Insects and Plants - the amazing partnership

By: Cooper, Elizabeth K.

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Book Condition: Very Good


Revised edition, octavo, illustrated by Shirley Briggs, pp 142, a slight mark to the front endpapers, cloth very slightly bumped at the corners, otherwise a very good copy without dustwrapper. [The illustrations, I think a mixture of woodcuts and line drawings, are striking. Shirley Ann Briggs (1918 - 2004) was an American artist, photographer, writer, editor, and naturalist. She spent a large portion of her career participating in efforts to inform the public about the environment in regards to synthetic chemicals such as pesticides. A talented artist and writer, Briggs would often use the combination of her understanding environmental hazards (such as pesticides) with her artistic skills to achieve her goals in regard to environmental education. After graduate school she moved to Baltimore to work for Glenn L. Martin Company as a mechanical arts illustrator and would later move on to work for the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service. She also worked as chief of the Bureau of Reclamation’s graphics sections and drew diagrams for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. After Rachel Carson's passing in 1964 Briggs became the executive director of the Rachel Carson Council (without pay) between the years of 1970 and 1992. She served as an essential editor and illustrator of a number of Rachel Carson's works.]

Title: Insects and Plants - the amazing partnership

Author Name: Cooper, Elizabeth K.

Illustrator: Shirley Briggs

Categories: Illustrators, Entomology, Botany,

Publisher: London, Lutterworth Press: 1965

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 013907

Keywords: pollution.pesticides.entomology.pollination.plant.botany.insect.