[UCP Books]: The Oldest Living Things in the World by Rachel Sussman

Spectacular Images of the World’s 30 Most Resilient Species


The Oldest Living Things in the World

Rachel Sussman

With Essays by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Carl Zimmer 


US Publication Date: April 22, 2014 Cloth $45.00/£31.50
UK Publication Date: May 12, 2014 ISBN-13: 978-0-226-05750-7


The Oldest Living Things in the World adds in dramatic manner a fascinating new perspective—literally, dinosaurs—of the living world around us.”
Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University


The Oldest Living Things in the World is an epic journey through time and space. Over the past decade, artist Rachel Sussman has researched, worked with biologists, and traveled the world to photograph continuously living organisms that are 2,000 years old and older. Spanning from Antarctica to Greenland, the Mojave Desert to the Australian Outback, the result is a stunning and unique visual collection of ancient organisms unlike anything that has been created in the arts or sciences before, insightfully and accessibly narrated by Sussman along the way. Her portraits reveal the living history of our planet—and what we stand to lose in the future.

Rachel Sussman is a contemporary artist based in Brooklyn. Her photographs and writing have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, and NPR’s Picture Show. She has spoken on the TED main stage and at the Long Now Foundation, is a MacDowell Colony and NYFA Fellow and a trained member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps. She is available for interviews. Please contact Carrie Olivia Adams at (773) 702-4216 or cadams@press.uchicago.edu


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