Rainforest Postcard Book

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This collection of Thomas Marent's images, 16 years in the making, brings alive the sheer and awe-inspiring beauty of the rainforest." Sting - founding patron, The Rainforest Foundation 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. Arranged thematically ...
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Overview

This collection of Thomas Marent's images, 16 years in the making, brings alive the sheer and awe-inspiring beauty of the rainforest." Sting - founding patron, The Rainforest Foundation 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. Arranged thematically into four sections exploring the ways in which different life forms co-exist Includes a 70-minute CD featuring the amazing sounds from the rainforest Features up-close views of the plants, trees, reptiles, birds, amphibians, insects and mammals of the rainforest.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.
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For over 16 years, nature photographer Thomas Marent has traveled across the world to record the diverse, complex, and endangered ecosystems of rainforests. Here he offers a breathtaking five continent tour of rainforest plants and trees; reptiles, birds, amphibians, insects, and mammals. Editor's recommendation. This spectacular color pictorial captures up-close images of some of the most beautiful and rarely visited places on earth and includes a 70-minute CD featuring amazing natural sounds of the rainforest.
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This gorgeous book is the product of Swiss photographer Marent's passion for exploring rainforests on five continents and over 16 years. His spectacularly beautiful photographs show much about the nature of rainforests and their curious inhabitants, and the accompanying text explains what you are seeing and what it can tell you about these ecosystems. An initial section provides an overview of the various rainforest ecosystems and their characteristics; there is also an appendix describing and mapping the locations of the world's rainforests. Other chapters address specific themes, such as diversity, survival, life cycles, and social relations of rainforest inhabitants. There are many amazing close-ups of insects, reptiles, birds, and other creatures in their natural habitats, as well as fungi and unusual plants. An accompanying CD provides rainforest sounds from various locations. This book Marent's first is not only beautiful but an excellent source of information. It also shows the amazing diversity of species that makes rainforests unique and valuable. Recommended for all types of libraries. Marit Taylor, Univ. of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Ctr. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756629274
  • Publisher: DK
  • Publication date: 7/2/2007
  • Edition description: Postcards
  • Pages: 30
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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