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The first comprehensive survey of the remarkable work of the late 19th century biologist and artist Ernst Haeckel has been published by Prestel Publishing, one of the world's leading publishers in the fields of art, architecture, photography, design, cultural history and ethnography. The first to coin the term "ecology" and an eminent promoter of Darwin’s theories in Germany, famous biologist and scientist Haeckel was also enormously influential in the art world. Particularly inspiring the Art Nouveau and Surrealist movements, his elaborate and mesmerising illustrations are the subject of continued interest by artists and designers. The author of Visions of Nature: The Art and Science of Ernst Haeckel is Olaf Breidbach, a biologist, art historian and head of the Ernst Haeckel Haus in Jena, Germany.