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This collection of meticulously composed, technically exquisite photographs portrays a variety of landscapes in Europe, ranging from Swiss glaciers and German forests to Parisian city streets and Greek orange groves. Heike Strelow (editor, Ecological Aesthetics), Tanja Pföhler, Frankin's photographic assistant, and Andrew Goudie (geography, Oxford Univ.) contribute brief essays, which offer insight into Franklin's approach to this project. The book also includes a helpful list of descriptive captions and a biographical note about the acclaimed photographer. The 99 beautifully reproduced color photographs were all taken with a view camera. Franklin invites comparison between the pristine natural world and the imposition of humans, and his images depict a state of flux, from ancient, slowly creeping glaciers in Norway to a field of modern wind turbines in France. All of the images were made from a distance, suggesting a sense of detachment and alienation. At first glance, this may appear to be a sampler of varied landscapes, yet a haunting atmosphere pervades the book, subtly encouraging one to ponder one's place in the world. Recommended for all collections of fine-art photography.