Book Reviews for June 2014
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Sublime Nature by Cristina Mittermeier

Sublime Nature is a collection of 125 of the BEST images I have ever seen - bar none! They are the images of award-winning National Geographic photographers so that alone tells you that they are the best of the best. The images were compiled by Cristina Mittermeier who also wrote a series of the essays in the book. The intention of the book is that the images and the words with them, will inspire all those who see them. It is a celebration of the endless beauty and wonders of our small blue world. This book is one of those few books that the owners will display proudly on their coffee table for all to see, and immediately want one of their own. The book covers the many varieties of nature in images that few of us will ever be able see first hand. And with the way mankind is destroying it on a daily basis, much of it may never be around to see again. Hopefully this book and its images will wake people up to what all they have to loose.

This hardback book is about 10x10 inches, with 224 pages, and retails for US-$35.00 and if a local bookstore does not have a copy you can order it from the NG web site at    I Rate it; A+++

The Ansel Adams Wilderness Photographs by Peter Essick

National Geographic photographer Peter Essick documents and celebrates California’s Ansel Adams Wilderness, named after the man who is the most famous and inspirational photographer who has ever lived. With magnificent b&w images of his own, I’d say that Essick more than did the man justice. Beautiful images that would not be hard to confuse with those of Adams himself. The images range from the upper peaks, lakes, and mountain meadows, to the valleys’ rivers, trees & plants and winter snows. A nice added touch is the image index in the back with some nice captions for each image. A well done book that any one who loves fine b&w photography will love to add to their own photo library.

This hardback book is about 10x9 inches, with 112 pages, and retails for US-$22.95 and if a local bookstore does not have a copy you can order it from the NG web site at    I Rate it; A++

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