Monday, January 30, 2012

bizzare and incredible

Despite my not being able to embed this 5 min video here I urge you to be inspired by visiting this BBC site to watch a wonderfully unique short presentation on seeds by Kew MBS's Wolfgang Stuppy. I included it my December Newsletter but am posting it here so you can be sure to see it.

Over in England there's a man named Wolfgang Stuppy who speaks more than five languages, has a Ph.D. in botany and calls himself a "seed morphologist." His focus? "Seed structure of angiosperms, its relevance for seed banking operations and phylogenetic significance, especially with respect to Malpighiales," says his bio. Click on highlighted text above to read the whole post.
These books were by published by Papadakis in the UK and all except the title Pollen were books collaborated on extensively by Wolfgang Stuppy. The images in the video above come from these books.

I am also going to share with you winning films forWWF that I watched today. READ about the competition and winners here. Below is the shortlist of films you can watch as well as the winning films (2 mins.... take a peek!)



Maggie Neale said...

Thank you, Sophie...lovely films...the one about dreams from the glad it came into my life today. Dream well, to you, my friend.

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

what lovely visuals. so much to wonder and think about. yes, thank you for the links. best -

iNd!@nA said...

so many splendid things to chase little time! those books look amazing.

Sophie Munns said...

Great to hear from you Maggie and India!

With such a dense panorama of material circulating what to plug into with so little time is a huge questions.

LOvely film indeed Maggie and only 1.5 mind long!

Wolfgang writes wonderful text India... science from the mind of one very conversant with language and a strong sense of the poetic!

Sophie Munns said...

Hi Henrietta,
Didn't notice your comment at first... glad that you have found some inspiration here.
Loved your stitched ideas I must say!

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