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Publisher's Description

The Oldest Living Things in the World is an epic journey through time and space. Over the past decade, artist Rachel Sussman has researched, worked with biologists, and traveled the world to photograph continuously living organisms that are 2,000 years old and older. Spanning from Antarctica to Greenland, the Mojave Desert to the Australian Outback, the result is a stunning and unique visual collection of ancient organisms unlike anything that has been created in the arts or sciences before, insightfully and accessibly narrated by Sussman along the way.

Her work is both timeless and timely, and spans disciplines, continents, and millennia. It is underscored by an innate environmentalism and driven by Sussman’s relentless curiosity. She begins at “year zero,” and looks back from there, photographing the past in the present. These ancient individuals live on every continent and range from Greenlandic lichens that grow only one centimeter a century, to unique desert shrubs in Africa and South America, a predatory fungus in Oregon, Caribbean brain coral, to an 80,000-year-old colony of aspen in Utah. Sussman journeyed to Antarctica to photograph 5,500-year-old moss; Australia for stromatolites, primeval organisms tied to the oxygenation of the planet and the beginnings of life on Earth; and to Tasmania to capture a 43,600-year-old self-propagating shrub that’s the last individual of its kind. Her portraits reveal the living history of our planet—and what we stand to lose in the future. These ancient survivors have weathered millennia in some of the world’s most extreme environments, yet climate change and human encroachment have put many of them in danger. Two of her subjects have already met with untimely deaths by human hands.

Alongside the photographs, Sussman relays fascinating – and sometimes harrowing – tales of her global adventures tracking down her subjects and shares insights from the scientists who research them. The oldest living things in the world are a record and celebration of the past, a call to action in the present, and a barometer of our future.

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Size: 11 1/2 x 10

304 pages, 124 color plates, 4 infographics

Rachel Sussman
Over the past decade, artist Rachel Sussman has researched, worked with biologists, and traveled the world to photograph continuously living organisms that are 2,000 years old and older.
£28.35

Picture of My First Summer in the Sierra

Publisher's Description

The founder of the Sierra Club and a driving force behind the creation of our National Parks, naturalist John Muir penned several classic books that inspired the American conservation movement, including this 1911 memoir of his first extended trip to the Sierra Nevada, in what is now Yosemite National Park. Landscape photographer Scot Miller gorgeously illuminates Muir's text in this anniversary edition, from a rosy dawn over Mono Desert to a streak of rainbow hanging over Tuolumne Meadows, as well as several double-page images like a portrait of Yosemite Falls above the Merced River. Muir's own drawings are also here, including some previously unpublished.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

189 pages

10.3 in. x 9.25 in

John Muir; photographs by Scot Miller
Publisher's price $30; our price £6.25 The 100th Anniversary Illustrated Edition of the American Classic
£6.25

Picture of In Wildness is the Preservation of the World

Publisher's Description

Faithfully—and gorgeously—reproduced from new scans of Eliot Porter's original dye transfer prints, the photographs in this 50th-anniversary edition of his 1962 masterpiece capture the subtleties and the richness of hue that earned Porter the sobriquet "the Ansel Adams of color photography." These images of New England woods and streams, taken in all seasons over ten years, are evocatively paired with the words of Henry David Thoreau, their direct inspiration. In his photos of the similarly striped oven-bird and chipmunk, delicate violets and vigorous aspens, cool green luna moths and fiery red and orange pond reflections, Porter speaks across a century to a man who profoundly understood the importance of wilderness, both to the world and to the spirit of humankind.

We should point out that some readers have been less happy with the quality of reproduction than the publishers but this is the only edition currently available and, as such, is a valuable (and good value) record for students of Porter's work.

Publisher: Ammo

168 pages

13.75 in. x 10.5 in

Eliot Porter
Publisher's price £34.95; our price £11.50
£34.95
£11.50

Picture of Flora

Publisher's Description

When the British Photographer Nick Knight, known to all for his portrait and advertising photography, discovered the collection of pressed flowers in the British Natural History Museum in London, he was so thrilled that he dedicated himself totally to this subject. In his second book he collects fifty of his most beautiful photographs of plant specimens. The pictures emanate a breathtaking beauty and elegance previously unseen in the history of photography.

