The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science (Google eBook)

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Chronicle Books, Sep 14, 2012 - Art - 168 pages
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A science book like no other, The Where, the Why, and the How turns loose 75 of today's hottest artists onto life's vast questions, from how we got here to where we are going. Inside these pages some of the biggest (and smallest) mysteries of the natural world are explained in essays by real working scientists, which are then illustrated by artists given free rein to be as literal or as imaginative as they like. The result is a celebration of the wonder that inspires every new discovery. Featuring work by such contemporary luminaries as Lisa Congdon, Jen Corace, Neil Farber, Susie Ghahremani, Jeremyville, and many more, this is a work of scientific and artistic exploration to pique the interest of both the intellectually and imaginatively curious.
  

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Review: The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science

User Review  - Katherine Coble - Goodreads

This is simultaneously very good and very disappointing. Let's start with the "very good": The book takes several scientific concepts ("Can anything escape a black hole?") and explains them in short ... Read full review

Review: The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science

User Review  - Alice Chen - Goodreads

What could be better than philosophical questions applied to science and the natural world being explained through pictures? The questions posed in this book are surprisingly mundane: why do we blush ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
11
How does gravity work?
18
What is antimatter?
24
How are stars born
30
What drives plate tectonics?
38
Could climate change cause
44
Why doesnt water freeze
50
Why is the world green?
56
Is sexual orientation innate?
100
How do humans have the ability
106
Why do some plants eat animals?
112
Why do whales beach themselves?
118
Why do whales sing?
124
Do squirrels remember where
130
Why do humans and ants have
136
How much ofhuman behavior
142

What defined dinosaurs diet?
62
What caused the extinction
68
Why do primates eat plants
74
Why do
80
Why do we hiccup?
86
Why do placebos work?
94
How flexible is the human brain?
148
How can a mature cell
154
Are nanomaterials dangerous?
160
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
167
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About the author (2012)

Matt Lamothe is a partner in ALSO, a design firm based in Chicago and New York that has won numerous awards.

Julia Rothman is a partner in ALSO, a design firm based in Chicago and New York that has won numerous awards. She is author of the popular blog Book By Its Cover.

Jenny Volvovski is a partner in ALSO, a design firm based in Chicago and New York that has won numerous awards.

David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have been translated into dozens of languages.

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