This exquisite and inspiring book of landscape photography from National Geographic captures the beauty of nature in all its breathtaking variations. Natural scenery, whether mountain peaks against a crystal blue sky or shimmering expanses of ocean or desert, the exquisite geometry of tide marks on a beach or the perfection of a moss-laden path, affects us deeply, by turns eliciting joy, peace, awe, and a state of grace. Sublime Nature collects images that inspire these emotions, culled from the world's leading photographers. Award-winning photojournalist and conservationist Cristina Mittermeier contextualizes the sentiments captured in the photographs, offering readers a visceral connection to the natural universe. Poetic, inspiring, and filled with breathtaking images, Sublime Nature stunningly captures our special relationship with nature in all its abundant incarnations, and inspires us to reap its life-giving and wondrous gifts and to care about protecting its future.
Photojournalist Cristina Mittermeier has coauthored 20 large-format photography books and several scientific articles on conservation. She is the founder of the prestigious International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP). Among many other awards and recognitions, she has been selected as one of Sony's Artisans of Imagery and was named Nature's Best 2011 Conservation Photographer of the Year. Her images have been exhibited by museums and organizations around the world.
This book does not compare in any way with the fabulous books this series has previously produced. The cover has terrible script that's too flowery and screams KITSCH! And the image itself is bland and uninspiring. The price is too high compared to other publishers who are producing better, more thoughtful designs, with more pages and do not fall back on the same old same old design that virtually every nature book national geographic produces. Very disappointed nothing new here... Just the same design with new words. Cemex books used to be the pinnacle of what a beautifully produced, impeccably researched book SHOULD look like. Just look at their OCEANS book, or 20th Anniversary Books, or even the older MEGADIVERSITY ... Amazing design, gorgeous images and a fabulous layout that's easy to comprehend. Those were the days!. I think CEMEX needs to go back to the way it used to be, beautiful, amazing books thoughtfully produced with effort and skill, and not this mass produced, excuse my term, but pucky that this book is. Also in a side note... My books spine was weak and pages were starting to come out the first month I got it.
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