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.

Life in Color

National Geographic Photographs

Author: Annie Griffiths

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426214510

Category: Photography

Page: 503

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A lavishly illustrated volume, arranged by color in a rainbow of beauty, presents short, inspiring essays that explore the qualities, meaning and symbolism of each color, giving readers a new way to look at color in the world around them.

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.

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Author: Paul Joynson-Hicks & Tom Sullam,Tom Sullam

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1911600931

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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When the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards announced a contest for the funniest animal photo, they received entries from all over the world. Now authors and the original Award founders Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam showcase the best of the best - as well as some never before seen - to present the most joyful photographs of wildlife ever printed. A pelican losing its lunch; a three-headed giraffe; a meerkat having a rough day... this is the must-have book that is perfect for animal lovers of all stripes!

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.

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.

Wild and Crazy

Photos from the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Author: Paul Joynson-Hicks

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501174134

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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When the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards announced a contest for the funniest animal photo, they received entries from all over the world. Now authors and original award founders Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam showcase the best of the best as well as some never before seen to present the most joyful photographs of wildlife ever printed.

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 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.

Natural Histories

Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library

Author: Tom Baione

Publisher: Sterling Signature

ISBN: 9781454912149

Category: Art

Page: 163

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Providing readers with a rare glimpse into one of the largest natural-science libraries in the Western Hemisphere, this fascinating collection of 40 essays from the American Museum of Natural History's top experts discuss the library's seldom-seen, fully illustrated scientific works.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Portfolio twenty

Author: Rosamund Kidman Cox

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781600599903

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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Presents the best and most notable images from the 2010 Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

Author: Stephen Jay Gould

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393245209

Category: Science

Page: 352

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"[An] extraordinary book. . . . Mr. Gould is an exceptional combination of scientist and science writer. . . . He is thus exceptionally well placed to tell these stories, and he tells them with fervor and intelligence."—James Gleick, New York Times Book Review High in the Canadian Rockies is a small limestone quarry formed 530 million years ago called the Burgess Shale. It hold the remains of an ancient sea where dozens of strange creatures lived—a forgotten corner of evolution preserved in awesome detail. In this book Stephen Jay Gould explores what the Burgess Shale tells us about evolution and the nature of history.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Highlights

Author: Rosamund Kidman Cox

Publisher: Wildlife Photographer of the Y

ISBN: 9780565094294

Category: Photography

Page: 96

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The photographs collected here include each of the category winners and encompass all aspects of wildlife and environmental photography, from underwater to urban wildlife. Twenty-five striking images from the competition's special People's Choice vote are also included. 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. Each stunning photograph is accompanied by an extended caption, and there is an introduction by one of the world's most respected nature photographers.

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 Hidden Brain

How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives

Author: Shankar Vedantam

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 9781588369390

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.

Wild Encounters

Iconic Photographs of the World's Vanishing Animals and Cultures

Author: David Yarrow

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847858323

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Page: 336

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From big cats to elephants and indigenous communities, Wild Encounters is a must-have for nature lovers, conservationists, and anyone who is inspired by all that remains wild. David Yarrow travels from pole to pole and continent to continent to visit frozen Arctic tundras, vast African deserts, primordial rain forests, and remote villages, inviting us to truly connect with subjects we mistakenly think we have seen before. Yarrow takes the familiar--lions, elephants, tigers, polar bears--and makes it new again by creating iconic images that deliberately connect with us at a highly emotional level. For more than two decades, this legendary wildlife photographer has been putting himself in harm's way to capture the most unbelievable close-up animal photography, amassing an incomparable photographic portfolio, spanning six continents. Driven by a passion for sharing and preserving Earth's last great wild cultures and species, Yarrow is as much a conservationist as a photographer and artist. His work has transcended wildlife photography and is now collected and shown as fine art in some of the most famed galleries around the world. Featuring 160 of his most breathtaking photographs, Wild Encounters offers a truly intimate view of some of the world's most compelling--and threatened--species and captures the splendor and very soul of what remains wild and free in our world through portraits that feel close enough to touch.

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.