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The oldest living things in the world / Rachel Sussman ; essays by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Carl Zimmer ; photography editor: Christina Louise Costello ; infographics: Michael Paukner.

Sussman, Rachel, 1975- (photographer,, author.). Obrist, Hans Ulrich, (writer of added commentary.). Zimmer, Carl, 1966- (writer of added commentary.).

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  • ISBN: 9780226057507 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 022605750X (cloth : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xxxiii, 269 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago ; University of Chicago Press, 2014.

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Contents:
Art essay : the future is invented with fragments from the past / Hans Ulrich Obrist -- Science essay : how lives become long / Carl Zimmer -- Infographic 1 : OLTW world map -- North America. Giant sequoia ; Bristlecone pine ; Creosote bush ; Mojave yucca ; Honey mushroom ; Box huckleberry ; Palmer's oak ; Pando ; The Senator ; Map lichens -- Infographic 2 : Linnean taxonomy -- South America. Llareta (or yareta) ; Alerce ; Brain coral -- Europe. Fortingall yew ; Chestnut of 100 horses ; Posidonia sea grass ; Olive ; Spruce -- Infographic 3 : deep timeline -- Asia. J'mon sugi ; Sri maha bodhi ; Siberian actinobacteria -- Africa. Baobab ; Underground forests ; Welwitschia -- Australia. Antarctic beech ; Tasmanian lomatia ; Huon pine ; Eucalyptus : NSW and WA ; Stromatolites -- Antarctica. Antarctic moss -- Infographic 4 : growth strategy -- Roads not (yet) taken -- Researchers, guides, guests, and "a little way through."
Summary, etc.:
"Over the past decade, artist Rachel Sussman has researched, worked with biologists, and traveled the world to photograph continuously living organisms that are 2,000 years old and older...Alongside the photographs, Sussman relays sometimes harrowing tales of her global adventures tracking down her subjects and shares insights from the scientists who research them."--Publisher's description.
Subject: Longevity
Longevity in art.
Organisms > Pictorial works.
Langlebigkeit.
Organismus.
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