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North America the Beautiful (Journeys Through The World) Hardcover – June 13, 2006


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Product Details

  • Series: Journeys Through The World
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: White Star (June 13, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8854401080
  • ISBN-13: 978-8854401082
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.3 x 11.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,258,927 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Galen Rowell was the recipient of the Ansel Adams Award for his contributions to the art of wilderness photography. His work has been exhibited at major venues nationwide including New York's International Center of Photography, Chicago's Field Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution.

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A wonderful coffee table book.
S. Black
The photographer went out of his way to capture unique moments of the day, capitalising on unusual light conditions to emphasise natural structures and scenery!
Perth artist
The art of capturing nature and landscapes are at its best in this book by Galen Rowell.
Chenmunn Tham

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Brent Leftwich on February 2, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I have been a fan of Galen Rowell's work for years, and I had been anticipating getting a compendium of his North American work for a while. If you want to see some of Rowell's best from a technical standpoint, then by all means grab a copy, but be warned that this is some of the worse image quality I've seen in a photography book published in the last 10 years. Most pictures are overly grainy, there are some major pixel problems where colors blend (particularly in colorful sky shots), and color casts often don't match his originals. With the technology as good as it presently is, this is inexcusable for such an expensive book. Rowell deserved better.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Castelberg Thomas on March 21, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Galen Rowell is one of the very best when it comes to stunning landscape pictures in great moods. This book is full of them and I consider it a must for every fan of the great American landscape. Only sometimes you wish that the two-page-prints originally would have been made with medium or large format cameras. But then you cannot blame Rowell because only small format provides the flexibility that's imperative to capture the most special moods in nature. And no, I don't know Rowell personally, unfortunately.
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By Werner Parthe on June 26, 2014
Format: Hardcover
God created cameras,then God created rowell...How it makes me sad,that he left us with so much photography in him.
To be honest it brings me to tears,just reading about him,and this terrible tragedy.I read all his books non-stop.
This book captures beauty.How I would like to have sat and talked with him.
Regards,werner
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By Mary on January 11, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I love this book! I'm in to landscape photography and this book is some of the best examples out there.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 14, 2003
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If there is any photo book to buy purely for visual pleasure, this is it. The is simply the best deal. A ton of photos, of Galen Rowell quality, minimal but effective text and about North America. It is essentially his life's portfolio of our continent.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 26, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book is packed full of breath-taking scenery with every page, from front cover to back, presenting exquisite photos of North American treasures. It is a picture book filled with eye candy for the nature lover, world traveler, and science enthusiast. I highly recommend this book to inspire your soul, renew your mind, and lift your spirits.
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Galen Rowell, internationally renowned photographer and mountaineer, is the author of such acclaimed books as My Tibet (with His Holiness the Dalai Lama) and Mountains of the Middle Kingdom. His work regularly appears in Life, National Geographic, Outside, and Sports Illustrated.

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