjunction with the special exhibition presented at the Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, October 13-November 16, 2017."

    • Nature

Field Guide to the Bats of the Amazon

Author: Adrià López-Baucells,Ricardo Rocha,Jorge Palmeirim,Paulo Bobrowiec
Publisher: Bat Biology and Conservation
ISBN: 9781784271657
Category: Nature
Page: 176
View: 2942
A species identification guide to the 160 species of bat described in the Amazon region, including a morphological identification key with stunning photographs and an acoustic key for Amazonian bats illustrated with the echolocation spectrogram of most species.

Spencer Finch

The Brain Is Wider Than the Sky
Author: Susan Cross
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783791355160
Page: 240
View: 3482
This book on Spencer Finch, celebrated internationally for his transportive studies of light and color, looks at over two decades of work that investigates the nature of perception and its mysteries with both curiosity and humor. Finch is an American artist who blends scientific method with a poetic sensibility as he examines the physiological and psychological machinations that inform how we see and how we understand and represent the world around us. Using a range of media including watercolor, pastel, photography, video, and sculpture, as well as unexpected materials, ranging from fluorescent lamps to invisible ink, he attempts to depict the most elusive of subjects--wind, heat, the scent of Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal, and most importantly, sunlight. Finch has received popular and critical acclaim for his work, which draws viewers in at every level with its formal and conceptual rigor, as well as its sense of wonder. This book surveys highlights from the artist's career from the 1990s to date. Large format illustrations allow viewers to appreciate the beauty of Finch's translations of color and light. The accompanying texts, which include descriptions of each work and a conversation with the artist, are certain to shed light on Finch's subject matter and inspirations, from poetry to science and philosophy, as well as his creative process.

    • Nature

Insects and Other Arthropods of Tropical America

Author: Paul E. Hanson
Publisher: Comstock Publishing
ISBN: 9780801456947
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
View: 958
"Describes the principal insect groups and other arthropods encountered in a tropical forest in the Americas, and is an introduction to the natural history of insects and other arthropods"--

    • Nature

Hidden Kingdom

The Insect Life of Costa Rica
Author: Piotr Naskrecki
Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates
ISBN: 9781501704710
Category: Nature
Page: 216
View: 4264
"This book presents facts about Costa Rica's insects and their evolutionary history. The photographs serve as a tool to help identify the insects a visitor to Costa Rica is likely to encounter and show the morphological adaptations, survival strategies, and interlocking roles insects play in tropical ecosystems"--