Karl Rudolphi, Swedish naturalist. Historical artwork of Karl Asmund Rudolphi (1771-1832). Rudolphi is credited with being the father of helminthology, the study of worms. He worked widely across a number of fields including botany, zoology, anatomy and physiology. He investigated the anatomy of nerves, carried out studies of plant growth and was an early champion of the view that the cell is the basic structural unit of plants. He published a number of books on parasitic worms and was the first to describe the nematodes. Image from 'La Conquete Du Monde Invisible' by Giuseppe Penso.
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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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