The Museo La Specola in Florence includes an extraordinary collection of anatomical waxworks from the 17th & 18th Centuries. These hyper-realistic life size models were a useful clear record of many partial dissections, and were vital in an age before refrigeration. Apart from the stunning detail and the eerie realism, the most astonishing thing is the baroque settings and poses; brains or wombs lie in white linen drapery, and opened-up bodies lie on artfully rumpled sheets, gazing calmly upwards like saints. This beautiful book has hundreds of colour photographs and text in English, French and German. Not for the faint-hearted, this book shows extremely realistic surgical detail of every part of the body at all ages.
Hardback book. 576 pp.
Measures 20 x 15 x 4.5cm.
This gorgeous sheet of wrapping paper reproduces a vintage classroom chart, showing the parts of the flower. Printed on Cavallini's signature Italian archival paper, this fine gift wrap is good enough to be hung on the wall, or used in a variety of crafts. To...
The practical way to explore parallel circuits and learn more about the wonders of Electric Paint - without the need for any wires, tools or special skills. This circuit kit comes with a clear template and easy-to-follow instructions - meaning that even beginners can create...
This charming woodcut of a European Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) is from Conrad Gesner's 1551 Conradi Gesneri medici Tigurini Historiae animalium. 100% cotton.Cream coloured t-shirt with a high quality colour digital print. Care: Machine wash cool. Tumble dry low.
A classic 'top trumps'-style card game - of the world's deadliest diseases. Play one disease against another and try to trump your opponents card in terms of fatality rate, incubation period and so on. 30 cards plus instructions in a neat box.