If McNulty's text seems overfamiliar and tiresomely earnest (it enjoins again that we all be more careful stewards of the environment), this doesn't mean that the text isn't valid, but just that it isn't the reason for recommending this book. Certainly, McNulty does no harm to Heinemann's lovely landscape photographs, but it is these pictures that make the book. Shooting mainly in the West, where he lives, Heinemann works with long lenses for a compressed spatial effect. His greatest gift is as an old-fashioned colorist, coaxing beautiful harmonies from familiar wilderness scenes. His best efforts mix warm and cool hues (often in reflections) in rather abstract, formal designs. The book, with its large colorplates, is splendidly produced, although the picture editing could have been more rigorous.