Maryjo Koch Pond Lake River Sea

ISBN 13: 9780006492184

Pond Lake River Sea

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9780006492184: Pond Lake River Sea

A sequel to the immensely popular Bird Egg Feather Nest, this is a delightful and informative exploration into life found beneath the surface of ponds, lakes, rivers and the sea. Beautifully expressive watercolor illustrations and handwritten text provide a unique perspective on the complex network of aquatic life.

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"Life bears the memory of its aquatic origins. Every living creature, animal or plant...even man...is above all a form of water." --Jean Dorst, Water, 1990.

Maryjo Koch's Pond, Lake, River, Sea has been honored as a Scientific American Book of the Year, and it's easy to see why. From the delicate paintings of shrimp and krill to the Japanese-inspired images of carp and goldfish, Koch's illustrations and text not only inform, but entertain as well. A series of close-ups of skin and scales stands on its own as a beautiful piece of art. Quotes from notable figures such as Henry David Thoreau, Norman Maclean, Zane Grey, and Charles Darwin flow along with the hand-lettered text. Learn about subjects as varied as the breathing and sleeping patterns of our underwater friends to the taboos associated with certain types of sea creatures. Koch blends equal parts science, nature, and art, then sprinkles in a dash of humor to create this lovely volume.

About the Author:

Maryjo Koch, is an accomplished illustrator whose work combines authority and enchantment. Her paintings and prints are featured in select specialty shops throughout the U.S. and Japan, and she has been awarded two exhibitions at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. This is her fourth book in the series that also includes Bird Egg Feather Nest, Seed Leaf and Flower Fruit, and Lake River Sea, which garnered a prestigious Young Reader's Book Award from Scientific American. She has created Tea: Delectables for All Seasons and Coffee:Delectables for All Seasons, also published by Collins Publishers San Francisco. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.

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