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Through the Lens

Through the Lens 2

"National Geographic"'s Greatest Photographs

by National Geographic

Hardback Publication Date: 01/12/2009

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For more than 100 years, National Geographic has set the standard for nature, culture, and wildlife photography. In Through the Lens, 250 spectacular images some famous, others rarely seen are gathered in one lavish, newly formatted volume. Through the Lens is divided into geographical regions with a special section devoted to space exploration. Each geographical section features an outstanding array of photographs that exemplifies the area s unique people, wildlife, archaeology, culture, architecture, and environment, accompanied by brief but informative captions. From Barry Bishop s heroic Mount Everest climb in the 1950s to the glorious wildlife of Asia and Africa, from ancient Maya culture to the Afghan woman found 17 years after her piercing green eyes captivated the world, these are some of the finest and most important photographs ever taken. Featuring master photographers from the late 1800s to today, including Frans Lanting, David Doubilet, David Alan Harvey, Jodi Cobb, William Albert Allard, Nick Nichols, and Annie Griffiths Belt, Through the Lens is an extraordinary photographic celebration of some of the greatest the world has to offer.
ISBN:
9781426205262
Category:
Photographs: collections
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-12-2009
Language:
English
Series:
"National Geographic" Collectors Series
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
504
Dimensions (mm):
152x165x32mm
Weight:
0.85kg
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National Geographic is a renowned authority in cartographic excellence. For 119 years the Society's maps have helped spread geographic knowledge around the globe.

A vast database allows National Geographic to combine the latest data gained by space-age technology with innovative digital mapping techniques to create state-of-the-art political, physical, and thematic maps.

The Society's meticulous research and attention to detail have established a standard of achievement that is unparalleled.

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  • Great images let done by quality

    by on

    The book contains some great images and well known ones too. However they are let done by the quality of the publication. The images have been cropped to fit the size format and also the print quality is quite grainy in some images (I'm fairly certain this is not due to high iso).

    However for $15 you can't expect a top quality book.