The Oxbow (The Connecticut River near Northampton), by Thomas Cole, 1836.

The Oxbow (The Connecticut River near Northampton), by Thomas Cole, 1836.

Book of Nature

Volume 1, Number 3 | summer 2008

Plums and Apricots, by Emilie Preyer (1849-1930), date unknown.

The Art of Nature

By Frederick Turner

Human art, fiction, invention, and technology are not unnatural forces that have suddenly erupted into nature, but rather the natural continuation of nature’s own evolutionary processes.

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Nature never breaks her own laws.

—Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1500

Lapham’sDaily

Girl with a Cat.

DÉjÀ Vu

What Fads Go Up…

2017:

Internet resident pays $117,712 for a virtual kitty.

c. 1637:

Dutch resident (allegedly) trades twelve fat sheep for one sexy tulip root.

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