See here for a presentation on Flora.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel

Size: 235 x 365 mm

80 pages, 46 colour plates

Nick Knight
When the British Photographer Nick Knight, known to all for his portrait and advertising photography, discovered the collection of pressed flowers in the British Natural History Museum in London, he was so thrilled that he dedicated himself totally to this subject.
£38.95

Picture of Sierra Club 2014 Diary (Engagement Calendar)

The most popular nature calendar ever published

  • Stunning images of flora and fauna
  • Week-by-week format with 58 full-color photographs
  • Shrink-wrapped
  • Spiral bound

See here for sample images.


The most popular nature calendar ever published
£11.95

Picture of Across the Ravaged Land

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Across the Ravaged Land is the third and final volume in Nick Brandt’s trilogy of books documenting the disappearing animals of eastern Africa. The book offers a darker vision of this world, still filled with a stunning beauty but now tragically tainted and fast disappearing at the hands of man.
In addition to a range of starkly powerful animal portraits, Brandt introduces some new themes, as humans make an appearance for the first time. He also contributes two essays summing up his photographic odyssey, which has taken more than a decade of intensive work to complete.

See Brandt’s site for images.

Publisher: Abrams

Size: 15 x 13"

120 pages

Nick Brandt
The third and final volume in Nick Brandt’s trilogy of books documenting the disappearing animals of eastern Africa.
£36.00

Picture of Earth to Sky: Among Africa’s Elephants, a Species in Crisis

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Michael “Nick” Nichols, longtime photographer for National Geographic as well as the magazine’s editor-at-large for photography, has been working with African elephants for more than twenty years. In Earth to Sky he tells their story through poignant images that bring us directly into their habitats—lush forests and open savannas, or stark landscapes ravaged by human intervention—to observe the animals’ daily engagements and activities. Nichols’s photographs are accompanied here by the words of such celebrated figures in the field of conservation as Iain Douglas-Hamilton, J. Michael Fay, Peter Matthiessen, Cynthia Moss, and David Quammen. In addition, Nichols engages us in his photographic journey with personal and informative introductions to each of the book’s four chapters—exploring life in the wild, the ivory trade, family interactions, and programs for orphaned elephants. In Earth to Sky Nichols demonstrates that the world needs elephants, and insists that we do all we can to protect their spaces and their lives. Sadly, most signs point to a tragic conclusion for these wise and emotionally complex creatures. This book is an urgent call for us to bring that process to a halt, while we still can.

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 11¾ x 8 3⁄8"

188 pages (plus 2 gatefold pages)

Michael Nichols
Michael “Nick” Nichols, longtime photographer for National Geographic as well as the magazine’s editor-at-large for photography, has been working with African elephants for more than twenty years.
£26.96

Picture of One Picture Book #77: birds have wings

Publisher's Description

Having difficulty identifying a particular species of bird through her spotting scope, Carol E. Richards took a photograph through the lens to assist with her research. The resulting picture turned out to be far more than a tool for verification. It had a mood and visual content the artist was drawn to, and led to the creation of a series of beautiful, dream-like vignettes. “Unlike some photographs of wildlife that are clear and provide answers,” says Richards, “these soft visuals raise questions. It was a surprising discovery; as I spied on these birds, I could see their charm and individuality. Who knew?”

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size:5 1/2 x 7 1/4"

16 pages, 12 four-color plates, 1 original photograph.

Carol E. Richards
One Picture Book featuring a series of beautiful, dream-like vignettes of birds as seen through the photographers spotting scope.
£36.00

Picture of New Art of Photographing Nature

Publisher's Description

A new spin on the classic guide to composing stunning images of nature and wildlife

What is the difference between a good picture and a great one? In this fully revised edition of the classic bestseller The Art of Photographing Nature, master photographer Art Wolfe and former Audubon photo editor Martha Hill team up to explain the art of composing images of enduring beauty. Against a backdrop of more than 250 photographs of nature, wildlife, and landscapes, they share insights and advice about what works and what doesn’t, and how small changes can take an image from ordinary to extraordinary. Throughout, all-new tips from digital imaging expert Tim Grey show readers how to make the most of digital technology, whether by choosing the right color space, understanding sensor size, or removing distracting elements in post-processing. The result is an invaluable collection of expert advice updated for the modern age.

