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EARTH: Science illustrators -- making the invisible visible

American Geosciences Institute

Alexandria, VA - From the tiny microcosms of atomic theory and futuristic colonies on Mars to dinosaurs walking the Earth, science illustrators translate scientific findings and theories into something lifelike, accurate and aesthetically pleasing. The July cover story from EARTH Magazine, "Science Illustrators: Making the Invisible Visible," takes readers on a behind-the-scenes of how illustrators transform a scientific concept into an informed work of art.

Scientific illustrating is informed as much by researching the scientific literature as it is by the imagination. Grab your pencils, paint and image-processing software to explore the world of scientific illustration with EARTH Magazine:

The July issue of EARTH Magazine is now available at the digital newsstand at and includes news on groundbreaking research from the geoscience community, including stories on a unique whale fossil being used to study uplift in Africa, using lasers to illuminate the physics of landslides, and looking at the role geoparks play globally.


Keep up to date with the latest happenings in Earth, energy and environment news with EARTH magazine online at: Published by the American Geosciences Institute, EARTH is your source for the science behind the headlines.

The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.

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