50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year

How Wildlife Photography Became Art

Author: Rosamund Kidman Cox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780565093839

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Page: 256

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This collection presents the most memorable and beautiful pictures from 50 years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the world's most prestigious wildlife photography competition. It is a landmark collection that captures the diversity of the natural world and presents the many different ways of seeing and interpreting life on earth.

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Author: Natural History Museum,Rosamund Kidman Cox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780565093518

Category: Animals

Page: 256

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Annotation. This collection presents the most memorable and beautiful pictures from 50 years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the world's most prestigious wildlife photography competition. It is a landmark collection that captures the diversity of the natural world and presents the many different ways of seeing and interpreting life on earth.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio 27

Author: Rosamund Kidman Cox

Publisher: Wildlife Photographer of the Year

ISBN: 9780565094157

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Page: 160

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For more than 50 years, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has championed honest and ethical wildlife photography, while pushing the boundaries of artistic freedom, technical skill, and narrative excellence. This powerful collection of pictures features all the winning photographs from the 2016 competition. The collection represents the work of many international photographers, both professionals and amateurs. The photographs are chosen by an international jury for their artistic merit and originality, from categories that together represent a diversity of natural subjects. The range of styles is also diverse, as is the genre of photography, including action, macro, underwater, landscape, or environmental reportage. Together this outstanding collection is a reminder of the splendor, drama, and variety of life on Earth. Each stunning photograph is accompanied by an extended caption and there is an introduction by one of the world's most respected nature photographers.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio 26

Author: Rosamund Kidman Cox

Publisher: Natural History Museum, London

ISBN: 9780565093952

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Page: 160

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For more than 50 years, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has championed honest and ethical wildlife photography, while pushing the boundaries of artistic freedom, technical skill, and narrative excellence. This powerful collection of pictures features all the winning photographs from the 2015 competition. The collection represents the work of many international photographers, both professionals and amateurs. The photographs are chosen by an international jury for their artistic merit and originality, from categories that together represent a diversity of natural subjects. The range of styles is also diverse, as is the genre of photography, including action, macro, underwater, landscape, or environmental reportage. Together this outstanding collection is a reminder of the splendor, drama, and variety of life on Earth. Each stunning photograph is accompanied by an extended caption and there is an introduction by one of the world's most respected nature photographers.

Windows on Nature

The Great Habitat Dioramas of the American Museum of Natural History

Author: Stephen Christopher Quinn

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 179

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Provides photographic studies of the habitat dioramas of the American Museum of Natural History, giving an inside view of these exhibits, their creation, and the experts and artists who created them.

Concepts of Nature

A Wildlife Photographer's Art

Author: Andy Rouse

Publisher: Argentum Press

ISBN: 9781902538525

Category: Nature

Page: 159

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Presents a collection of wildlife photographs along with information on the techniques used to get the shots.

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Author: Paul Joynson-Hicks & Tom Sullam

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1788700562

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are back and this time they're bigger, better and even more hilarious than before! When the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards announced a contest for the funniest animal photo, they received thousands of entries from photographers the world over. From a harvest mouse on stilts, to a Japanese Macaque taking a dip in a hot spring, the Awards celebrate animals in their natural habitats and with the backing of global conservation charity Born Free, applaud the tireless effort made by some of the most talented wildlife photographers on the planet. Following the runaway success of 2017's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, Award founders Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam return with the best - as well as some never-before-seen - photographs of wildlife ever printed. Penguins going to church; monkeys riding a motorcycle; a wide-eyed, outraged seal - this is a must-have Xmas gift and a toadly perfect book for animal lovers of all stripes.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Unforgettable Behaviour

Author: Rosamund Kidman Cox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780565094119

Category: Animals

Page: 128

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These are the most memorable images of animal behaviour from the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. They have been specially selected for this unique book from the hundred of thousands of images received over the last 50 years. From a flamingo courtship dance to Amazon river dolphins playing water polo, the images show extraordinary, surprising and often deeply moving acts of animal behaviour. Each photograph is accompanied by a short story describing how the picture came to be taken and its importance both photographically and as a record of an unforgettable moment. The collection gives us a glimpse into an often hidden world of love, death, survival and joy, and many of these award-winning images have inspired photographers and others to better understand the lives of our fellow animals. Capturing animal behaviour as it has rarely been seen before, this beautiful book is a must-have for photographers and all those with a passion for animals.