Publisher: Amphoto

224 pages

Art Wolfe & Martha Hill
In this fully revised edition of the classic bestseller The Art of Photographing Nature, master photographer Art Wolfe and former Audubon photo editor Martha Hill team up to explain the art of composing images of enduring beauty.
£17.99

Picture of In the Realm of Nature

Publisher's Description

Known for his exquisite images of birds and landscape, Eliot Porter (American, 1901–1990) was a pioneer in the use of color photography. His work also became a powerful visual argument for environmental conservation. Trained as a medical doctor and possessing a scientist’s gift for close observation, Porter explored new ways of depicting nature, building blinds in trees so he could study his avian subjects at closer vantage and producing landscape images that capture both pristine forest and ragged river canyons with equal force and brilliance.

Initially encouraged by the groundbreaking photographers Ansel Adams and Alfred Stieglitz, Porter went on to produce a body of work all his own. His 1962 Sierra Club book In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World, with its images grouped by season and accompanied by quotations from Henry David Thoreau, transformed the concept of nature photography books. Ultimately, Porter’s photographs came to the attention of Congress and led to the passage of the Wilderness Act of 1964, the foundational law in wilderness management today.

Eliot Porter: In the Realm of Nature contains 110 images from the collections of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser at the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, and of the J. Paul Getty Museum, along with an essay by Paul Martineau that discusses Porter’s life and the innovations he brought to the practice of photography.

Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum

Size: 9 1/2 x 11"

144 pages, 80 colour and 30 b/w illustrations

Publisher's price: £27.95

Eliot Porter
Eliot Porter: In the Realm of Nature contains 110 images from the collections of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser at the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, and of the J. Paul Getty Museum.
£25.15

Picture of Animals are Outside Today

Henry Beston stated the following in his book, The Outermost House, in 1928: “They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.” Animals Are Outside Today is a journey examining underneath this net, offering us the chance to contemplate our intersections with animals and consider the multi-layered impact humans have on other living beings.

Contradictions define our relationships with animals. We love and admire them; we are entertained and fascinated by them; we take our children to watch and learn about them. Animals are embedded within core human history—evident in our stories, rituals and symbols. At the same time, we eat, wear and cage them with seeming indifference, consuming them in countless ways.

Our connection to animals today is often developed through assimilation and appropriation; we absorb them into our lives, yet we no longer know of their origin. Most people are cut off from the steps involved in their processing or acquisition, shielded from witnessing their death or decay. This book moves within these contradictions, always questioning if the notion of sacred will survive alongside our evolution.

About the Artist

Colleen Plumb is an award-winning photographer whose work is held in several photography collections including the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Milwaukee Art Museum, the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, Florida, Fidelity Investments, in Boston and Beijing Natural Cultural Center, China. Her photographs have been exhibited nationwide in many one person and group exhibits, and have been widely showcased in books and publications such as PDN and Hotshoe International. Plumb currently teaches in the Photography Department at Columbia College Chicago.

Colleen Plumb

Henry Beston stated the following in his book, The Outermost House, in 1928: “They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.” Animals Are Outside Today is a journey examining underneath this net, offering us the chance to contemplate our intersections with animals and consider the multi-layered impact humans have on other living beings.

Contradictions define our relationships with animals. We love and admire them; we are entertained and fascinated by them; we take our children to watch and learn about them. Animals are embedded within core human history—evident in our stories, rituals and symbols. At the same time, we eat, wear and cage them with seeming indifference, consuming them in countless ways.

Our connection to animals today is often developed through assimilation and appropriation; we absorb them into our lives, yet we no longer know of their origin. Most people are cut off from the steps involved in their processing or acquisition, shielded from witnessing their death or decay. This book moves within these contradictions, always questioning if the notion of sacred will survive alongside our evolution.

About the Artist

Colleen Plumb is an award-winning photographer whose work is held in several photography collections including the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Milwaukee Art Museum, the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, Florida, Fidelity Investments, in Boston and Beijing Natural Cultural Center, China. Her photographs have been exhibited nationwide in many one person and group exhibits, and have been widely showcased in books and publications such as PDN and Hotshoe International. Plumb currently teaches in the Photography Department at Columbia College Chicago.

