Evidence of Evolution
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: October 1, 2009
  • Price: $29.95
  • Trim Size: 9 34 x 9 34
  • ISBN: 0-8109-4924-5
  • EAN: 9780810949249
  • Page Count: 128
  • Illustrations: 95 full-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World/All

Published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, Evidence of Evolution uses exquisite images by distinguished photographer Susan Middleton to reveal beautiful and surprising patterns of evolutionary development in animals and plants. These photographs, of rare and remarkable specimens from the collections of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, are accompanied by a clear, accessible overview of the key evolutionary concepts that explain life on Earth, by science writer Mary Ellen Hannibal.

Virtually a natural history museum in a book, Evidence of Evolution expresses the power of Darwin's vision in images and words that bridge art and science.

About the author

Susan Middleton is a photographer specializing in portraits of animals and plants. She is co-author of four books on the world's natural heritage, including Archipelago and Witness. She lives in San Francisco. Mary Ellen Hannibal is the author of Leaves & Pods (Abrams). Her writing has appeared in publications such as the San Francisco Chronicle, Esquire, and Elle. She is the founder of Evolve 2009 and lives in San Francisco.