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In Focus: October 2011


The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott: Unseen Images From the Legendary Antarctic Expedition by David M. Wilson (Little, Brown, 2011; ISBN: 978-0-316-17850-1). For the first time, Scott’s final photographs are collected in this special volume. Polar panoramas, geographical and geological formations, and action photographs of the explorers and their animals are shown in this iconic series of images.

Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees by Nancy Ross Hugo and Robert Llewellyn (Timber Press, 2011; ISBN: 978-1-60469-219-8). Each image in the book is comprised of more than 50 exposures taken at different focal points from a suspended, motorized camera. The exposures are then stitched together through microscopic software. The resulting images are full of detail.

Hidden Napa Valley by Wes Walker (Welcome Books, 2010; ISBN: 978-1-59962-080-0). A thorough portrait of California’s beloved wine country is captured in the pages of this book. From its stunning landscape to its culture and food, these images show the valley throughout the seasons. The photographs are accompanied by quotations from great writers and personalities, including Ernest Hemingway and Galileo.

Stay Cool: A Polar Bear’s Guide to Life by Jonathan Chester and Patrick Regan (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2010; ISBN: 978-0-7407-9137-6). Chester, an award-winning polar photographer, and Regan explore life lessons according to the polar bear. This heartwarming book illustrates that these wild creatures have something useful to teach us all.

Predators of North America by Dave Taylor (Boston Mills Press, 2009; ISBN: 978-1-55046-520-4). The renowned wildlife photographer showcases 300 images of North American predators in their natural habitats. Taylor offers interesting notes on each animal, including behavior, the role it plays in its ecosystem and how to observe.

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