Scenes from Deep Time: Early Pictorial Representations of the Prehistoric World 1st Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
"Devoted" by Dean Koontz
For the first time in paperback, from Dean Koontz, the master of suspense, comes an epic thriller about a terrifying killer and the singular compassion it will take to defeat him. | Learn more
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Frequently bought together
From the Back Cover
About the Author
- Paperback : 294 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0226731057
- Item Weight : 1.22 pounds
- ISBN-13 : 978-0226731056
- Product Dimensions : 9.3 x 8.57 x 0.72 inches
- Publisher : University of Chicago Press; 1st Edition (December 15, 1995)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,348,756 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
But by the 1830s more attempts were being made to literally picture what that prehistoric world looked like. The people who did borrowed from natural history drawing and landscape painting. They also borrowed from biblical illustration, and in fact, generally kept with the biblical theme of a world beginning in chaos, watched over by God, progressing to Man with a capital M. They were, however, not biblical literalists, seeing the pre-Adamic days as long periods where God perfected the Creation. Rudwick climaxes with Figuier’ and Riou’s long series of prints and texts, Earth Before The Deluge (1863-1868). After which is a chapter titled Making Sense of It All.
There are 105 illustrations, along with the text that originally accompanied many of them. They are placed extremely well. It is simple to go from Rudwick to the illustrations to their texts. The texts are sometimes fascinating but often heavy going, with botanical descriptions and parades of names that will mean nothing to the ordinary reader. I would take a half point off for the condition of the illustrations, generally significantly smaller than the original, not in color, and with darks that often make it impossible to see (literally) what Rudwick is describing.