£36.75

Picture of Wildlife Photographer - A Course in Creative Photography
Publisher's Description
As nature photography has shifted decisively towards digital in recent years, much has been written offering guidance and tips on technical matters, but there has been little published on the creative aspects. European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Chris Gomersall addresses this gap in a fresh and accessible guide, which takes account of developments in photography without dwelling on technical details.

Ten thematic chapters on subjects such as Space, Light, Time and Developing a Narrative are generously packed with examples, advice and suggestions for projects and exercises. The second part of the book consists of sixteen case studies, where Gomersall describes how he achieved some of his most outstanding images.

The large new audience for a guide such as this is evidenced in the growth of ecotourism and the uptake of digital cameras with excellent zoom facilities in recent years. The field has opened up to many more people as cameras are now largely automated and foolproof. The book will serve as an inspiration to these relative newcomers, as well as to more accomplished photographers who are technically assured but are looking to extend their creativity, to try fresh approaches and to learn from one of the masters.

Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Size: 290 x 235 mm
192 pages, 150 colour photographs

Publisher's Price: £ 25
Chris Gomersall
Publisher's Description
As nature photography has shifted decisively towards digital in recent years, much has been written offering guidance and tips on technical matters, but there has been little published on the creative aspects. European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Chris Gomersall addresses this gap in a fresh and accessible guide, which takes account of developments in photography without dwelling on technical details.

Ten thematic chapters on subjects such as Space, Light, Time and Developing a Narrative are generously packed with examples, advice and suggestions for projects and exercises. The second part of the book consists of sixteen case studies, where Gomersall describes how he achieved some of his most outstanding images.

The large new audience for a guide such as this is evidenced in the growth of ecotourism and the uptake of digital cameras with excellent zoom facilities in recent years. The field has opened up to many more people as cameras are now largely automated and foolproof. The book will serve as an inspiration to these relative newcomers, as well as to more accomplished photographers who are technically assured but are looking to extend their creativity, to try fresh approaches and to learn from one of the masters.

Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Size: 290 x 235 mm
192 pages, 150 colour photographs

Publisher's Price: £ 25
£22.50

Picture of Swarm
Publisher's Description
“The buzz word is swarm intelligence, which has acquired an unforeseen reality in the era of Facebook and Twitter. The behavior of a collective without a center has become a social phenomenon, which is not only of interest to natural scientists, but also particularly to politicians and economists.” (Peter Pfrunder in his contribution to the book)

Swarm is a breathtaking photographic series exploring the flock movements of migrating birds. The photographs offer a unique view of the beauty but also the complexity and diversity of shape variations. A swarm sitting on the ground mirrors the surface of the earth like a skin, but as soon as it lifts up it becomes a fluid three-dimensional system in constant flux. This aerial ballet reveals a rhythm of upward explosion and downward, cascading movement. At times the forms seem to explode, blooming like flowers or expanding outward like fireworks. At other times they appear more stable, slowly drifting like a negative image of stellar constellations. Swarm looks up into the sky and follows flight through the dynamic landscape of streams of air.

You can view images from this book on the Lars Müller website.

Publisher: Lars Müller
Size: 210 x 270 mm
240 pages, 115 illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 45.00
Lukas Felzmann
Publisher's Description
“The buzz word is swarm intelligence, which has acquired an unforeseen reality in the era of Facebook and Twitter. The behavior of a collective without a center has become a social phenomenon, which is not only of interest to natural scientists, but also particularly to politicians and economists.” (Peter Pfrunder in his contribution to the book)

Swarm is a breathtaking photographic series exploring the flock movements of migrating birds. The photographs offer a unique view of the beauty but also the complexity and diversity of shape variations. A swarm sitting on the ground mirrors the surface of the earth like a skin, but as soon as it lifts up it becomes a fluid three-dimensional system in constant flux. This aerial ballet reveals a rhythm of upward explosion and downward, cascading movement. At times the forms seem to explode, blooming like flowers or expanding outward like fireworks. At other times they appear more stable, slowly drifting like a negative image of stellar constellations. Swarm looks up into the sky and follows flight through the dynamic landscape of streams of air.

