Title: rainforest - Author/Photographer: Thomas Marent

Publisher: DK (Dorling Kindersley) ISBN: 0756619408 Published: 2006

Review Summary: "rainforest" by Thomas Marent is a revelation - and a celebration - of life on Earth in the vast rainforests of the world: the remaining 'wilderness of nature' stands as stark contrast to the way human life has organized itself. For one thing, it's green. It's green and yellow and blue and lavendar and copper and indigo and scarlet and milky white.

on Earth. as well as a call to action. Master nature photographer Thomas Marent's images are, at once, both startling and breathtaking. Marent's photographs across five continents are arranged thematically into five sections, exploring the ways in which different life forms co-exist. Together they give us rare glimpses into the vital - and the magnificent - parts of our planet that are in danger of disappearing.

Review Summary: "rainforest" by Thomas Marent is a revelation - and celebration - of life on planet Earth. The author's intential lower-case type for the title is a bit misleading: it would be hard to imagine a more wondrous collection of photographs of the natural world that evokes a sense of wonder and illumination. It's primal, yet vital state.. ''rainforest' is also a call to action (more on that later). Master nature photographer Thomas Marent's images are, at once, both startling and breathtaking. Marent's photographs across five continents are arranged thematically into five sections, exploring the ways in which different life forms co-exist. Together they give us rare glimpses into the vital - and the magnificent - parts of our planet that are in danger of disappearing.

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FROM THE PUBLISHER: For 16 years photographer Thomas Marent has devoted his life and art to the rainforest - our planet's most diverse and exotic habitat. This is his testament - an intimate collection of more than 500 breathtaking animal and plant portraits, and the fascinating stories behind them. Incredibly, more is known about our universe than the millions of plant and animal species that teem inside these great hothouses of life. Rainforests are the most complex, productive, dynamic and diverse places on Earth. Travel across five continents for an up-close view of the astonishing variety and fascinating behavior of rainforest plants and trees, reptiles, birds, amphibians, insects and mammals. Rainforest takes you inside this mysterious realm, with breathtaking photographs and absorbing personal insight. Published in association with the Rainforest Foundation, who receive a donation for every copy sold.
"rainforest" by Thomas Marent

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