The Living Forest: A Visual Journey Into the Heart of the Woods
This celebration of forests’ many layers of beauty is a gift for the senses, intellect, and emotions.
David George Haskell, author of The Songs of Trees and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Forest Unseen
A spectacular journey deep into the heart of the forest.
From the leaves and branches of the canopy to the roots and soil of the understory, the forest is a complex, interconnected ecosystem filled with plants, birds, mammals, insects, and fungi. Some of it is easily discovered, but many parts remain difficult or impossible for the human eye to see. Until now.
The Living Forest is a visual journey that immerses you deep into the woods. The wide-ranging photography by Robert Llewellyn celebrates the small and the large, the living and the dead, and the seen and the unseen. You’ll discover close-up images of owls, hawks, and turtles; aerial photographs that show herons in flight; and time-lapse imagery that reveals the slow change of leaves. In an ideal blend of art and scholarship, the 300 awe-inspiring photographs are supported by lyrical essays from Joan Maloof detailing the science behind the wonder.
- Format: Hardcover
- Pages: 266 pp.
- Book dimensions: 11 x 11 in. (280 x 280 mm.)
- Images: 201 color photos
- ISBN-10: 1604697121
- ISBN-13: 9781604697124
- Product code: 689712
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"By immersing readers in the serene, dreamlike world of the forest ecosystem, The Living Forest is sure to make future strolls through the woods a much richer experience."
"This book is a beautiful journey through ancient woods that make up only 1% of our eastern forests.…explains why they’re different and why they matter."
"Arresting photographs combine with musings about the web of life in deciduous forests in this coffee-table book.…A beautiful view of woodlands through the seasons."
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