Planet Earth

Unseen Beasts, Then and Now

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerMar 23, 2010 5:53 AM


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In tomorrow's New York Times I have an essay about the art of seeing Nature's unseen--from the bestiaries of the Middle Ages to today's images of feathered dinosaurs and upright apes. Check it out, and also check out the accompanying slide show about Conrad Gessner, a Renaissance naturalist who assembled the greatest zoological encyclopedia of his day--which included unicorns.

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