National Geographic Rarely Seen

Author: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426215614
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Collects the work of National Geographic's best photographers, featuring striking images of places, events, natural phenomena, and manmade heirlooms seldom seen by human eyes, including ancient cave art and volcanic lightning.

National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs

Author: Annie Griffiths
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426215789
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National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs takes readers on a spectacular visual journey through some of the most stunning photographs to be found in National Geographic’s famed Image Collection. Award-winning photographer Annie Griffiths culled the images to reflect the many variations on the universal theme of beauty. Chapters are organized around the aesthetic concepts that create beauty in a photograph: Light, Composition, Moment (Gesture and Emotion), Motion, Palette, and Wonder. Beyond the introduction and brief essays about each featured concept, the text is light. The photographs speak for themselves, enhanced by lyrical quotes from scholars and poets. In the chapter on Light, for example, we read these words of whimsical wisdom from songwriter Leonard Cohen: “Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the lights get in.” And then the images flow, of light entering scenes through windows, clouds, and spotlights, from above, alongside, and behind, casting radiance upon young ballerinas and weathered men, into groves of autumn trees and island-dotted seas, revealing everything it touches to be beautiful beyond expectation. To illuminate the theme of Wonder, Griffiths chose a wish from Andre Bazin: “If I had influence with the good fairy...I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.” This thought is juxtaposed with an exquisite vision in white, a frame filled with the snowy-pure dots and rays of a bird’s fan tail. And on it goes, picture after tantalizing picture, alive with wondrous beauty. When she created National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs, Annie Griffiths set two goals: to maximize visual delight, and to create a book unique in the world of publishing—one in which many of the photographs could be purchased as prints. She has succeeded on both counts. Many of these stunning images are available for order, and there can be no doubt as to the visual delight. You must open this book for yourself, and take in its radiant beauty. From the Hardcover edition.

Through The Lens

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780792261643
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For more than 100 years, National Geographic has set the standard for photographic excellence. Celebrating that tradition, this volume collects our most remarkable images in a single extraordinary book that visits every region of the world and even outer space. Some of these photos are world renowned while others have rarely been seen. Some illuminate distant cultures; others reveal the mysteries of nature. Whether you linger over an early pioneering shot or a more recent achievement, you'll find in each photograph a stunning testament to the power that pictures possess to go where words cannot. .

Through The Lens

Author: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426205260
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Features a collection of famous and lesser-known photographs taken throughout the past century.

The Lives Of Lepidopterists

Author: Lee A. Dyer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319204572
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Inchworms, tiger moths, underwings, owlet moths, silkworms,sphinx moths, grass moths, and butterflies. Collectively, these and many others are the Lepidoptera, one of the most diverse groups of animals on the planet. Lepidoptera can be found in the highest tropical canopies,the driest deserts, and at the leading edge of science. The adults include some of the most beautiful insects that have inspired artists and have sailed through the dreams of human cultures for millennia. The immature stages (“caterpillars”), like the underwing depicted on the cover, link together vital processes in diverse terrestrial ecosystems that are only barely documented let alone understood. The people that study these animals are lepidopterists, and the goal of this book is to introduce them with their own words. In twenty chapters, lepidopterists tell their stories, and these tales mirror the diversity of nature in their range and depth. You will find individuals that wrestle with the challenges of scientific careers, stories of far flung travel sand close calls, and historical perspectives on recent decades of scientific break throughs.