The Masters of Nature Photography

Author: Rosamund Kidman Cox

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781770852594

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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"This collection presents the very best of nature photography, featuring the work of ten of the world's foremost photographers. From the evocative artistry of Jim Brandenburg and Vincent Munier to the pioneering underwater photography of David Doubilet and Paul Nicklen, these influential artists display many different ways of seeing the natural world"--P. [2] of cover.

The Feather Thief

Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

Author: Kirk Wallace Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101981628

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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“Fascinating from the first page to the last—you won’t be able to put it down.” —Southern Living A rollicking true-crime adventure and a thought-provoking exploration of the human drive to possess natural beauty for readers of The Stranger in the Woods, The Lost City of Z, and The Orchid Thief. On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London's Royal Academy of Music, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History. Home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world, the Tring museum was full of rare bird specimens whose gorgeous feathers were worth staggering amounts of money to the men who shared Edwin's obsession: the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying. Once inside the museum, the champion fly-tier grabbed hundreds of bird skins—some collected 150 years earlier by a contemporary of Darwin's, Alfred Russel Wallace, who'd risked everything to gather them—and escaped into the darkness. Two years later, Kirk Wallace Johnson was waist high in a river in northern New Mexico when his fly-fishing guide told him about the heist. He was soon consumed by the strange case of the feather thief. What would possess a person to steal dead birds? Had Edwin paid the price for his crime? What became of the missing skins? In his search for answers, Johnson was catapulted into a years-long, worldwide investigation. The gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man's relentless pursuit of justice, The Feather Thief is also a fascinating exploration of obsession, and man's destructive instinct to harvest the beauty of nature.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

50 Years

Author: Rosamund Kidman Cox

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781770854628

Category: Photography

Page: 252

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This book showcases the work of 50 years of the BBC's photographic competition, and hundreds of award winners. The exhibition, based at London's Natural History Museum, travels the world and features the work of: Frans Lanting, Jim Brandenburg, David Doubilet, Art Wolfe, Tom Mangelson, Brian Skerry, Paul Nicklen, Anup Shah, and many others.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio 25

Author: Rosamund Kidman Cox

Publisher: Natural History Museum, London

ISBN: 9780565093778

Category:

Page: 160

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A powerful collection of nature photography features all the winning pictures from the prestigious yearly competition For more than 50 years, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has championed honest and ethical wildlife photography, while pushing the boundaries of artistic freedom, technical skill, and narrative excellence. This powerful collection of pictures features all the winning photographs from the 2015 competition. The collections represents the work of many international photographers, both professionals and amateurs. The photographs are chosen by an international jury for their artistic merit and originality, from categories that together represent a diversity of natural subjects. The range of styles is also diverse, as is the genre of photography, including action, macro, underwater, landscape, or environmental reportage. Together this outstanding collection is a reminder of the splendor, drama and variety of life on Earth. Each stunning photograph is accompanied by an extended caption and there is an introduction by one of the world's most respected nature photographers.

What the Robin Knows

How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World

Author: Jon Young

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547451253

Category: Nature

Page: 241

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Shares strategies for expanding one's awareness of bird communication and maintaining a non-threatening presence in natural environments, explaining the sounds and behaviors that reflect various bird warnings, feelings and messages. 35,000 first printing.

Wonderful Life

The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

Author: Stephen Jay Gould

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099273454

Category: Burgess Shale (B.C.)

Page: 347

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"A masterpiece of analysis and imagination... It centres on a sensantional discovery in the field of palaeontology - the existence, in the Burgess Shale...of 530-million-year-old fossils unique in age, preservation and diversity...With skill and passion, Gould takes this mute collection of fossils and makes them speak to us. The result challenges some of our most cherished self-perceptions and urges a fundamental re-assessment of our place in the history of life on earth" MICHAEL STEWART, "SUNDAY TIMES' "Gould shows again that he is unique among evolutionists in the subtlety and depth of his thinking about the history of life" R.C. LEWONTIN, "NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS" "He weaves together three extraordinary themes - one palaeontological, one human, one theoretical and historical - as he discusses the discovery of the Burgess Shale, with its amazing, wonderfully preserved fossils - a time-capsule of the early Cambrian seas" OLIVER SACKS, "MAIL ON SUNDAY"

