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Beauty in the Rocks: The Photography of David M. Baird
     

Beauty in the Rocks: The Photography of David M. Baird

by David M. Baird
 

Autumn leaves dry in the sun, curling to make endless abstract patterns of curved surfaces and shadows. Or are they leaves? A closer look with Dr. David M. Baird reveals not leaves but layers of mud, which have shrunk into leaf-like shapes as they dried. Baird's amazing photographs show that intriguing patterns and textures are all around us. In Beauty in the Rocks

Overview

Autumn leaves dry in the sun, curling to make endless abstract patterns of curved surfaces and shadows. Or are they leaves? A closer look with Dr. David M. Baird reveals not leaves but layers of mud, which have shrunk into leaf-like shapes as they dried. Baird's amazing photographs show that intriguing patterns and textures are all around us. In Beauty in the Rocks the esteemed geologist, writer and poet takes readers on a photographic journey around the globe, finding beauty and form. His intense, artistic images and accompanying text give mood and meaning to the changing earth and encourage readers to observe carefully the world around them, recognize what they see and understand how it came to be. From the hexagonal "organ pipe" patterns in Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway to the "hoodoos" in Yoho National Park to the wrinkled surface skin of cooled liquid lava on James Island in the Galapagos, the wonders captured in this book will engage and enlighten anyone with an interest in the natural world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781894898379
Publisher:
TouchWood Editions
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

David M. Baird, Ph.D., was the founding director of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta, and of the National Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa, Ontario. A geologist by training, Baird is also a writer, a poet and an expert on museums, trains, ships and lighthouses.

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