Seven Great Gift Books
‘Tis the season to be giving. And what could be a better gift for an adventure-loving friend than a beautiful photography book that brings the world into their living room? Here are seven sumptuous celebrations in image and in word that will nurture their wanderlust – until they can hit the road again.
Art Wolfe’s stunning new photography book presents a world-roaming collection of profoundly inspiring images of fragile planetary treasures: wild places, wildlife and tribal peoples.
Travels to the Edge: A Photo Odyssey; text and photographs by Art Wolfe; The Mountaineers Books; softcover, 158 pages; $24.95.
Matthieu Ricard’s extraordinary new photography and text book presents a profoundly transporting portrait of the land, culture, and people of this Himalayan kingdom.
Bhutan: The Land of Serenity; text and photographs by Matthieu Ricard; Thames & Hudson; hardcover, 232 pages; $45.
Don Shay presents an extraordinarily impassioned and eloquent evocation of riches revealed and lessons learned in two decades of African adventures.
Endangered Liaisons; text and photography by Don Shay; Alarus Press; hardcover, 320 pages; $60.
Celebrate the bicentenary of Charles Darwin’s birth with this stunning book, a penetrating portrait in word and image of the “enchanted islands” where the biologist’s earthshaking revelations first took root.
Galapagos: The Islands that Changed the World, by Paul D. Stewart; published by Yale University Press; softcover; 240 pages; $29.95.
Informed with an urgent energy, Matthieu Ricard’s new book is as beautiful, haunting, and inspiring as the land and people it celebrates.
Tibet: An Inner Journey; text and photography by Matthieu Ricard; published by Thames & Hudson; hardcover; 232 pages; $45.
This compelling combination of photographs and essays illuminates the familiar from an unfamiliar perspective.
Living Africa; photographs and essays by Steve Bloom; published by Thames & Hudson; hardcover; 336 pages; $75.
This collaborative creation by three extraordinary artists transports readers into the living heart and soul of the sacred Inca ruins.
Machu Picchu; text and photographs by Barry Brukoff, poems by Pablo Neruda, prologue by Isabel Allende; published by Bulfinch Press, a division of Time Warner Book Group; copyright 2000 by Barry Brukoff; hardcover, 128 pages; $40.