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Capturing Nature: Early Scientific Photography at the Australian Museum 1857–1893Artist/Author: Finney, Vanessa
The groundbreaking scientific photographs of Australian Museum curator Gerard Krefft and taxidermist Henry Barnes are revealed for the first time.
In the mid-nineteenth century, scientists around the world were quick to see photography’s huge potential for capturing fleeting moments of life, death and discovery. At the Australian Museum, curator Gerard Krefft and taxidermist Henry Barnes began to experiment with the revolutionary new art form, preparing and staging their specimens — from whales and giant sunfish to lifelike lyre bird scenes and fossils — and documenting them in thousands of arresting images.
Capturing Nature reveals these groundbreaking photographs for the first time, along with the Australian Museum’s urgent quest to become more scientific in its practices.
Rhythms of the Kimberley: A Seasonal Journey through Australia’s NorthArtist/Author: Gueho, Russell
A beautiful production with over 100 full-colour photographs, Rhythms of the Kimberley travels through this stunning, dramatically changing, and always surprising, landscape. Guiho looks at both monumental and the seemingly infinitesimal seasonal events – from the massive tides and cataclysmic cyclones to the flowering of plants and the impact of exotics on the environment. Includes fascinating information on local Indigenous food calendars, the role of fire and the seasonal indicators in the night sky.
Rainforest: A Photographic JourneyArtist/Author: Marent, Thomas
Rainforests are the most complex, productive, dynamic and diverse places on Earth. In this stunning volume these largely unexplored ecosystems are revealed through the spectacular photography of Thomas Marent, a self-taught photographer who has dedicated half his life to capturing images of rainforest life.
Over 16 years in the making, Marent has travelled across 5 continents and dedicated half his life to capturing the astonishing variety and fascinating behaviour of rainforest life – from flesh-eating army ants and poisonous frogs to the vast colonies of technicolour butterflies that flutter high in the canopy.
Follow Marent’s journey through the pictures and discover the personal stories behind these exceptional photographs.
Alpine Australia: A Celebration of the Australian AlpsArtist/Author: Lewis, Craig, Chris Munn
This book portrays the stunning high country region unique to the Alpine areas of New South Wales and Victoria – the areas which are often snow covered for a number of months each winter. This superbly photographed coffee table pictorial brings this magnificent region to a wider audience, allowing readers to become immersed in the beauty which alpine Australia offers by way of awe-inspiring images, many in panoramic format.
In New South Wales readers will be transported to the country’s highest peaks running along the spine of the Great Dividing Range and the stark beauty of the Kosciuszko Main Range, while in Victoria the state’s loftiest peaks are captured in magnificent detail, from the remote Mt Bogong to the winter playgrounds of Mt Buller and Mt Hotham.
Featuring over 150 stunning images, Alpine Australia – A celebration of the Australian Alps is sure to appeal to all those who have an affinity with Australia’s snow- covered peaks and will entice those who have yet to discover the beauty of this truly amazing region.
Extreme EarthArtist/Author: Martin, Michael
Michael Martin’s Extreme Earth represents an extraordinary achievement in exploration and photography. One of the world’s leading documentary photographers, Martin has devoted many years to this vast project, which surveys the four climate zones where extremes of temperature and drought prevail: the Arctic, the deserts of the northern hemisphere, the deserts of the southern hemisphere and the Antarctic.
Over thirty-five journeys, he has ridden his motorbike across the Sahara, the Namib and the Atacama deserts, traversed the ice of Greenland and Spitsbergen by dog sledge, flown by helicopter to the South Pole and the pristine expanses of Antarctica and reached the North Pole on skis. Martin immerses readers in the grandeur of these landscapes and the culture of the peoples who inhabit them.
His high standards of exploration and reporting are reflected not only in his photography, but also in the book’s scientifically exact maps and its texts, written by experts in a wide variety of fields. With Martin’s photography and insightful corresponding text, Extreme Earth is a stunning, comprehensive resource for the vast deserts of the earth.
Wild Land: A Journey into the Earth’s Last WildsArtist/Author: Pickford, Peter, Beverly Pickford
Four years. Seven continents. A unique trip to document and protect the last untouched wilderness. In more than 200 impressive photos, photographers Peter and Beverly Pickford tell an epic story and portray some of the most untouched places on our planet, from the arid, sun-scourged Geraam Coast in Namibia to the abundance of rivers and lakes in Alaska and Yukon, from the Arctic to Tibet. This is a unique book about wildlife, accompanied by fascinating texts by Peter Pickford in which he describes not only their adventures in search of untouched areas, but also expresses the urgent message that it is more than time to protect these areas, for the future of our planet and for the survival of humanity.