You can view images from this book on the Lars Müller website.

Publisher: Lars Müller
Size: 210 x 270 mm
240 pages, 115 illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 45.00
£40.50

Picture of Animal Life - An Intimate Journey Into the Animal World
Was £29.99 > Now £9.99

Publisher's Description

Heidi and Hans-Jurgen Koch are among the world's best-known photographers of animals. For over 15 years they have regularly published in renowned international magazines, detailing the lives of polar bears to field mice. This book explores the personalities of animals through distinctive and intimate pictures.

Publisher: h.f.ullmann
240 pages


Publisher's Price: £ 29.99
Heidi Koch, Hans-Jurgen Koch and Martin Rasper
Was £29.99 > Now £9.99

Publisher's Description

Heidi and Hans-Jurgen Koch are among the world's best-known photographers of animals. For over 15 years they have regularly published in renowned international magazines, detailing the lives of polar bears to field mice. This book explores the personalities of animals through distinctive and intimate pictures.

Publisher: h.f.ullmann
240 pages


Publisher's Price: £ 29.99
£9.99

Picture of Seeing Trees - Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees
Publisher's Description
For many, the tree is a symbol of longevity, integrity, and enduring beauty. But how many of us have truly seen a tree? How well do we know the intimate details and secrets of that old familiar oak in the backyard? In Seeing Trees, author Nancy Ross Hugo teaches us a whole new way of watching a tree. And in breathtaking shots of striking detail, photographer Robert Llewellyn shows us why it's worth it.

On every page we see the miracle of seeds maturing, leaves unfurling, and flowers emerging. But moreover, this book teaches us what to look for when we slow down and take the time — what we can see in the scars of a leaf, the twig structure, and the pattern of the bark. With profiles of the most familiar and beloved species, including the American Beech, the Red Maple, the Southern Magnolia, and the Tulip Poplar, Seeing Trees opens our eyes to a tree's shy magnificence, and invites us to deepen our relationship with these earthly treasures.

You can view images from this book on the Timber Press website.

Publisher: Timber Press
Size: 255 x 215 mm
244 pages, 175 colour photograohs

Publisher's Price: £ 18.99
Nancy Ross Hugo and Robert Llewellyn
Publisher's Description
For many, the tree is a symbol of longevity, integrity, and enduring beauty. But how many of us have truly seen a tree? How well do we know the intimate details and secrets of that old familiar oak in the backyard? In Seeing Trees, author Nancy Ross Hugo teaches us a whole new way of watching a tree. And in breathtaking shots of striking detail, photographer Robert Llewellyn shows us why it's worth it.

On every page we see the miracle of seeds maturing, leaves unfurling, and flowers emerging. But moreover, this book teaches us what to look for when we slow down and take the time — what we can see in the scars of a leaf, the twig structure, and the pattern of the bark. With profiles of the most familiar and beloved species, including the American Beech, the Red Maple, the Southern Magnolia, and the Tulip Poplar, Seeing Trees opens our eyes to a tree's shy magnificence, and invites us to deepen our relationship with these earthly treasures.

You can view images from this book on the Timber Press website.

Publisher: Timber Press
Size: 255 x 215 mm
244 pages, 175 colour photograohs

Publisher's Price: £ 18.99
£17.09

Picture of Wild Vision
Publisher's Description
Thirty years ago a young man sailed by way of the Falkland Islands to Antarctica, where he was to work as a field assistant on the British Antarctic Survey. This adventure, lasting seven months, shaped the course of John Beatty’s life.

Over the three decades that followed, John travelled extensively, encountering the natural rhythms and raw beauty of the world in its most remote and spectacular settings. He took with him an innate photographic skill by means of which, through countless rigorous and self-reliant experiences in the wild, he developed an intensely personal and unique vision, the expression of which is distilled in the images contained in this book. Behind the camera’s shutter, an artist’s eye was at work, seizing on opportunity and shaping it for our appreciation.

Wild Vision is the first retrospective of John’s work. To accompany his breathtaking photographs he has written a text that gives insights into the adventurous experiences that are at the heart of his photography.

