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Biological Sciences
  • Author:
    Peggy Macnamara
  • ISBN:
    0226501000
  • ISBN13:
    978-0226501000
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  • Publisher:
    University Of Chicago Press; 1st Edition. edition (August 15, 2005)
  • Pages:
    124 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Biological Sciences
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Ships from and sold by AnsioBooks. Only 11 left in stock (more on the way). Peggy Macnamara is adjunct associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; artist-in-residence and associate of the zoology program at the Field Museum; instructor at the Field Museum, Chicago Public Libraries Nature Connection, and Art Institute Family Programs; and author of Painting Wildlife in Watercolor.

Illinois Insects and Spiders book. Artist Peggy Macnamara celebrates the state's burgeoning insect and spider populations with twenty-seven color plates of beautiful renderings of numerous species, organized both taxonomically and thematically.

Artist Peggy Macnamara celebrates the state's burgeoning insect and spider populations with twenty-seven color plates .

Artist Peggy Macnamara celebrates the state's burgeoning insect and spider populations with twenty-seven color plates of beautiful renderings of numerous species, organized both taxonomically and thematically. More than a traditional field guide, Illinois Insects and Spiders is the rare book that combines lush artwork with the science of natural history, bringing both closer to the general reader. University of Chicago Press.

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Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Peggy Macnamara books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Illinois Insects and Spiders. Painting Wildlife in Watercolor.

Peggy Macnamara, John Bates, James H. Boone. Architect Philip Johnson once mused, "All architecture is shelter; all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space. But with just a small swap of a key word, Johnson could well have been describing animal nests. Birds and insects are nature's premier architects, using a dizzying array of talents to build functional homes in which to live, reproduce, and care for their young.

Spiders are arachnids There are a number of key differences between arachnids and insects. U can compare the body plan of an ant and a spider to make out the difference. an ants body is divided into 3 parts, but a spider has two. look at the no of legs. There is a difference of 1 pair. Insects have three body segments: the head, thorax and abdomen  . 539 views · View 1 Upvoter.

Illinois Insects and Spiders by Chris Grinter, Peggy Macnamara, Paul Goldstein and Jim Boone (2005 . Puff the Magic Dragon - excellent choice for children. What a wonderful book and CD. It brings back some fond memories

Illinois Insects and Spiders by Chris Grinter, Peggy Macnamara, Paul Goldstein and Jim Boone (2005, Paperback). It brings back some fond memories. I decided to purchase this book to replace the one that I already have as it's getting worn from a lot of use.

The most recent understanding of the evolution of insects is based on studies of the following branches of science: molecular biology, insect morphology, paleontology, insect taxonomy, evolution, embryology.

The most recent understanding of the evolution of insects is based on studies of the following branches of science: molecular biology, insect morphology, paleontology, insect taxonomy, evolution, embryology, bioinformatics and scientific computing. Insects evolved from a group of crustaceans

Painter Peggy Macnamara is no ordinary watercolorist. First was a book about painting wildlife and then, Illinois insects, nests, migration etc. The books were a way to reach a broader audience.

Painter Peggy Macnamara is no ordinary watercolorist. As the Chicago Field Museum‘s artist-in-residence, Macnamara’s muses include ancient vases, animal specimens, and other priceless artifacts that surround her on a daily basis. This fascinating career has led to an even more unique opportunity, as Macnamara’s art now aids in the crucial conservation efforts of the museum’s Keller Science Action Center. Debby Moskovits began the conservation department at the Field.

Recent estimates put the world's insect population at more than forty million species. Here in Illinois, the numbers are equally awesome: seventeen thousand species call the state home, among them four thousand types of flies; fifteen hundred types of grasshoppers, cicadas, and aphids; five thousand types of beetles; two hundred types of ants, wasps, and bees; and two thousand types of butterflies and moths. With so much entomological diversity here in the Midwest, Illinois residents needn't look further than their own backyards to discover the rich and secret world of insects and spiders.Marrying art and entomology, Illinois Insects and Spiders is a unique introduction to local biodiversity. Artist Peggy Macnamara celebrates the state's burgeoning insect and spider populations with twenty-seven color plates of beautiful renderings of numerous species, organized both taxonomically and thematically. The insects on each plate are depicted true to scale in relation to one another and are displayed approximately ten times larger than life size. Accompanying each plate are lively captions-written by Field Museum curators and collection managers-that identify the species and reveal their interesting behaviors and unique habitats.Illinois Insects and Spiders encourages readers to explore the biodiversity at their feet-in the shiny beetles on the ground-and in the air-in the glint of a lightning bug in summer. More than a traditional field guide, Illinois Insects and Spiders is the rare book that combines lush artwork with the science of natural history, bringing both closer to the general reader.

Ynye
I tend to like this old fashioned way of displaying natural objects, with each illustrated plate having the look of an odd collection of curiosities one might find in an old museum display. BUT... the dimensions of the book -- and the type font size -- are about half as big as they should be. Two demerits for that. After all, it is to some degree an art book.

Also, this book is not to be confused with a nature identification guide. Some of the illustrations are very accurate, some okay, and a few others not so accurate. It's a smattering of arthropods somewhat organized into appropriate scientific groups, and occasionally stuck together more for the creativity of it. This is a suitable nature-book-o-phile's book, but there are better places to put your money if you're into studying creepy crawlie critters.
Stick
brilliant illustrations, perfect condition!
Lbe
Nice artwork.
Asher
Peggy McNamara and the people at the Division of Insects at the Field Museum have produced a wonderful book on the insects and spiders of Illinois. The paintings are beautiful and the text informative. The book gives the reader an appreciation of the little forms of life that inhabit the state of Illinois. Perhaps this book will keep people from stepping on or spraying an insect or spider when they know more about it.

Maggie Daley wrote the introduction but I don't think she should be listed as first author of the book.
Ariurin
Superb. Ms. Macnamara's illustrations of small, complex and beautiful creatures are wonderful. She teaches drawing and painting at the Field Museum. Her teaching style is rare: individualized and comprehensive. No secret techniques. A rich study of materials. Also co-author of a book on wildlife painting. A highly skilled person who pays exquisite attention.
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I bought this book as a gift for my daughter who studied with the author. Peggy Macnamara is the resident artist at the Field Museum in Chicago. Her drawings are amazing.