The Coral Triangle: Saving the Amazing Undersea World of Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines, Solomon Islands & Timor LesteArtist/Author: Kassem, Ken
Published in association with WWF-Malaysia, this important book describes the uniqueness of the Coral Triangle region’s marine biodiversity, its conservation importance and the stories, successes and struggles of the drive to maintain its rich biodiversity. The book gives a big-picture overview of threats and solutions and up-close and personal experiences from the ground and the people affected by conservation. The stories come from the work that WWF-Malaysia and USAID Coral Triangle Support Partnership are carrying out in the region.
Chapters cover the rich habitats of the Coral Triangle and the endangered species, as well as an in-depth survey of each of the countries of the area. As the earth’s single greatest repository of marine life, the Coral Triangle is also a great draw for SCUBA divers. For each of the countries covered, top dive sites are listed.
Microsculpture: Portraits of InsectsArtist/Author: Biss, Levon
Microsculpture is a unique photographic study of insects in mind-blowing magnification that celebrates the wonders of nature and science. Levon Biss’s photographs capture in breathtaking detail the beauty of the insect world and are printed in large-scale format to provide an unforgettable viewing experience. Each picture in Microsculpture is created from approximately 8,000 individual photographs. Segments of the specimen are lit and photographed separately, “stacked” to maintain sharp focus throughout, then combined into a single high-resolution file. The project has captured the attention of the world with features in WIRED and New Scientist.
ANZANG fourteenth edition: Australasian Nature Photography: the year’s best wildlife and landscape photos.Artist/Author: ANZANG.
This book presents a collection of ANZANG award-winning and shortlisted images from the 2017 competition. Each image is accompanied by technical information as well as anecdotes from the photographers themselves on how each photograph was taken. There are also useful insights from the judges, which help to shed light on how they came to select the winning images. The bioregion that encompasses Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea possesses a unique natural heritage stretching back more than 80 million years, to the break-up of the great southern continent of Gondwana. The South Australian Museum and Australian Geographic focus on enhancing a general knowledge of this extraordinary legacy by encouraging photography of the region’s nature and landscapes, and promoting it in an annual competition to find the Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year.
Jungle SpiritsArtist/Author: Ziegler, Christian, Daisy Dent
With their breathtaking range of flora and fauna, rain forests are veritable treasures in the world of wildlife. Photographed by the award-winning photojournalist and conservationist, Christian Ziegler, Jungle Spirits is an ode to the tropical splendor of the planet’s most diverse ecosystems, while also a call to action to protect tropical rain forests worldwide. Images captured across twenty countries and on four continents present a fascinating look at the globe’s most celebrated jungles in all their lush glory. Through Ziegler’s vibrant photography, readers journey through pristine landscapes; discover captivating creatures–including tree frogs, chameleons, bats, and more–and forge an appreciation for rare plants. Informative texts penned by Ziegler’s partner and fellow conservationist, Daisy Dent, cover such fascinating topics as pollination, fruiting, and human impact complete the book. Driven by the duo’s passion for preserving these natural wonderlands, Jungle Spirits is a stunning visual odyssey that will inspire any love of wildlife, botany, and environmentalism.
Digital Nature Photography : The Art and the ScienceArtist/Author: John Gerlach Barbara Gerlach
Digital Nature Photography is a how-to guide for photographers who want to take their work to the next level. Written by professionals with over 20 years experience, the Gerlachs reveal enlightening techniques for shooting nature images in the field. The combination of artistic approach and impeccable technique will help you capture your next great image.
The Masters of Nature Photography: Wildlife Photographer of the Year (Volume two)Artist/Author: Kidman-Cox, Rosamund, Editor
The master photographers making up this volume are Tim Laman (Lexington, MA), Brian Skerry (Uxbridge, MA), Steve Winter (Hoboken, NJ) Art Wolfe (Seattle), Hannu Hautala (Finland), Klaus Nigge (Germany), Thomas P. Peschak (Germany/South Africa), Tui de Roy (New Zealand), Cyril Ruoso (France), and Stefano Unterthiner (Italy). These influential artists provide us with insight into the natural world, from vast, beautiful landscapes and genuinely wild creatures in their natural habitat to spectacular shots of natural phenomena, groundbreaking underwater images and outstanding photojournalism. Each portfolio profiles the photographer their approach, influences and aims and displays 10 iconic images reflecting their work’s range. The accompanying captions focus on why the images are special for the photographer as well as telling the stories behind their creation. Revealing the inspiration behind some of the world s most important nature photographs, this beautiful book will captivate art enthusiasts, photographers and all those with a passion for nature.”