Friday, April 23, 2010

"Sculpture- Amber and Insects"

Found an interesting book at the library, Amber, the Natural Time Capsule by Andrew Ross. Ross curated the amber collection of the Department of Palaeontology at the Natural History Museum, London. Photos from the book.

What's interesting about this book is that it's as much about fossilized insects as it is amber. Two thirds of the book is about identifying the insect inclusions. Ross has charts to help identify the different phylum of bugs, and also ways to recognize more recent fake amber made of plastic.

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