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Wild Design : The Architecture of Nature

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Nature is the original architect, designing and building extraordinary structures through more than four billion years of evolution, and in response to the tremendous forces of the Earth.


Wild Design celebrates wild design in the world of animals, plants, and other organisms, as well as in earth, stone, and water. This illustrated compendium explores structures as intricate as the microscopic glass" cases of jewel-like diatoms, as flamboyant as the festooned leks of bowerbirds, and as mysterious as the towering hoodoos of the Colorado Plateau. Bringing together art and science in lush illustrations and lively text, Wild Design is a great gift for anyone curious about the creative genius of the world around us."
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Product details

  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 140 x 203 x 15.24mm | 294.84g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1648960170
  • 9781648960178
  • 809,757

Review quote

"A collection of fascinating essays that explore examples of amazing natural structures built by nature's architects and builders, offering 'a miniature cabinet of curiosities.'"
- Kennebec Journal/Augusta Morning Sentinel
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About Kimberly Ridley

Kimberly Ridley is a science writer, essayist, and author of award-winning nature books for children, including the Kirkus-starred The Secret Pool. A former magazine editor, she has published articles and essays in The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, Down East, and many other publications. She holds an M.S. in Science Journalism from Boston University and lives in Brooklin, Maine, where she loves exploring the wild world.
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