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

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Chronicle Books, Sep 26, 2012 - Art - 160 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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The illustrations are outstanding. - Goodreads
And the illustrations make it all the more fun. - Goodreads
Most of the pictures are ones I wish I had on my walls. - Goodreads

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If you love science and you love art, you will find this book as irresistible as we do. The editors invited seventy-five artists to make illustrations based on questions posed to fifty scientists ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alice Kitterman - 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

How does the brain give rise
144
Why are humans and chimps
150
be How do cells talk to each other?
156

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Jenny Volvovski, Julia Rothman, and Matt Lamothe are partners in ALSO, a design firm based in Chicago and New York that has won numerous awards. Julia is author of the popular blog Book By Its Cover.

Jenny Volvovski, Julia Rothman, and Matt Lamothe are partners in ALSO, a design firm based in Chicago and New York that has won numerous awards. Julia is author of the popular blog Book By Its Cover.

Jenny Volvovski, Julia Rothman, and Matt Lamothe are partners in ALSO, a design firm based in Chicago and New York that has won numerous awards. Julia is author of the popular blog Book By Its Cover.

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

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