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The World’s Most Beautiful National ParksArtist/Author: Priora, Alberto
Illustrated with spectacular images by the world’s leading international nature photographers, The World’s Most Beautiful National Parks is a tribute to the most amazing natural landmarks on our planet, which are now protected in national parks across seven continents. Readers will discover the primitive sites, exceptional ecosystems and rich biodiversity these extraordinary National Parks have to offer.
Featuring the breath-taking Arctic stretches of Alaska; the vast and famous North American parks Yellowstone and Yosemite, the infinite greenery of Tumucumaque National Park in Brazil, the volcanoes in Iceland covered with glaciers; and the great African parks such as Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Etosh, The World’s Most Beautiful National Parks covers protected sites from around the world. It also looks at those areas which are endangered by climate change and global warming such as; the Jiuzhaigou National Park in China and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
As well as the stunning photography throughout, each page contains useful information on each park including their individual ecosystems and details about the endangered species that live there, as well as general details about the history of each site.
Wildlife Spectacles: Mass Migrations, Mating Rituals, and Other Fascinating Animal BehaviorsArtist/Author: Dinets, Vladimir
Equal parts nature guide, adventure story, and coffee table book! People are captivated by wild animals by their strength and their size and by the things they do to stay alive. Wildlife Spectacles dives deep into this wonder, allowing curious readers to discover just how spectacular wild animals can be. Zoologist Vladimer Dinets reveals hundreds of amazing examples of animal behavior across North America, explaining why they happen, how they work, and where they can be seen in person. In the rich, fully illustrated pages you’ll discover the migration of gray whales along the Pacific coast, the scuba diving of spiny lobsters in Florida, the synchronized blinking of fireflies near Tennessee, the swarms of feeding bats over the Mississippi River, the blue-glowing scorpions of the Southwest desert, hundreds of wintering tundra swans in New Jersey, and much more.
FragileArtist/Author: Krebs, Pedro Jarque
There are few things more fascinating than the diversity of the animal kingdom – and it’s a wonder under immense threat. The latest figures estimate that 60 percent of all animal populations on our planet have been wiped out in the last 50 years. Pedro Jarque Krebs, a multi-award-winning wildlife photographer, focuses his lens on this fragile natural world to draw attention to its precarious situation. His photographs aim to break down the psychological and emotional barriers that separate us from our fellow creatures, capturing every animal – whether a bird, a reptile, or a big cat – in an atmosphere of breathtaking intimacy. Beautiful and humbling, his images give the animals their full and due dignity. They remind us that we are not the centre of the universe, and that our most important project is to protect the intricate ecosystem of which we are just a small, constituent part.
‘My goal with these images is to raise our awareness of the beauty and diversity of the natural world, but – even more importantly – its dreadful fragility and endangerment. ‘ – Pedro Jarque Krebs
ANZANG 16th Edition: Australasian Nature Photography: The Year’s Best Wildlife and Landscape PhotosArtist/Author: Australian Geographic
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 Nature Photographer of the Year. Australasian Nature Photography: The year’s Best Wildlife and Landscape Photos is a collection of award-winning and shortlisted images from the 2019 competition. Each image is accompanied by technical information as well as anecdotes from the photographers 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.
World of Reptiles: A Stunning Photographic Celebration of the Planet’s Crocodiles, Lizards, Snakes, Tuataras and TurtlesArtist/Author: Reed New Holland
World of Reptiles is a visual celebration of the diversity of the planet’s scaly inhabitants. It is a unique book in that it distils the 10,800 species of reptiles into 240 full-page images, with these photographs depicting representatives from 68 of the Earth’s 86 families.
It covers everything from the very common to the extremely rare, from the huge Saltwater Crocodile to the miniscule Pygmy Chameleon, and from the venomous King Cobra
to the highly endangered Tuatara. The completeness of the collection, and the fact that it contains many rare species, lends it strong appeal to keen reptile enthusiasts, while the remarkable nature of the images will be appreciated by anyone who has an interest in the subject – from beginner to expert – by showcasing the incredible diversity of the world’s reptiles.
Pacific JourneysArtist/Author: Hendrie, Peter
Pacific Journeys is a lavishly produced book of 330 color photographs of the island countries of Melanesia and Polynesia, from Papua New Guinea in the west to Easter Island in the east. Photographer Peter Hendrie made over 30 journeys over a period of sixteen years to capture the physical beauty and diverse cultures of these unique but isolated islands. The introduction by Brij V. Lal, renowned scholar and author on the Pacific Islands, eloquently reveals the fascinating history of this region.
Areas included are:
- Papua New Guinea
- Solomon Islands
- New Caledonia
- Fiji Islands
- New Zealand
- Kingdom of Tonga
- Cook Islands
- Tahiti and the Society Islands
- Marquesas Islands
- Easter Island.
The Kimberley: Australia’s WildernessArtist/Author: David Bettini
From the tiger-striped domes of the Bungle Bungles to the opal-blue waters of the Buccaneer Archipelago, the Kimberley is the most remarkable wilderness in Australia. Acclaimed nature photographer David Bettini has captured the essence of the Kimberley’s sweeping ranges, plunging gorges and tropical wetlands. He takes you on a voyage down its convoluted coastline, past sandstone headlands, through mangrove lined inlets and out to pristine reefs.
Intimate portraits of wildlife, including rare creatures like the Monjon – the smallest rock wallaby – and the dazzling Gouldian Finch, are accompanied by captivating descriptions of their behaviour and environment.
The book contains breathtaking images that celebrate the stark beauty of the dry season and the drama of the wet, when thunderstorms and torrential rain descend upon this ancient landscape. David ventures up wild rivers, through the deafening roar of the Horizontal Waterfalls and into spectacular terrain, like Windjana Gorge with its hordes of steely-eyed Freshwater Crocodiles and noisy Black-flying Foxes.
The Kimberley: Australia’s Wilderness captures the grandeur, contrasts and diverse colours of this timeless region.
The Author: David Bettini is one of Australia’s most renowned nature photographers. He has an extensive knowledge and a great appreciation of the country’s wild places and diverse ecology. David is based in Perth but was born and raised in the outback where he quickly developed a passion for the natural world.
Natural Wonders of the WorldArtist/Author: Dorling Kindersley (DK) (Author), Chris Packham (Foreword By)
A continent by continent journey around Earth’s most beautiful, spectacular, and captivating landscapes. Discover which of Earth’s wonders should definitely make it onto your bucket list with this unparalleled survey of the world’s incredible natural treasures.
With a foreword by Chris Packham, Natural Wonders of the World is the most in-depth look at Earth’s greatest wonders. Breathtaking landscape photography is combined with 3D terrain models and other explanatory artworks to reveal what lies beneath the surface and show how geographical features are formed. From South America’s Amazon River to Asia’s Himalayas and Australia’s Ninety Mile Beach, this is a truly unrivalled exploration of Earth’s most amazing places.
To complete the picture, the plants and animals that inhabit these remarkable environments are also included, making Natural Wonders of the World a unique celebration of our world as well as the most accessible-ever guide to Earth’s geological processes and features.
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.