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Through the Eyes of the Condor: An Aerial Vision of Latin America

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Publisher Comments:

Step aboard a private plane for a breathtaking tour of the immense and varied wilderness of Latin America—lush lands and scenic waterways nearly impossible to experience any other way. Your guide to this remarkable vision is Robert B. Haas, award-winning environmentalist and one of the world's foremost artists in aerial photography.

To create this elegant portfolio, Haas covered 14 countries and an astonishing 80 percent of the land mass of Latin America. In magnificent color and exquisite composition, he captures the majesty of the Amazon, the fickleness of rare wildlife in Patagonia, and the incredible topography of untouched lands. Photographs are presented in large double-page panoramas, inviting the viewer to appreciate their abstract qualities and become absorbed in rich details. The aerial perspective gives a generous view of the land below: While large-scale environmental effects may be seen, man's blemishes are mostly diminished when viewed against the vastness of the land. A full-page map highlights countries and specific places photographed.

An introduction by Marie Arana—author of American Chica and Cellophane—prefaces the book. The photographs and commentary are organized thematically: landscapes, humans and their impact, wildlife, abstracts, ancient sites. Poignant essays penned by Haas while living in Latin America expand on themes important to understanding the region: culture, economy, development, tourism, and more.

Synopsis:

A follow-up to the enormously successful "Through the Eyes of the Gods," this gorgeous new volume takes readers soaring above Latin America for a birds-eye view of magical, unreachable lands and exotic wildlife. 120 color photographs.

About the Author

Since 2002, Robert B. Haas has concentrated his artistic endeavors on aerial photography. His latest book, Through the Eyes of the Gods: An Aerial Vision of Africa, was published in more than 24 languages worldwide. He is the author of several other books on Africa and the recipient of a United Nations Environment Programme award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781426201325
Author:
Haas, Robert B
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Introduction by:
Arana, Marie
Introduction:
Arana, Marie
Author:
Haas, Robert B.
Author:
Haas, Robert
Author:
Arana, Marie
Subject:
General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Aerial
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - World/Central America
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - World/South America
Subject:
Aerial photography
Subject:
Landscape photography
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Landscape photography - Latin America
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - General
Subject:
General Photography
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
120 COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
15.50x11.50x1.00 in. 5.66 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Photography » General
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Nature and Landscape
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History and Social Science » Latin America » Picture Books
Travel » General

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"Synopsis" by , A follow-up to the enormously successful "Through the Eyes of the Gods," this gorgeous new volume takes readers soaring above Latin America for a birds-eye view of magical, unreachable lands and exotic wildlife. 120 color photographs.
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