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Hot New Book Releases in Nature & Wildlife Photography

A selection of ten new and notable releases in the Nature and Wildlife Photography category.
Then after the books, enjoy the gorgeous natural world landscape art prints...

Mountain Light: In Search of the Dynamic Landscape
By Galen Rowell
The photographs are arranged in eight exhibits according to the many qualities of light found in mountain environments. Rowell also shares the stories that went into their creation—what he was after and how he achieved it, from preparation and "previsualizing" to the physical challenges of being in the right place at exactly the right time.

The Sacred Headwaters: The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena, and Nass
By Wade Davis
In the rugged northern Rocky Mountains lies a spectacularly beautiful valley, known to the Native peoples as the Sacred Headwaters. There, on the edge of the Spatsizi Wilderness, the Serengeti of North America, three of the continent's most important salmon rivers—the Stikine, the Skeena, and the Nass—are born. Now, a…

The Beautiful Art of British Naturalist Arthur G. Butler

Arthur Gardiner Butler (born 27 June 1844 in Beckenham, Kent - died 28 May 1925 in Beckenham, Kent) was an English entomologist, arachnologist and ornithologist. He worked at the British Museum working on the taxonomy of birds, insects, and spiders. (Source: Wikipedia)

Sydney Waxbill, Australian Fire-FinchArthur G. ButlerBuy From

Virginian CardinalArthur G. ButlerBuy From

Superb Tanager, Paradise TanagerArthur G. ButlerBuy From

Red-Crested CardinalArthur G. ButlerBuy From

Red-Faced Finch, Crimson-Winged FinchArthur G. ButlerBuy From

Nonpareil BuntingArthur G. ButlerBuy From

Paradise WhydahArthur G. ButlerBuy From

Cordon BleuArthur G. ButlerBuy From

Review of ALL ABOUT BIRDS: A Short Illustrated History of Ornithology

All about Birds: A Short Illustrated History of Ornithology
By Valérie Chansigaud

I found the following quotation on the copyright page of this book:

We do not completely know a science until we understand its history--Auguste Comte

So if you are a birding enthusiast and would like to advance your knowledge of the history of ornithology, this book from Princeton University Press is the one for you to have in your library. It is exceptionally well structured for learning about the specific things that interest you, and has an abundance of wonderful illustrations that will promote your enjoyment of this book. Quite frankly, you cannot Google the text of a print edition book, and as such, in our "time challenged" world, having a structure that allows for easy access to information is indispensable. I will describe this utility in the text that follows.

We begin with the Table of Contents. Already you can see some of the wonderful illustrations that proliferate in this book. The …