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Wide Angle: National Geographic Greatest Places
 
 
Author
Ferdinand Protzman.
Publisher National Geographic  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 6.75 x 6.25 x 1.25 inches
ISBN 9781426208935
Pages/Publication Date 504/2011
Daedalus Item Code 30268
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Taken from National Geographic's archives, and spanning more than a century, the 250 photographs in this compact coffee table book—many filling two pages—depict the unique geography of a dozen regions around the world in images of grandeur, intimacy, and realism.

"Meditative introductions to each region of the world consider questions such as our stereotypical views of Asia and the ambiguity of evocations of the Middle East, their meaning 'depending largely on what one believes.' But the real attraction is the full-color photos: sometimes mysterious, like Karen Kasmaski's photos of sunflowers with Mount Fuji emerging from the shadows in the background; or playful, like Miguel Luis Fairbanks's woman driving in Australia with a young koala bear on her shoulder. Some are charming, like Steve McCurry's image of women in a field in Yemen, their hats bobbing above the lush clover; and still others present the natural world in an original light, like Anup and Manoj Sha's photo of a herd of zebras in Kenya, op-arty with its zigzags of black and white stripes. Not all the photos evoke pleasant images: the ravages of war in Croatia and the 2003 invasion of Iraq crop up, adding a dose of unhappy realities. Still, dipping anywhere into this volume offers a feast for the eyes and introduction to parts of the world most are unlikely ever to visit."—Publishers Weekly

 
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