Today I picked up my copy of Julia Rothman’s Nature Anatomy, which is honestly one of the most beautifully illustrated books that I’ve ever laid my hands.
This book pairs nature facts from ecology, taxonomy, meterology, zoology, botany, environmental science, and more, with lovely images that will make the biologist inside of you sing with glee. I’m particularly taken with the water-related images – the water cycle and life cycle of the salmon are right up my alley.
I enjoy being able to share this book, and Rothman’s Farm Anatomy, with the non-biologists in my life. The images draw you in and make you feel comfortable as you sift through the different layers of nature and farming. I think that this form of art is really fun to explore. It inspires my imagination: I find myself wanting to break things down that I encounter in my day into easily-digestible images.
What did I take away from this book? The reminder that nature, and all its interacting parts, is inspirational and uplifting. My life as an ecology student may now be behind me, but I will never stop loving the natural world.