Together, word and imagetake you on a journey both graphic and spiritual, where place resonates in all its dimensions: from kayaking down the Colorado River to trekking through the Himalaya; from polar and Greenland ice-caps into the incredible animal kingdoms of Africa; from Boreal forests to landscapes that inspired the life’s work of Charles Darwin. This thrilling journey through awareness ends with our own relict and staggeringly beautiful wild land of Britain. To follow it is to learn to see.

You can view images from this book on the Vertebrate Publishing website.

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Size: 250 x 300 mm
240 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 25.00
John Beatty
Publisher's Description
Thirty years ago a young man sailed by way of the Falkland Islands to Antarctica, where he was to work as a field assistant on the British Antarctic Survey. This adventure, lasting seven months, shaped the course of John Beatty’s life.

Over the three decades that followed, John travelled extensively, encountering the natural rhythms and raw beauty of the world in its most remote and spectacular settings. He took with him an innate photographic skill by means of which, through countless rigorous and self-reliant experiences in the wild, he developed an intensely personal and unique vision, the expression of which is distilled in the images contained in this book. Behind the camera’s shutter, an artist’s eye was at work, seizing on opportunity and shaping it for our appreciation.

Wild Vision is the first retrospective of John’s work. To accompany his breathtaking photographs he has written a text that gives insights into the adventurous experiences that are at the heart of his photography.

Together, word and imagetake you on a journey both graphic and spiritual, where place resonates in all its dimensions: from kayaking down the Colorado River to trekking through the Himalaya; from polar and Greenland ice-caps into the incredible animal kingdoms of Africa; from Boreal forests to landscapes that inspired the life’s work of Charles Darwin. This thrilling journey through awareness ends with our own relict and staggeringly beautiful wild land of Britain. To follow it is to learn to see.

You can view images from this book on the Vertebrate Publishing website.

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Size: 250 x 300 mm
240 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 25.00
£22.50

Picture of Perfect Cloud
Mario Vidor is a widely published Italian photographer. The Perfect Cloud brings together 56 photos of black-and-white landscapes with clouds prominently featured. You can view a selection at Mario Vidor's website.

Publisher: Punto Marte
Size: 300 x 300 mm
112 pages, 56 ilustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 19.95
Mario Vidor
Mario Vidor is a widely published Italian photographer. The Perfect Cloud brings together 56 photos of black-and-white landscapes with clouds prominently featured. You can view a selection at Mario Vidor's website.

Publisher: Punto Marte
Size: 300 x 300 mm
112 pages, 56 ilustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 19.95
£17.96

Picture of Tarkine

Publisher's Description
The Tarkine is one of the largest temperate rainforests on Earth, covering an area of 4500 square kilometres in Tasmania's north-west. This vast expanse is a wilderness wonderland of wild rivers, dramatic coastal heathlands, button grass plains, bare mountains, ancient Huon pines, giant eucalypts and myrtles and extraordinary horizontal scrub. It is home to rare and endangered birds - like the orange-bellied parrot and the white goshawk - and countless animals such as the eastern pygmy possum. For thirty thousand years, until late in the nineteenth century, the Tarkine was also home to the Tarkiner people - their middens can still be found along the rugged coast. But all this is under threat from human activities which imperil its very existence. Captured by Tasmania's most celebrated photographers, this is the Tarkine rainforest in all its timeless glory. Over a hundred awe-inspiring shots of this truly haunting landscape - from the most delicate and detailed of subjects to sweeping aerial views - each accompanied by brief inspirational passages from leading local writers. Tarkine is a remarkable record of this landscape and a reminder that it is the responsibility of us all to protect this unique place.

A preview of this book can be found here.

