Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
Scenes from Deep Time Early Pictorial Representations of the Prehistoric World cover
  • ISBN: 9780226731049
  • ISBN10: 0226731049

Scenes from Deep Time Early Pictorial Representations of the Prehistoric World

by Martin J.S. Rudwick

  • List Price: $94.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 12/01/1992
used Add to Cart $3.52
You save: 96%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $110.01
Marketplace Item
Description
How did the earth look in prehistoric times? Our images of the remote past, museum displays of dinosaurs and book illustrations of exotic plants and animals, are based on fragmentary evidence, yet these depictions are realistic enough to suggest that we can know exactly what the earth looked like millions of years ago. Today depictions of the earliest stages of the earth - deep time - are so common that we take them for granted, but less than 200 years ago no such pictures existed. In Scenes from Deep Time, Martin J. S. Rudwick traces the earliest attempts to reconstruct the past no one has ever seen. With over 100 stunning lithographs and engravings from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, many reproduced here for the first time since their original publication and accompanied by portions of the original explanatory texts, Rudwick argues that scientists and artists made earth history visually compelling as evidence from nature supplanted the biblical view of the distant past. Until 1820, the only pictorial reconstructions of earth history were illustrations of the biblical creation story. During the following decades, geologists and biologists gathered and interpreted fossil evidence that suggested the earth was millions of years old. Fossil finds inspired a new collaboration between scientists and artists, and as they became more confident in their visions of the past, they produced increasingly realistic portrayals of deep time. By 1870, the prehistoric past was depicted in the same style as the scenes we see today, and these representations continue to reflect and often shape scientific as well as public views. Because we can never completely know what life was like in deeptime, these images fascinate scientists and laypeople alike.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Better World Books West

Location: Mishawaka, IN
Very Good
Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book!
[...]
$3.52
Better World Books West

Location: Mishawaka, IN
Good
Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may
[...]
$3.52
Blue Vase Marketplace

Location: Maple City, MI
Good
Shipping Icon
The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and
[...]
$5.01
HPB-Diamond

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$5.83
Ergodebooks

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$12.53
Kings Ridge Media

Location: Appleton, WI
Good
Good Condition item. May Include Some writing or highlighting. We strive to provide the best shopping experience with every item we sell. Satisfaction guaranteed! !
$23.55
The Book Bin

Location: Salem, OR
Very Good
0226731049 Very Good + condition. Book is like new, does have name stamped to ffep and outer page edges. Dust jacket has light shelf wear. Curling to edges of jacket.
$30.37
Tacoma Book Center

Location: Tacoma, WA
Very Good
Shipping Icon
ISBN 0226731049. Hardback. First Printing. Very Good condition book, with
[...]
$36.00
indoo.com

Location: Avenel, NJ
New
0226731049.
$110.01