Colours, Textures and Patterns of the Deep
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|Format:||Hardback, 240 pages|
|Other Information: ||114 colour illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 September 2005|
This spectacular new book of underwater macrophotography by Dos Winkel presents nature's most extreme paint palette - that of the World's coral reefs. The photographs in this book focus on the incredible colours, patterns and textures to be found - but more often missed - on coral reefs. The accompanying text provides fascinating information, accessible to everyone from the seasoned diver or marine biologist to the armchair adventurers among us. In these texts, we are told about the formation of the reefs, the huge variety of organisms that make their life, and often give life to, the reefs, and how crucial the reefs are to the well-being of not only the islands protected by them, but also the World as a whole. Technical information is also provided, detailing the tools and techniques used in capturing the incredible images in the book, and each image is then captioned with its subject (including common and Latin names), size, location and depth. Another World will appeal to a wide range of readers - divers, aquarists, photographers and even textile designers not to mention, of course, anyone interested in nature.
About the Author
Dos Winkel was born in Haarlem, The Netherlands. He and his wife, Bertie have an extraordinary passion for nature. They have travelled to, and photographed every one of the five continents of the world, from the Amazonian rainforest to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Dos' images have been published in dozens of magazines including BBC Wildlife and National Geographic. He has published six books on the marine and natural environment of the Dutch Antilles - where he used to live. Dos and Bertie are also successful documentary makers, receiving many international awards for their work. Foreword by Jean-Michel Cousteau.
"Winkel concentrates on coral reefs around the world and shows a dazzling array of mountans, creveasses and caverns - each of which may be onlt millimetres in size" The British Journal of Photography "A world apart" Outdoor Photography "The text throughout is informative and deeply felt" The Daily Telegraph "...the stunning photos in this glorious book take you closer to the reefs and their inhabitants than you ever dreamed possible... refreshingly stimulating text" BBC Wildlife
|Publisher: ||ACC Books|
|Dimensions: ||30.0 x 29.0 centimeters (2.30 kg)|