Item description for North America the Beautiful (Journeys Through The World) by Galen Rowell...
Overview An award-winning nature photographer takes readers on an unforgettable photographic tour of North America, from California to Florida, the Yukon Territory, Mexican Mainland, Greenland, Hawaii, and the Caribbean Islands, to provide a fascinating insight into the landscapes that are unique to North America.
Publishers Description In this awe-inspiring volume, award-winning nature photographer Galen Rockwell takes us on an unforgettable photographic tour of North America, instilling in us a profound appreciation for our continent's enduring natural beauty. From California to Florida, from the Yukon Territory to the Mexican Mainland, and from Greenland to Hawaii and the Caribbean Islands, Rowell's photographs evoke the remarkable diversity of this continent's varied ecosystems. When viewed through Rowell's inspired lens, the fluted walls of Antelope Canyon in Arizona reveal gorgeous abstract configurations. The full moon sinking behind craggy peaks at sunrise creates an otherworldly landscape in Sierra Nevada. An Alaskan brown bear poised to snap up an airborne salmon and a flock of California seagulls gilded by the rays of the setting sun are just some of the unforgettable images in this book.Galen Rowell's photographs convey not only his remarkable accomplishments as a photographer, but his supreme passion for his subject. Throughout the book, his often lyrical, always informative text provides fascinating insight into the landscapes that are unique to North America.
Galen Rowell was the recipient of the Ansel Adams Award for his contributions to the art of wilderness photography. His work has been exhibited at major venues nationwide including New York's International Center of Photography, Chicago's Field Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.6" Width: 8.5" Height: 1.3" Weight: 3.2 lbs.
Release Date Jun 13, 2006
Publisher White Star
ISBN 8854401080 ISBN13 9788854401082
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More About Galen Rowell
John Muir (1838-1914) was one of the most influential conservationists and nature writers in American history. He was instrumental in the creation and passage of the National Parks Act, and founder of the Sierra Club, acting as its president until his death. Muir was a spirit so free that all he did to prepare for an expedition was to "throw some tea and bread into an old sack and jump the back fence."
Reviews - What do customers think about North America the Beautiful (Journeys Through The World)?
Page by page captivating beauty Feb 27, 2007
This book is packed full of breath-taking scenery with every page, from front cover to back, presenting exquisite photos of North American treasures. It is a picture book filled with eye candy for the nature lover, world traveler, and science enthusiast. I highly recommend this book to inspire your soul, renew your mind, and lift your spirits.
nice book, Feb 7, 2007
I bought it as a gift for my husband who is into photography. He's really enjoying it. It arrived before Christmas too even though I got an email that said it would be late. I've had good experience w/ this site on book orders.
North America the Beautiful (Journeys Through the World) Jan 18, 2007
This is a beautiful book of photography done by one of the most outstanding nature photographers America has ever known. The photos from all over N. America are outstanding. A wonderful coffee table book. Also an inspirational book for photographers or anyone desiring to be amongst the glories of nature. Galan Rowell knew what to look for in a great photograph.
Just what I wanted! Jan 12, 2007
I love this book! I'm in to landscape photography and this book is some of the best examples out there.
great art, poor printing Feb 3, 2004
I have been a fan of Galen Rowell's work for years, and I had been anticipating getting a compendium of his North American work for a while. If you want to see some of Rowell's best from a technical standpoint, then by all means grab a copy, but be warned that this is some of the worse image quality I've seen in a photography book published in the last 10 years. Most pictures are overly grainy, there are some major pixel problems where colors blend (particularly in colorful sky shots), and color casts often don't match his originals. With the technology as good as it presently is, this is inexcusable for such an expensive book. Rowell deserved better.