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2004 Holiday Book Guide

OP's annual selection of books to inform and inspire every photographer

At the Pulse of Life: About Nature and Photography by Fritz Polking (Kilda-Verlag, 2004; ISBN: 3-88949-201-0). Short anecdotes and commentary about capturing nature on film accompany a wide variety of wildlife photography. The book features text in both English and German.

The Eagle Lady by Cary Anderson (Eagle Eye Pictures, 2003; ISBN: 0-9743525-0-0). This book pays tribute to Jean Keene, famous for her enormous gathering of eagles in Alaska and her fascinating life among them.

In the Company of Moose by Victor Van Ballenberghe (Stackpole Books, 2004; ISBN: 0-8117-0102-6). Inside you'll find images, insights and intimate stories culled from this wildlife biologist's more than 35 years of steadfast study of wild moose.

Lost in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy by Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick (Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick, 2004; ISBN: 0-9671748-8-0). Beautiful wildlife photography illustrates this enchanting children's tale about a young fawn lost in the woods.

On Ancient Wings: The Sandhill Cranes of North America by Michael Forsberg (Michael Forsberg, 2004; ISBN: 0-9754964-0-9). Discover the elegance of sandhill cranes, their behaviors and habitats through the photographs and research of a devoted enthusiast and wildlife photographer.

Wild Horses of the Dunes by Rich Pomerantz (Courage Books, 2004; ISBN: 0-7624-1775-7). Chronicling a year in the life of the majestic horses of Assateague Island, between Maryland and Virginia, 100 full-color photographs capture the magic and beauty of these wild creatures.

Wolves of the World: Natural History and Conservation by Todd K. Fuller (Voyageur Press, 2004; ISBN: 0-89658-640-5). This comprehensive portrait of wolves is superbly illustrated and focuses on wolf biology, communication, social behavior and the importance of conserving this often misrepresented creature.


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