Rainforestby Published 21 Aug 2006
Thomas Marent, a self-taught photographer who has dedicated half his life to capturing images of rainforest life, tells the story of his journey through these spectacular photographs. Join him as he travels 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.
One does not necessarily "read" this book, though it does have informative little snippets here and there, more so one dabbles through it. I wanted to throw it in here because it is one of my favorite pieces of eye candy; it is my go-to book on late nights with friends or inspiration for my next art piece or something to just generally put me in a good mood. The photos never cease to amaze me and the story in the front about the great lengths the author & photographer went to to even get the photos is mind blowing. Browse this book next time you're at the bookshop. I promise it will not disappoint!
My nieces and I looked through this book and they loved all the bright big pictures of the different frogs, mushrooms, and animals. They didn't like all the spider pictures though. Super cool.
This book offers the best visual rainforest safari one can get, a safari enjoyed at the comfort of a living room! I've seen some other rainforest books and i can safely say that this one by far, when it comes to a visual experience and some accompanying information, the best on offer. Thomas Marent's eye for the beautiful diversity of rainforests is unmatched! This book offers a photographic journey into the most important rainforests in the world, including the many types of a rainforest. The book is not divided by each included rainforest location, Instead, it tackles the many qualities shared by the many types of rainforests (such as diversity, survival...etc) by a beautiful collection of photographs taken by Marent from 1990 to 2006. This book is dream come true for all lovers of nature and photographers alike! One of those rare books that should not be missed.
This book is a beautiful display of photography.
Yes, there is writing inside, explaining each photo, and even snippets written here and there describing the journey it took to get some of these shots.
For me though, this book was all about the photos.
With that said, I was somewhat disappointed in the ones that took both pages. I found the photo got lost in the binding at times, and the ones that were a single page were more vivid and complete.
A great picture book still. One I think photographers would enjoy.