De ontdekking van de Natuur, Hans Mulder


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In this book from Allard Piersons curator on Natural History Hans Mulder, twenty richly illustrated stories demonstrate how nature and all life around us, was described and depicted from the 16th century on. A joy just to look at the fantastic, colorful and sometimes magical illustrations that accompany the wonderful stories about men and nature.

Winner of the 2021 Jan Wolkers prize, best Dutch book on nature.

Available in Dutch.

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Stories and magnificent historical illustrations of birds, insects, butterflies, bacteria and dragons. Anecdotes of the remarkable men and women that made it possible from 1500 onwards, to understand nature and life around us more and more. Read about the young Charles Darwin laying the foundations for his Evolution theory during his travels with the Beagle. Or about Van Leeuwenhoek, discovering bacteria with his self-made microscope.

Hans Mulder works as curator on natural history for the Allard Pierson, the collections of the University of Amsterdam. He writes and teaches about the history of the book and the changing attitude of western society towards nature at the University of Amsterdam. Many of the books, paintings and illustrations used in this book are part of the Artis Library, part of the University of Amsterdam.


Hans Mulder




32,9 x 24,8 x 1,1 cm


Terra | Lannoo

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