The Library of Curiosity

The books in the ‘Library of Curiosity’ include scientific images, concepts, graphs, portraits, animals, wildlife and drawings and art photographs.

Participants in the ‘library’ project’ please go here for instructions how to use BLURB and here for detailed instructions and Introduction-S-C-A pages which you have to add to the book.

Curiosity (from Latin curiosus “careful, diligent, curious,” akin to cura “care”) is a quality related to inquisitive thinking such as exploration, investigation, and learning, evident by observation in human and many animal species. The term can also be used to denote the behavior itself being caused by the emotion of curiosity. As this emotion represents a thirst for knowledge, curiosity is a major driving force behind scientific research and other disciplines of human study.

Stefanie Reichelt is the Keeper of the Library of Curiosity.

NCBS

Scientists have always used images of various kinds – drawings, pictures, photographs and videos, to name a few – to make discoveries, describe processes in nature, catalogue and achieve specimens, and illustrate observations and ideas. In scientific discoveries, images are often the scientific finding itself. Both art and science attempt to interpret the seen and the unseen, the factual and the imaginary, the real and the possible in our world. In this context, an image aims to depict reality to us, but also invokes our imagination. An image speaks more than a thousand words.

Stefanie Reichelt, Bangalore 2014

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