The book takes the reader from the time National Geographic's first editor and president began collecting pictures, until today, with important photography still being created as energetically as ever.
Two thoughtful essays introduce the book, giving varying perspectives on the pictures. Then the book is divided into f... read more
With more than 400 photos, this beautiful book celebrates the 60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Everest and chronicles the history of exploration of the world's highest peak. This magnificent volume celebrates the 60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of the world's highest mountain, and it chronic... read more
|Author:||Leni Riefenstahl / Angelika Taschen|
When she was in her early sixties, Leni Riefenstahl began traveling frequently to the African continent, where she has worked on various film and photography projects over the last half century. Her favorite destination was in Sudan, where she lived with and photographed the Nuba tribespeople, learning their language and beco... read more
"The Earth from the Air" is the bestselling and most popular book of aerial photography ever published. The result of a five-year airborne odyssey across five continents and sixty countries, this special 10th anniversary edition features an updated text and over 100 breathtaking new photographs. From a heart-shaped mangrove f... read more
Visions of Paradise is a panoply of experiences from the most peripatetic photographers on Earth - the photographers of "National Geographic Magazine". After all the stories and all the journeys, each man and each woman shares with us the place he or she found to be Heaven on Earth. The pictures come from all seven continents... read more
This work provides an unparalleled view of our planet. See the world in more detail than ever before. View the latest spectacular satellite images of the Earth's surface and explore a detailed map at the same scale without turning the page. Discover the Earth in its entirety, from its impressive physical characteristics inclu... read more
Organized by geographical region and then broken down by state, Discover America features over 3,000 comprehensive place entries detailing America's major towns, quaint villages, and national parks. 1,200+ full-color photos.
The first photographic tour of the surface of another planet has now been accomplished. Those who thrilled to the lunar beauty of Full Moon and the IMAX smash Roving Mars will marvel at this awesome, vivid, beautiful portrait of what it is like to take a stroll on Mars. The most fantastic of all journeys ? the Spirit and... read more
A stunning portrayal of Africa in its many and varied guises, this lavish book beautifully encapsulates this mysterious and untamed continent. The immense natural, cultural, and historical wealth of North, West, East and Southern Africa are celebrated in images that are illuminated by concise, informative text. Along with sup... read more
A breathtaking journey, taking in the most incredible natural wonders of the world, 1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die is the definitive guide to the stunning features of nature. Some places are in the remote wilderness, others just a bus ride from town, but whatever they are and wherever they are, they are sure... read more
|Series:||The Most Beautiful...|
Clusters of white cottages huddled between hills of an unbelievably rich green, villages of a single street, dazzling in their array of colour washes and picturesque shop-fronts such are the villages of Ireland, which to this day are living, working communities. The most beautiful of these villages are captured here in Christ... read more
Explore the desert world and discover the beauty that can be found there!
Here's an affectionate look at the accessory beloved by so many women. More than 60 full-color photographs of purses both vintage and contemporary -- from Louis Vuitton classics to sparkling evening bags -- are accompanied by observations from dozens of women on what their pocketbooks mean to them. Handbags celebrates the sig... read more
|Author:||Jean-Loic Le Quellec & Tiziana Baldizzone|
Sahara. The name itself evokes a horizon of shifting dunes, a rich palette of reds and browns as diverse as the blues of the ocean. The civilizations scattered in this unforgiving landscape seem huddled against the overwhelming power of the elements, yet seen up close the architecture of these desert places is very complex, c... read more
Beatrice Haverich believes that "trees embody life. They show us the seasons in a city landscape, and they provide us with wood, food and shelter. Their silence demands our respect."Her subjects, for whom she has the utmost sympathy, are survivors, stalwarts: for example, the Yew trees in Kingsley Vale, UK, are 4,000 years ol... read more
This guide takes the enthusiast through the history of the chandelier, from its first candle-lit forms to the magnificent central light fittings manufactured today - from innovative designs in Italy to classical crystal masterpieces in America.
Matthieu Ricard has lived in Nepal for over thirty years. During this time he has forged close ties with some of Buddhism's greatest spiritual masters, from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, for whom he is the official French interpreter. His experiences are recorded here in about 200 sublime colour phot... read more
The safety of the countless people depends on lighthouses. These sentinels from California to British Columbia are pictured and discussed historically in great detail by author Jim Gibbs. Dramatic vintage and color photos of stark coastal landscapes and many unavoidable shipwrecks are presented as part of the lighthouse story... read more
|Author:||Plantagenet Somerset Fry|
Britain and Ireland are home to hundreds of castles, some still lived in, some reduced to little more than lumps and bumps in the landscape. Many of them have been the scene of great historical events - negotiations, battles, sieges, executions, kidnappings and betrayals, and all have often bloody and grim stories to tell. To... read more