Publisher: Allen & Unwin
164 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 32.99

Publisher's Description
The Tarkine is one of the largest temperate rainforests on Earth, covering an area of 4500 square kilometres in Tasmania's north-west. This vast expanse is a wilderness wonderland of wild rivers, dramatic coastal heathlands, button grass plains, bare mountains, ancient Huon pines, giant eucalypts and myrtles and extraordinary horizontal scrub. It is home to rare and endangered birds - like the orange-bellied parrot and the white goshawk - and countless animals such as the eastern pygmy possum. For thirty thousand years, until late in the nineteenth century, the Tarkine was also home to the Tarkiner people - their middens can still be found along the rugged coast. But all this is under threat from human activities which imperil its very existence. Captured by Tasmania's most celebrated photographers, this is the Tarkine rainforest in all its timeless glory. Over a hundred awe-inspiring shots of this truly haunting landscape - from the most delicate and detailed of subjects to sweeping aerial views - each accompanied by brief inspirational passages from leading local writers. Tarkine is a remarkable record of this landscape and a reminder that it is the responsibility of us all to protect this unique place.

A preview of this book can be found here.

Publisher: Allen & Unwin
164 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 32.99
£31.49

Picture of Oceanscapes – One view – Ten years

Publisher's Description
German-born photographer Renate Aller has been photographing the Atlantic Ocean for over a decade from a single point on the fabled Hamptons’ coastline. Her images capture the infinitely shifting colors and textures of the sky and water, and the beauty and grandeur of the ocean, providing a rich document of what has drawn people to this area for generations. The sublime beauty of this view, which Aller directly connects to the great 19th century German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich, is also a metaphor for the landscape of the human emotions. Aller’s viewpoint is static, but the changing weather and light allow for a diverse series of images that open up a vast »visual library« of memories and associations. The book captures the subtle mystery of her larger prints and the original oceanscapes. It includes essays by New York critic Richard B. Woodward and Hamburger Kunsthalle Museum’s head of contemporary art Petra Roettig, as well as a conversation with German art historian Jasmin Seck, who places Aller’s work both in the context of landscape photography and the history of images of the southern shore of Long Island.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
Size: 325 x 254 mm
84 pages, 42 color illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 30.00
Renate Aller

Publisher's Description
German-born photographer Renate Aller has been photographing the Atlantic Ocean for over a decade from a single point on the fabled Hamptons’ coastline. Her images capture the infinitely shifting colors and textures of the sky and water, and the beauty and grandeur of the ocean, providing a rich document of what has drawn people to this area for generations. The sublime beauty of this view, which Aller directly connects to the great 19th century German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich, is also a metaphor for the landscape of the human emotions. Aller’s viewpoint is static, but the changing weather and light allow for a diverse series of images that open up a vast »visual library« of memories and associations. The book captures the subtle mystery of her larger prints and the original oceanscapes. It includes essays by New York critic Richard B. Woodward and Hamburger Kunsthalle Museum’s head of contemporary art Petra Roettig, as well as a conversation with German art historian Jasmin Seck, who places Aller’s work both in the context of landscape photography and the history of images of the southern shore of Long Island.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
Size: 325 x 254 mm
84 pages, 42 color illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 30.00
£27.00

Picture of Sea Etchings
Publisher's Description
This gorgeous, limited edition artist's book by Nicola Dill is a 48-page 'installation' of the artist's elegant and meditative photographs of surf grasses. Unstaged and recorded in-camera, the photographs comprising this series are gestures in patience and time. The individual pieces leave the narrative aspect of photography behind, focusing on constantly changing structures and lines, preserving on film the temporary etchings created by the surf and sandy shores of the Pacific. Nicola Dill's photographs have been widely exhibited and published in the United States and in Germany. 'Sea Etchings', her first monograph, is printed in an oversized format on matt Japanese art paper. This first printing is limited to 500 copies.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 13 x 16'
48 pages, 27 duotone plates

Publisher's Price: £ 50.00
Nicola Dill
Publisher's Description
This gorgeous, limited edition artist's book by Nicola Dill is a 48-page 'installation' of the artist's elegant and meditative photographs of surf grasses. Unstaged and recorded in-camera, the photographs comprising this series are gestures in patience and time. The individual pieces leave the narrative aspect of photography behind, focusing on constantly changing structures and lines, preserving on film the temporary etchings created by the surf and sandy shores of the Pacific. Nicola Dill's photographs have been widely exhibited and published in the United States and in Germany. 'Sea Etchings', her first monograph, is printed in an oversized format on matt Japanese art paper. This first printing is limited to 500 copies.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 13 x 16'
48 pages, 27 duotone plates

Publisher's Price: £ 50.00
£45.00

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