FOSSILS INSIDE OUT: A Global Fusion of Science, Art, & Culture
by Thomas Wiewandt, with Foreword by Mark Norell
FOSSILS INSIDE OUT brings fossils, paleo-ecology, and the fossil industry to life in a beautiful and easy-to-understand format suitable for young adults and older, scientists and non-scientists. This large-format book is packed with information connecting the past, present, and future of life on Earth. It also reaches beyond the basics by covering historical perspectives on sub-sea exploration, fossil collecting laws that can confuse anyone, new imaging technologies, and the art of fossil preparation. Most of the imagery (90%) has been selected from the author’s personal photographic archive amassed over the past 34 years, supplemented by exceptional artwork from outside sources. Paleontologists, collectors, dealers, museums, and artists worldwide have generously helped to make this book possible.
2021 Silver Benjamin Franklin Award from the Independent Book Publishing Assoc.
Finalist in the 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards competition
ABOUT THE AUTHOR-PHOTOGRAPHER
Stemming from a passion for science and art (MS in Zoology, University of Arizona; PhD in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University), Thomas Wiewandt has forged a career in natural history media and owns Wild Horizons Publishing. He lives in Tucson, home of the world’s largest Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Showcase. For 34 years, Tom has been photographing many of the finest fossils found in remote corners of the globe, the foundation for this work. This book’s predecessor, THE SOUTHWEST INSIDE OUT: An Illustrated Guide to the Land & Its History (2014, 4th Edition) captured several Gold publishing honors and has sold more than 35,000 copies. Tom’s four films for NatGeo and the BBC earned him an Emmy Nomination in cinematography, four Cine Golden Eagles, and a Gold Apple Award. And his award-winning, independently produced film DESERT DREAMS: Celebrating Five Seasons in the Sonoran Desert has been aired on national Public Television as a pledge drive program for the past six years (2015-present). Tom is a member of the Author’s Guild, the American Society of Media Photographers, the Independent Book Publishers Association, and the Species Survival Commission of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
Published by Wild Horizons Publishing, Inc., dba Wild Horizons Productions
First Hardcover Edition: ISBN 978-1-879728-08-0
Copyright 2021 – Print run: 5,000 copies
Size: 10x12 inches; 200pp
329 color images (photographs & artwork) + 14 maps, graphs, diagrams
Annotated List of Recommended Books + Comprehensive Index
Created with an artist’s eye, a scientist’s intellect, and an educator’s passion, Fossils Inside Out rekindles a sense of wonder in the natural world and our place in it—a rare book that’s a great solitary read or reference, filled with discoveries you’ll want to share with the children in your life.
~ Christine Conte, PhD, developer of educational programs in natural history, art, & culture. Executive Director of Tohono Chul botanical gardens & galleries, Tucson, AZ
Finally, a book about fossils conceived with deep passion and tons of very detailed edu-scientific information. A dive into hundreds of exclusive never-before-published top quality images and little-known paleontology facts and stories. An elegant, one-of-a-kind publication . . . .
~ Stefano Piccini, PhD, Italian Paleontologist, Geologist, Educator, Publisher; President/CEO, GeoWorld Group
With its wide-ranging and illuminating text and its attractive presentation of vibrant images, the book is likely to appeal to both novices and paleontology fans (aficionados will find plenty of suggestions for further reading in the multipage, annotated bibliography). The author’s enthusiasm for the subject is evident on every page, making the work an instructive and highly enjoyable reading experience.
~ KIRKUS REVIEWS, Feb. 15, 2021 Issue
Size of 1 book: 32cm x 26.5cm x 2.5cm
Weight of 1 book: 1425g
Quantity: 1 book