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The Where, the Why, and the How

The Where, the Why, and the How

75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science


By Jenny Volvovski, Julia Rothman, and Matt Lamothe • Foreword by David Macaulay


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A science book like no other, The Where, the Why, and the How turns loose 75 of today’s hottest artists onto life’s vast questions, from how we got here to where we are going. Inside these pages some of the biggest (and smallest) mysteries of the natural world are explained in essays by real working scientists, which are then illustrated by artists given free rein to be as literal or as imaginative as they like. The result is a celebration of the wonder that inspires every new discovery. Featuring work by such contemporary luminaries as Lisa Congdon, Jen Corace, Neil Farber, Susie Ghahremani, Jeremyville, Jon Klassen, Jacob Magraw, and many more, this is a work of scientific and artistic exploration to pique the interest of both the intellectually and imaginatively curious.

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Size: 8 x 10 in;
Pages: 168 pp;
Photo Description: full-color illustrations throughout
Format: Hardcover
Publication: September 2012
ISBN: ISBN 9781452108223
ISBN10: ISBN10 1452108226
Jenny Volvovski, Julia Rothman, and Matt Lamothe are partners in ALSO, a design firm based in Chicago and New York that has won numerous awards. Julia is author of the popular blog Book By Its Cover.

David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have been translated into dozens of languages.

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