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Africa Hardcover – 1 Jul 2006

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 408 pages
  • Publisher: teNeues Publishing (UK) Ltd (1 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3832791272
  • ISBN-13: 978-3832791278
  • Product Dimensions: 33.7 x 30.5 x 6.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 841,217 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Put simply, this is the most impressive collection of African wildlife photography we have come across. The book itself is enormous, but unlike many other giant photography tomes, the quality of the reproduction has not been compromised. The images are so razor-sharp that you can see the freckles on a lion s nose, count the eyelashes on a ground hornbill, or trace the fingerprint from a chimpanzee s hand, while the landscape shots deposit you right among the dunes and baobabs. An extraordinary book. --Wanderlust magazine, UK Oct 2006

Awesome Africa: if ever a book could take your breath away, this is the one. ...Africa is a hardback coffee table volume that superbly captures the diversity and magnificence of the continent. --Daily Express, UK 26 Aug 2006

This excellent book has to be picked up to be believed... Buy it, because it s packed with tremendous images and they are all used across the double page spread, so they are impressively big... Technically, many of the shots are breath-taking and very inspirational. Well worth buying even with its hefty 70 price tag. --Photography Monthly, UK, Sept 2006

About the Author

Poliza started as a child actor on German TV, then founded several highly successful IT ventures in the US and Germany. His STARSHIP MILLENNIUM VOYAGE, around the world on a 75 ft expedition yacht, was avidly followed by millions via internet. Poliza now focuses mainly on filming and photography, including work for the Discovery Channel. He spends a great deal of time based in Cape Town, and is a pioneer in the use of digital photography for coffee table books.

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What type of person must one be and what kind of character must one have to be prepared to wait hours, days or even weeks for the perfect shot-that ideal photo, the unique wildlife composition? Sitting in a Land Rover, crouching behind bushes, lying in the grass or circling in an airplane, one must focus so on the moment, searching for visual opportunities in each scene and movement, camera constantly present and always at the ready to capture the perfect instant. Read the first page
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Samantha Green on 14 Sept. 2006
Format: Hardcover
As a professional photographer myself I must say that this book is nothing short of amazing. So much detail, so many moments, colours, perspectives... A drooling photographic experience! One truly feels a part of Africa in every sense and a need to experience it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Davies on 5 Feb. 2009
Format: Hardcover
Michael Poliza has clearly lived a number of lives, and most people would love just one of his talents. I'd certainly kill for his photography skills!

This is a huge book (ie. not suitable for many bookshelves), but worth every penny. Each shot is spread across a double page in rich detail on the very highest quality paper.

Both wildlife and landscape are covered exceptionally, from ultra-close ups of the "big five" to sprawling desert or mountainous backdrops, including locations from across the continent - bringing home its extraordinary beauty.

I've dropped a single star because we get no shots of the African people themselves. A minor point, but a Marrakech market scene, a Mozambique fisherman, a Maasai dance, a Pygmy village and a Kalahari San hunt (to think of some uber-generic spectacles!!) would have added icing to a very fine cake!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. HENRY A. TRAILL on 20 Jan. 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent photographic book of Africa with a good collection of close up and panoramic views. Also at an excellent price from Amazon in relation to the shop price (approx 50% of cost).
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