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Big Sur and Beyond: The Legacy of the Big Sur Land Trust
Synopses & Reviews
Take a photographic journey through one of America's most celebrated landscapes. This book showcases the natural beauty of a place called "the greatest meeting of land and water in the world."
This lavishly illustrated book takes readers on a photographic journey through the 88 miles of one of America's most celebrated landscapes: Big Sur on the California coast. Foreword by Clint Eatwood, Leon Panetta, Robert Redford, and Ted Turner. 100 color photos.
About the Author
Douglas Steakley is a professional photographer who has spent many years exploring California's coastline. He has authored two other books featuring images of California: "Pacific Light" and "Big Sur and Beyond". He photographs for a number of land conservation groups, including The Nature Conservancy and the Big Sur Land Trust, and he recently received the Ansel Adams Award from the Sierra Club for his conservation photography. He lives in Carmel Valley, California.
Quincy Delight Jones, Jr., known to his friends as "Q," is the most prolific individual music producer and creative force in American popular culture. He is the visionary behind Thriller and Michael Jackson's solo career, the compositional master of more than 33 film scores, the patron producer of Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith, the founder and CEO of Qwest Records and Broadcasting, a platinum selling musician, and the all time Grammy nominee. As a paragon humanitarian he was the major supporter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Operation Breadbasket, a founding member of the Institute for Black American Music and the Black Arts Festival, and is creator of the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation, which works to build homes in Africa and educate children in global conflict zones. Jones currently resides in Los Angeles and at the age of 74 works tirelessly as a versatile performer, producer, philanthropist, and impresario. Quincy Jones' talents are legendary, his compassion universal, and his life too much for words.
Preface by Maya Angelou
Foreword by Clint Eastwood
Introduction by Bono
Jean-Michel Cousteau is president of Ocean Futures Society, which is dedicated to communicating with the public on critical marine issues and helping to activate action partnerships amongst decision makers.
In addition to his work as an actor, director, and producer, Robert Redford has been a noted environmentalist since the early 1970s. His advocacy has covered a wide spectrum of environmental and conservation issues including involvement in the passage of many landmark pieces of environmental legislation, and the preservation of those protections in ensuing years. He has been a trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council for twenty-six years.
Vicki Goldberg is one of the country's leading photography critics. She is the author of "The Power of Photography: How Photography Changed Our Lives" and "Margaret Bourke-White: A Biography." She writes frequently for the "New York Times" and "Vanity Fair."
Sue Hostetler has traveled the world as a social documentary photographer capturing civil unrest and the delivery of medical aid to wartorn areas such as Rwanda, Chechnya, Azerbaijan, Guatemala, and Cuba. She now works as a photo editor. As well as conceiving and compiling "Oceans," Sue orchestrated the benefit auctions in New York and San Francisco, which will support the NRDC, and that accompany the release of the book. She lives in New York City.
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