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Pepin Art Forms In Nature
Pepin Artists’ Colouring Books contain 16 sheets of heavy, acid-free drawing paper, printed with exceptional designs in very light lines. The original outline will be hardly visible after colouring. Pepin uses one of the best paper mills in Europe and their colouring pads are suitable for a wide range of colouring applications, including pencil, crayon, pastel, felt marker, and gouache. Also water colours and liquid inks can be used. Our first-rate paper has a long life and coloured sheets can be framed and displayed without the risk of rapid deterioration.
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Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (German: 16 February 1834 – 9 August 1919) was a German zoologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor, marine biologist, and artist who discovered, described and named thousands of new species, mapped a genealogical tree relating all life forms, and coined many terms in biology, including ecology, phylum, phylogeny, and Protista. Haeckel promoted and popularised Charles Darwin's work in Germany and developed the influential but no longer widely held recapitulation theory ("ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny") claiming that an individual organism's biological development, or ontogeny, parallels and summarises its species' evolutionary development, or phylogeny.
The published artwork of Haeckel includes over 100 detailed, multi-colour illustrations of animals and sea creatures, collected in his Kunstformen der Natur ("Art Forms of Nature"). As a philosopher, Ernst Haeckel wrote Die Welträthsel (1895–1899; in English: The Riddle of the Universe, 1901), the genesis for the term "world riddle" (Welträtsel); and Freedom in Science and Teaching to support teaching evolution.