The Splendor of Birds: Art and Photographs from National Geographic

Art and Photography From National Geographic
National Geographic Society (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 29. Oktober 2018
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 512 Seiten
978-1-4262-1967-2 (ISBN)
An elegant collection featuring artwork and photography from the National Geographic archives illustrates the magnificence of birds.

Nature, bird, and art lovers alike will treasure this sumptuous visual celebration of the colors, forms, and behaviors of the winged wonders who share our world as they have been explored, displayed, and revealed throughout the years by National Geographic. Luminous paintings, revealing photographs, and state-of-the art high-speed and telephoto camera images reveal moments rarely seen and sights invisible to the human eye. From the beloved songbirds outside the kitchen window to the exotic theatrics of courtship dances among birds of paradise, tender moments inside a tern's nest, or the vivid flash of a hummingbird's tongue--details of bird life and colors from the earliest of wildlife photographs and vintage nature illustrations to masterpiece photos by acclaimed National Geographic wildlife photographers such as Chris Johns, Frans Lanting, Joel Sartore, and Tim Laman. Exquisitely produced and expertly curated, this unparalleled collection of images displays as never before the irresistible beauty, grace, and intelligence of our feathered friends.
  • Englisch
  • USA
  • Höhe: 302 mm
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  • Breite: 232 mm
  • 567 gr
978-1-4262-1967-2 (9781426219672)
1426219679 (1426219679)
A former National Geographic staff member, CATHERINE HERBERT HOWELL has written more than a dozen books and contributed to dozens of others, including the landmark first edition of National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, now the best-selling birding guide in North America. She also authored National Geographic's Bird-watcher's Bible and Illustrated Guide to Wildlife. Howell lives in Arlington, Virginia, where she tends the native plants of her certified wildlife habitat and volunteers with the Arlington Regional Master Naturalists.
DR. JONATHAN BAILLIE is Chief Scientist of the National Geographic Society and Senior Vice President of grants, directing funding in the areas of science and exploration. Baillie was the director of conservation programs at the Zoological Society of London, where he was responsible for projects focusing on endangered species and their habitats in more than 50 countries. He is co-chair of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) National Red List Working Group and a visiting professor of zoology at the University of Oxford. A enthusiastic bird lover, Baillie does extensive fieldwork including monitoring rare endemic birds in the Gulf of Guinea.

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