History of Paleontology Illustration

Hardcover (Print)
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$23.50
(Save 41%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $7.59
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 81%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (23) from $7.59   
  • New (11) from $22.44   
  • Used (12) from $7.59   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 3
Showing 1 – 10 of 23 (3 pages)
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$7.59
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(800)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Good
Used books may not include access codes or one time use codes. Proven Seller with Excellent Customer Service. Choose expedited shipping and get it FAST.

Ships from: Conway, AR

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$11.71
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:

(60147)

Condition: Good
Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

Ships from: Mishawaka, IN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$11.72
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(3412)

Condition: Good
Ships same day or next business day! UPS expedited shipping available (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes). Used sticker & some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not ... include working access code or dust jacket Read more Show Less

Ships from: Columbia, MO

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$12.73
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(1771)

Condition: Good
Good used copy. May have minor markings.

Ships from: Hillsboro, OR

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$19.98
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(49362)

Condition: Very Good
Ships same day or next business day via UPS (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes)! Used sticker and some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not include working access ... code or dust jacket. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Columbia, MO

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$22.44
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(887)

Condition: New
0253351758 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!

Ships from: Springfield, VA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$22.44
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(887)

Condition: Like New
0253351758 *LIKE NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!

Ships from: Springfield, VA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$23.41
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(8987)

Condition: New
BRAND NEW ITEM! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of items sold!.

Ships from: Grand Rapids, MI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$25.00
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(246)

Condition: New
2008. Hardcover Would be brand new except for discreet owner's blind-stamp and inked date / bright and crisp dust jacket 217pp.

Ships from: Baldwin City, KS

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$27.91
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(503)

Condition: New
"BRAND NEW. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee. Quick International Airmail!"

Ships from: Indian Trail, NC

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 3
Showing 1 – 10 of 23 (3 pages)
Close
Sort by

Overview

Writing from the perspective of an art historian, Jane P. Davidson traces the history of paleontology illustration from the 15th century to the present. She combines discussions of these images as works of representative art with assessments of the artists. The book covers depictions of fossils, restorations of plants and animals, and ecological restorations in painting, drawing, sculpture, and in display restorations such as dioramas. Although the main subject of the book is scientific illustration, it also delves into "popular" illustrations such as those found in children's textbooks, popular introductions to paleontology and geology, museum and other public displays, and film. Both a history of science and a history of representation, this is a fascinating exploration of the interactions between art and science.

Indiana University Press

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

The Bloomsbury Review
"A helpful resource for collectors as well as an introduction to an art form that is diminishing in application, if not in appreciation." —M. Thlarn, The Bloomsbury Review, November/December 2008

— M. Thlarn

Science Magazine
"The book offers ineresting and well-constructed overviews of the natural history and imagery of birds and fossils." —Mary Parrish, Science Magazine, October 2008

— Mary Parrish

www.palass.org

"This is a well written and researched book which can be read chronologically or as a source of reference." —www.palass.org, February 2009

ISIS

"... a welcome addition to the very small field of the history of paleontological illustration. It will be particularly useful as a textbook in a history of paleontology course, where it will serve as an indispensable catalogue of past images, artists, and publications..." —ISIS, 100: 2 (2009)

Palass.org
"This is a well written and researched book which can be read chronologically or as a source of reference." —palass.org, February 2009
The Bloomsbury Review - M. Thlarn

"A helpful resource for collectors as well as an introduction to an art form that is diminishing in application, if not in appreciation." —M. Thlarn, The Bloomsbury Review, November/December 2008

Science Magazine - Mary Parrish

"The book offers ineresting and well-constructed overviews of the natural history and imagery of birds and fossils." —Mary Parrish, Science Magazine, October 2008

From the Publisher
"... a welcome addition to the very small field of the history of paleontological illustration. It will be particularly useful as a textbook in a history of paleontology course, where it will serve as an indispensable catalogue of past images, artists, and publications..." —ISIS, 100: 2 (2009)

"The book offers ineresting and well-constructed overviews of the natural history and imagery of birds and fossils." —Mary Parrish, Science Magazine, October 2008

"A helpful resource for collectors as well as an introduction to an art form that is diminishing in application, if not in appreciation." —M. Thlarn, The Bloomsbury Review, November/December 2008

"... [O]ffers an informative and expert introduction to an interesting intersection of art and science—the illustration of fossils in books from the Renaissance to the present.... Davidson brings together the key figures and themes in this genre and provides basic information on them. Eight color plates and many black-and-white illustrations (especially of 19th- and 20th-century examples), along with a full bibliography, ensure that this will be a useful resource for years to come. Summing Up: Recommended. Researchers/faculty, professionals/practitioners, and general readers." —Choice, February 2009

"This is a well written and researched book which can be read chronologically or as a source of reference." —www.palass.org, February 2009

Choice

"... [O]ffers an informative and expert introduction to an interesting intersection of art and science—the illustration of fossils in books from the Renaissance to the present.... Davidson brings together the key figures and themes in this genre and provides basic information on them. Eight color plates and many black-and-white illustrations (especially of 19th- and 20th-century examples), along with a full bibliography, ensure that this will be a useful resource for years to come. Summing Up: Recommended. Researchers/faculty, professionals/practitioners, and general readers." —Choice, February 2009

Choice

"... [O]ffers an informative and expert introduction to an interesting intersection of art and science—the illustration of fossils in books from the Renaissance to the present.... Davidson brings together the key figures and themes in this genre and provides basic information on them. Eight color plates and many black-and-white illustrations (especially of 19th- and 20th-century examples), along with a full bibliography, ensure that this will be a useful resource for years to come. Summing Up: Recommended. Researchers/faculty, professionals/practitioners, and general readers." —Choice, February 2009

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253351753
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Series: Life of the Past Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane P. Davidson is Professor of Art History at the University of Nevada, Reno, and author of The Bone Sharp: The Life of Edward Drinker Cope. She lives in Reno, Nevada.

Indiana University Press

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Contents
Preface

1. Fossils in Art and Book Illustration in Early Modern Europe
2. The Late Seventeenth Century and the Eighteenth Century
3. The Nineteenth Century
4. The Paleontologist Poses with Fossils
5. Early Photography in Paleontology, 1840-1931
6. The Twentieth Century

Notes
Bibliography
Index

Indiana University Press

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)