ANIMAL: EXPLORING THE ZOOLOGICAL WORLD
Animal: Exploring the Zoological World is a visually stunning, broad-ranging survey in the style of Phaidon’s internationally bestselling Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World. Through 300 images, carefully curated by an international panel of experts, the book chronicles the captivating visual history of humankind’s fascination with animals. Highlighting the extraordinary diversity of life on earth, Animal combines manuscripts, paintings, prints, and illustrations with photographs and digital renderings to bring the zoological world vividly to life. Arranged in a uniquely structured and thought-provoking sequence, this engaging compilation includes iconic works by celebrated artists, photographers, and scientists as well as rare and previously unpublished images.
James Hanken is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Biology at Harvard University. He is also the director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology and curator of herpetology.