Charley Harper’s Golden Book of Biology

No science textbook is as beloved as The Giant Golden Book of Biology, illustrated by Charley Harper. Mixing facts with interpretative illustrations, the 1961 book has a cult following amongst designers including Todd Oldham. Charley Harper’s drawings make the history of life on Earth seem particularly witty and exciting. When it came to tricking kids into loving science, Harper was a trailblazer for edutainment geniuses like Bill Nye.

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