This book is full of vivid, beautiful imagery. I gave it as a gift to my parents and they have loved it. It's a great companion to the BBC series, which was broadcast on the discovery channel in the US.
First off, the photographs are beautiful. The paper on which the book is printed is heavy stock and just looks elegant. We put this book on our coffee table and visitors waste no time in picking it up to browse. Great price on an excellent book.