Lost Fish: Anthologies of the Work of the Comte de Lacepede

Lost Fish: Anthologies of the Work of the Comte de Lacepede

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Introduction by Elizabeth Kolbert

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  • Publisher: ASSOULINE
  • Format: Hardback | 231 pages
  • Dimensions: 241mm x 310mm x 25mm | 1,633g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Paris
  • ISBN 10: 2759403920
  • ISBN 13: 9782759403929
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 923,073

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Language: Chinese.Jun HardCover. Pub Date: 2009 Pages: 231 Publisher: Assouline With more than two hundred richly colored. painstakingly detailed antique illustrations. Lost Fish offers a chance to meditate on the dazzling beauty of marine life before it is too late. Culled from rare eighteenth-century scientific volumes. these stunning prints testify to the ages curiosity about the natural world. which spurred legendary writers to expound on the beauty of creation and etymologists like Linnaeus. Buffon. and his successor. the Comte de Lacpde. to catalogue the species around them. Today. only the very deepest crevasses of the ocean elude us. But many of these species so meticulously enumerated by Lacpde are lost forever. or pushed to the ink of extinction. put at risk by the planets changing climate.

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Elizabeth Kolbert is one of today's leading environmental journalists.