Twelve catarrhines. Historical artwork of twelve apes and Old World monkeys, from the 1870 edition of Ernst Haeckel's The Natural History of Creation. These drawings are not entirely accurate. Catarrhines are an infraorder which includes humans, apes and Old World monkeys. The species in this infraorder are the closest to us genetically.
Science Photo Library was founded in 1981 by Michael Marten, one of the authors of "Worlds Within Worlds", a book exploring different ways to observe the universe - from electron micrographs, to images of earthrise taken from the Apollo spacecraft. When Marten started receiving requests for the beautiful images in the book, he had an idea of setting up Science Photo Library.
Since then, Science Photo Library has continued to work alongside world acclaimed photographers and the leading science and medical experts to provide a central source of the best science and specialist imagery available. Although the collection started with scientific images, it has grown to encompass all aspects of science and their impact on everyday life.
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