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Last Place on Earth
Michael Nichols
0792238818
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
This two-volume boxed set is worth every penny for the travel and ecology-minded reader. Together, the set lends graphic and poignant documentation to a spectacularly successful conservation drive by nature photographer Nichols and ecologist Fay. They spent 12 years enjoying and recording the pristine (and easily destructible) flora and fauna system in West Africa (their efforts resulted in the establishment of 13 national parks in the nation of Gabon). Volume 1 of this set showcases their wildlife photography, and the images are simply breathtaking on both subject matter and aesthetic levels. Volume 2 presents excerpts from Fay's handwritten journal during a specific 456-day, 2,000-mile trek he and Nichols took in the region, and his descriptions are every bit as thrilling as the photos. Give this to jaded armchair...


Digital Nature Photography
Jonathan Cox
0817437916
May 2003
Paperback
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Vividlight.com, July 2003
If you know an aspiring photographer buy them this book. When finished they may teach you a thing or two.

Naturephotographers.net, July 2003
An ideal resource for those taking their first steps into the world of nature photography with digital camera in hand.

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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Irene Hinke-Sacilotto
1565795172
Jan 2005
Paperback
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Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World's Wildlife
David Burnie (Editor)
0789477645
October 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review's Best of 2001
Over 2,000 species, from the tiny spider mite to the massive blue whale, are profiled in DK's astonishingly wonderful Animal, produced in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution and more than 70 expert zoologists. To call this book "profusely illustrated" is to seriously underrepresent page after page of breathtaking photos capturing each creature in sharp images, thrumming with life. Even the page borders are covered with collages of animal skins to indicate which class of organisms is represented in that section--every inch of this heavy book is gorgeous.

Besides heft and beauty, Animal has authority. Editors-in-chief David Burnie and Don E. Wilson are top biologists, and they have assembled a crack team of consultants for each section of the book. For instance, Richard Rosenblatt of the Scripps...



Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Subhankar Banerjee
0898864380
Apr 2003
Paperback
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The Explorers Journal
This book should be required reading of every senator, congressman, and president.

E Magazine
Banerjee['s]...exquisite photos allow the voices of plants, animals, and indigenous people to be heard.

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Art of Being a Wolf
Anne Menatory
0760773440
September 2005
Paperback
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Eye to Eye
Frans Lanting
3822828300
Aug 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
Frans Lanting, a Dutch American photographer, delivers yet another extraordinary book drawn from time spent alongside African waterholes, Antarctic beaches, and North Pacific islands, among other locales. Lanting chronicles the lives of residents such as the aye-aye of Madagascar, the elephant seal of California, and the caiman of Brazil. He favors an up-close and personal approach to his work, and his aptly titled Eye to Eye, made up of 140 color plates, captures the essential qualities of various animals. The subjects did not always appreciate posing for him; while making his images Lanting was challenged by African elephants, sniffed at by lions, and shunned by macaws. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal
In his...


Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World's Wildlife
David Burnie (Editor)
0756616344
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Review's Best of 2001
Over 2,000 species, from the tiny spider mite to the massive blue whale, are profiled in DK's astonishingly wonderful Animal, produced in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution and more than 70 expert zoologists. To call this book "profusely illustrated" is to seriously underrepresent page after page of breathtaking photos capturing each creature in sharp images, thrumming with life. Even the page borders are covered with collages of animal skins to indicate which class of organisms is represented in that section--every inch of this heavy book is gorgeous.

Besides heft and beauty, Animal has authority. Editors-in-chief David Burnie and Don E. Wilson are top biologists, and they have assembled a crack team of consultants for each section of the book. For instance, Richard Rosenblatt of the Scripps...



Wild India
Guy Mountfort
0262132761
Nov 1991
Hardcover
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Book Review
To many, India invokes crowded Bombay bazaars and cramped Calcutta quarters more than bucolic vistas. With a population surpassing 850,000,000, India's humanity predominates, but it's nonetheless true that India possesses a remarkable natural wealth and scope. From the Himalayas to the Indo-Gangetic Plain, the Karakoram Range in Ladakh to the swamps of Assam, the enormous variety of climate and terrain supports a vast diversity of vegetation and wildlife, with one-horned rhinoceros and lion-tailed macaques, Kashmir stags and Asiatic lions prowling the preserves. Traversing the continent, Gerald Cubitt photographed the craggy, snow-capped mountains, the lush vegetation, and the wildlife that lives there, and Guy Mountfort provided the text. The pictures are astoundingly beautiful and varied. A fragile, pink, newly hatched...


