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Our Beautiful, Fragile World

The Nature and Environmental Photographs of Peter Essick

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Our Beautiful, Fragile World features a career-spanning look at the images of photojournalist Peter Essick taken while on assignment for National Geographic Magazine. In this book, Essick showcases photographs from the most beautiful natural areas in the world and documents contemporary environmental issues, such as climate change and nuclear waste.

Our Beautiful, Fragile World takes the reader on a journey around the globe, from the beautiful Oulanka National Park near the Arctic Circle in Finland to the Adelie penguin breeding grounds in Antarctica.

Our Beautiful, Fragile World will interest photographers of all skill levels. It carries an important message about conservation, and the photographs provide a compelling look at our environment that will resonate with people of all ages who care about the state of the natural world.

Foreword by Jean-Michel Cousteau.


On Jan 28 Michael Dittman wrote: Teasing Thought From Images
Essick helps explain the collision between the wild and tamed in his book of lush photography and cogent arguments. Full Review  >

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On Jan 16 Naim Qachri wrote: Reading Recommendation:
This book is at the confluent of three kind of books: a bibliography, a photograph book and a testimonial about the ecology and our precious world. Petter Essick traces his career and thoughts through the different pictures made from the coverage that he made for the "National Geographic Magazine". For each picture, the context and the history are explained to the reader, and, for the photography lovers, the technical details are provided at the end of the book. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

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