Life Science Book Covers & Graphics, 1960s.

by Amy Collier

Man and Space © 1964 Time Inc.
Art Director: Edward A. Hamilton, Designer: Arnold C. Holeywell
Associate Designer: Edwin Taylor, Photo Credit: Douglas Aircraft Company

A huge Saturn I rocket roars off the pad at Cape Kennedy in one of the most vital preliminaries to manned lunar exploration. Its second stage, which went into orbit weighing almost 19 tons, was designed as forerunner for the third stage of the Apollo moon vehicle.

Man and Space © 1964 Time Inc.
Illustration by Charles Mikolaycak

The Cell © 1964 Time Inc.
Art Director: Edward A. Hamilton, Designer: Arnold C. Holeywell
Associate Designer: Edwin Taylor

Cartilage cells, from the leg of a newt, are magnified 3,500 times. They are one type among hundreds of specialized cells that together produce, form and power almost all that lives.

The Cell © 1964 Time Inc.
Illustration by Nicholas Fasciano

The amoeba on the back cover leads an active life as a single, multipurpose cell.

Sound and Hearing © 1965 Time Inc.
Art Director: Edward A. Hamilton, Assistant Art Director: Arnold C. Holeywell
Designer: Albert Sherman, Associate Designer: Edwin Taylor
Photo Credit: Ben Rose

The shimmering moiré patterns produced by vibrating sound waves, superimposed on a photograph of the human ear, symbolize the interplay of the physics of sound and the biology of hearing, the dual subjects of this book.

Sound and Hearing © 1965 Time Inc.
Illustration by Patricia Byrne

This drawing on the back cover represents the Doppler effect—the frequency of a sound rising as the source approaches the listener, diminishing as it recedes from him.

Planets © 1966 Time Inc.
Art Director: Edward A. Hamilton, Assistant Art Director: Arnold C. Holeywell
Designer: Edwin Taylor, Associate Designer: Charles Mikolaycak
Photo Credit: Henry Groskinsky

The 74-inch University of Toronto telescope is aimed skyward on a fine night for planet-watching.

Planets © 1966 Time Inc.
Illustration by Mana Maeda

On the back cover, the nine planets appear in orbit. Reading outward from the sun they are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.

Weather © 1965 Time Inc.
Art Director: Edward A. Hamilton, Designer: Arnold C. Holeywell
Associate Designer: Edwin Taylor, Photo Credit: Dmitri Kessel

Three modern instruments swing in the breeze some 200 feet up a tower at Brookhaven National Laboratories on Long Island, measuring both wind speed and wind direction with new precision.

The Mind © 1964 Time Inc.
Illustration by Bob Pellegrini

An animal maze, one of the most useful tools of experimental psychology.

Health and Disease © 1965 Time Inc.
Art Director: Edward A. Hamilton, Assistant Art Director: Arnold C. Holeywell
Associate Designer: Edwin Taylor, Photo Credit: Arnold Newman

Rice stalks, flies and a hypodermic suggest the variety of things in man’s environment that affect his health. Rice represents a source of nutrition, a vital factor in health; flies are among the many creatures that carry infectious microbes; the hypodermic and other medical weapons help in the prevention and treatment of disease.

Health and Disease © 1965 Time Inc.
Illustration by Charles Mikolaycak

This drawing on the back cover indicates the influence of external forces on the body’s interior condition.

 

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