First edition, first printing, 2007. Fine cloth-bound hardcover with light rubbing at the extremities in a Near Fine dust jacket with a touch of wear in a couple of small places at the edges. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, BOXED. Photographs and artist's statement by Edward Burtynsky; essays by Michael Mitchell. 176 pages with two gatefolds; 80 full-page color plates; 15 x 11.5 inches. Biography, exhibition history, bibliography. After some 25 years of exploring the impact of industry on our planet, Burtynsky has accumulated a substantial body of work documenting the world's major quarries--in Canada, Italy, China, Spain, Portugal, India and America. Quarries are a crucial source for the buildings we construct, and as such, a negative correlative of what we add to the world--as well as a tangible (and neglected) evidence for our ongoing dependence on its resources. Somewhere a building is being created while a landscape is being destroyed. His images of these plundered landscapes are simultaneously beautiful and disquieting. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.