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the monolithic the art and science of ernst haeckel (taschen) comprises the masterful illustrative work of the german scientist, doctor, philosopher, and artist (1834–1919) who made it his life’s quest to enlighten mankind of both the complexity and beauty of the world’s endlessly rich flora and fauna. originally published in a series of monographies (focusing on the maritime world in particular) and the compendium kunstformen der natur (1904), the drawings and watercolors attest to haeckel’s immense fascination of his subject and are as instructive as visually captivating as ever…

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