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Author: E.L. Konigsburg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442431263

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved classic From the Mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run from somewhere, she wants to run to somewhere -- to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and, preferably, elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing that her younger brother Jamie has money and thus can help her with a serious cash-flow problem, she invites him along. Once settled into the museum, Claudia and Jamie find themselves caught up in the mystery of an angel statue that the museum purchased at auction for a bargain price of $225. The statue is possibly an early work of the Renaissance master, Michelangelo, and therefore worth millions. Is it? Or isn't it? Claudia is determined to find out. Her quest leads her to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue, and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Unforgettable Underwater Photography

Author: Rosamund Kidman Cox

Publisher: Natural History Museum, London

ISBN: 9780565094560

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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"These are the most memorable underwater images from the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. They have been specially selected for this unique book from the hundred of thousands of images received over the last 50 years. The collection gives us a glimpse into an often unseen world containing many strange and beguiling creatures. Each image is accompanied by a story from the photographer, explaining what the image means to them and how they were able to capture it. This portfolio reveals a spectacular panoply of life, which is as diverse and colourful as anything found on land“--Provided by publisher.

Emperor

The Perfect Penguin

Author: Sue Flood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781851499021

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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* This stunning anthology of wildlife photographs captures emperor penguins in their natural habitat in the Antarctic* Incredible pictures reveal both the harshness of the environment and the day-to-day life of the colony* Narrates the penguins' long journey across the sea ice and the immense effort it takes for human photographers to follow them* Foreword by Michael Palin, who accompanied the author on one of her Antarctic expeditions"Sue Flood is one of the elite wildlife photographers working today. Just turn over a few pages of this breath-taking book and you will see what I mean." - Michael PalinEmperor: The Perfect Penguin is a celebration of one of the world's most charismatic creatures. In temperatures that can reach -50°C with 150km/h winds, the emperor penguins' ability to survive and thrive is nothing short of astounding. Over the past nine years, award-winning photographer Sue Flood has journeyed to remote Antarctic penguin colonies to capture the birds in their native home. Sue Flood's respect for her subjects emanates from every page. From the poignant sight of an egg abandoned on the sea ice, to majestic shots of emperor penguins returning from the sea and heart-warming photos of chicks clustering together for warmth, every shot explores a new angle of life in this remote and ice-crusted world. As well as following the difficult journey of the penguins across the sea ice, Emperor: The Perfect Penguin narrates the hardships that must be endured to catch the perfect photograph. Sue's behind-the-scenes experiences prove that it is only with patience, endurance, and several thermal layers that one can capture magical moments on Earth's most inhospitable continent.

Inside the White Cube

The Ideology of the Gallery Space

Author: Brian O'Doherty

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520220409

Category: Art

Page: 113

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"O'Doherty was the first to explicitly confront a particular crisis in postwar art as he sought to examine the assumptions on which the modern commercial and museum gallery were based. Concerned with the complex and sophisticated relationship between economics, social context, and aesthetics as represented in the contested space of the art gallery, he raises the question of how artists must construe their work in relation to the gallery space and system."--BOOK JACKET.

The Splendor of Birds

Art and Photographs from National Geographic

Author: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.

Publisher: National Geographic

ISBN: 1426219679

Category:

Page: 512

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An elegant collection of the best artwork and photography from the National Geographic archives depicting the magnificence of birds. Bird, nature, 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. The book moves chronologically so readers witness the tremendous growth in our knowledge of birds over the last 130 years, as well as the new frontiers in technology and observation--from luminous vintage paintings and classic black and white photographs to state-of-the art high-speed and telephoto camera shots that reveal moments rarely seen and sights invisible to the human eye. The wide diversity of pictures captures beloved songbirds outside the kitchen window, theatrical courtship dance of birds of paradise, tender moments inside a tern's nest, or the vivid flash of a hummingbird's flight. Readers will delight in seeing iconic species from around the world through the eyes of acclaimed National Geographic wildlife photographers such as Chris Johns, Frans Lanting, Joel Sartore, and Tim Laman and reading excerpted passages from Arthur A. Allen, Roger Tory Peterson, Douglas Chadwick, Jane Goodall, and other great explorers. Exquisitely produced and expertly curated, this visual treasury displays as never before the irresistible beauty, grace, and intelligence of our feathered friends.