Tomorrow: Adventures in an Uncertain World
Bradley Trevor Greive
0740738402
October 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Bradley Trevor Greive's inspirational humor books are the luminous 'little gems' of today's book world. His small-format volumes are refreshingly original creations, driven by innocent (and often hilarious) animal images combined with just a few well-chosen words of text on each page. Yet, judging by their international best-seller status, with five million copies sold in 31 countries to date, his 'simple' tomes touch readers in a giant way.BTG's latest addition, Tomorrow, will extend his remarkable reputation for creating profound books from life's most basic and enduring questions. Tomorrow picks up where The Meaning of Life left off, reflecting on staying sane in a world of change, conflict, confusion, and seeming madness. More than dealing with change, though, Tomorrow advises readers on how to maintain their...


Six Wild Cats Postcards
Philip Jones
0486282880
Jan 1995

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Book Description
Animal lovers of all ages will be delighted with these 6 exciting views of a menagerie of predatory beasts, including a Siberian tiger, black panther, lion, leopard, jaguar and northern lynx, each realistically rendered in its natural habitat. Ideal for quick notes or reminders. Note. Captions.


2006 Butterflies World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Wall Calendar
Barnes & Noble
0760764212
April 2005
Wall Calendar
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 15
BBC Books
056352278X
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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Publishers Weekly
"... a treasure... and an inspiration for anyone who appreciates the beauty of the world around them."

Book Description
The latest portfolio from the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of Year competition, featuring the top 100 color photographs.

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National Geographic Photography Field Guide: Secrets to Making Great Pictures
Peter K. Burian
079225676X
May 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Written by two National Geographic writer/photographers, this fairly comprehensive introduction to taking photographs details basic equipment (cameras, lenses, and other gear), film, light, composition, exposure metering, electronic flash, subjects for 35mm photography, special situations (underwater and aerial photography), and computer imaging. But perhaps the most interesting and informative sections of the book are the profiles of Sam Abell, William Albert Allard, Annie Griffiths Belt, David Alan Harvey, James L. Stanfield, Michael Yamashita, and other notable photographers. The book concludes with helpful information on travel, photography publications, websites, and other resources. As one would expect, it is amply illustrated with exquisite, high-impact, color images made on location. This substantial book...


Faces of the Great Plains
Bob Gress
0700612653
Oct 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Great Plains are America's biological melting pot, drawing creatures from surrounding regions to create a rich diversity of wildlife. Here are pronghorn in the shortgrass, rattlesnakes underfoot, and golden eagles soaring skyward. Here, too, pockets of bison can still be found, recalling yesterday's thundering herds. In this spectacular book, Bob Gress--one of the region's preeminent photographers--is joined by the distinguished naturalist Paul Johnsgard to illuminate the enormous variety and uniqueness of prairie wildlife. Gress has selected-from the nearly 600 non-fish vertebrate species found in the Plains-150 of the most interesting, charismatic, and important species, while Johnsgard provides a lyrical text covering the ecology, behavior, and life histories of these creatures. The result is a vivid and...


Eye to Eye
Frans Lanting
0760775931
September 2005
Hardcover
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Colorado Wildlife
Globe Pequot Press
0762736097
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Features 20 spectacular color photographs of wildlife in the Centennial State, from elk and antelope to marmots and black bears.


Wide Angle: National Geographic Greatest Places
Ferdinand Protzman
079223913X
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Spanning the world, from Northeast Europe to Southeast Asia, these 260 photos offer a spectacular view of regions of unimaginable, often haunting beauty. Many of the images, from the National Geographic Society's 10 million-image archive, have never been published before. Meditative introductions to each region of the world consider questions such as our stereotypical views of Asia and the ambiguity of evocations of the Middle East, their meaning "depending largely on what one believes." But the real attraction is the full-color photos: sometimes mysterious, like Karen Kasmaski's photos of sunflowers with Mount Fuji emerging from the shadows in the background; or playful, like Miguel Luis Fairbanks's woman driving in Australia with a young koala bear on her shoulder. Some are charming, like Steve McCurry's image...


The Snowflake: Winter¿s Secret Beauty
Kenneth Libbrecht
0896586308
November 2003
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Physicist Libbrecht and photographer Rasmussen both grew up in snowy climes, but it took a scientific and aesthetic focus to deepen their appreciation for snow's hidden beauty, revelations they now share in a felicitous union of word and image. Libbrecht decodes the exquisite architecture of individual snowflakes by explaining how these "miniature ice masterpieces" are literally conjured out of thin air as water vapor condenses into ice in shapes dictated by the geometry of water molecules. Temperature, humidity, and motion all contribute to the forming of snow crystals, which shape-shift rapidly from simple faceted structures to complex branching forms, growing and falling at the rate of a million billion crystals a second. The physics of snow crystals is fascinating, and so, too, is Libbrecht's history of the science of...


Rocky Mountain National Park Wildlife
David Klausmeyer
0762736151
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Rocky Mountain National Park offers the visitor the opportunity to observe many of the wild animals of the Mountain West in a spectacular and virtually pristine natural setting.

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