Our compulsion to catalogue the natural world is as old as humanity itself, and sparking wild myths and revealing even wilder truths about animals. This is the fascinating story of classification, from our remote ancestors, through the belief systems of the ancient and medieval world, the beginnings of taxonomy during the Enlightenment, and on to the present. The wonderful zoological charts reflect prevailing artistic trends and scientific discoveries, telling us as much about ourselves as they do about the creatures depicted.
- 256 Pages
- 236 x 171mm