JOÃO Miguel Pissarra Coelho GIL has since young been interested in photography, through reading and practice. His work has been recognised in several international and national contests, exhibitions, his signed and numbered photographs, and the photography workshops he offers. He mostly photographs landscapes, peoples and cultures. After 10 years in another profession, he founded Alma Lux Photographia in 2007, as a professional photographer. _His passion for photography is linked to that of being in the mountains, travelling and making contact with other cultures. He has visited several mountains and natural parks in Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom, United States, Cape Verde and the Alps, with mountaineering clubs or friends. He is a member of the Mountaineering Club of Espinho and of the Portuguese Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (FPME, in Portuguese). _He holds a PhD in Telecommunications, from the Technical University of Lisbon. He was a lecturer and researcher at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria and at the Telecommunications Institute in Coimbra and Lisbon. He was born on the 10th of September 1971, in Coimbra. _NUNO Filipe VERDASCA da Costa Pereira started enjoying photography in his teens, after attending a Beginners Photography Course at the Youth Institute in Leiria. He has participated in several international and national photography contests, winning several prizes. He photographs landscapes, travels, urban environments, sports and abstract themes. _In his spare time, besides photography and other sports, he usually practices mountaineering and alpinism. He has developed activities in Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom, the Alps and the Rocky Mountains (BC). He is a member of the Mountaineering Club of Espinho and of the Portuguese Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (FPME, in Portuguese). _He holds a Biology Degree from the Sciences Faculty of the Classical University of Lisbon. Since then, he works at the Virology Centre, now the Department of Infectious Diseases, of the National Institute of Health, in Lisbon. He was born on the 26th of November 1972, in Leiria.
A beautiful invitation to leave the comfort of the sofa and lift ourselves to contemplate nature at its best, high and majestic. The book is lavishly illustrated with vivid color photos, each of them accompanied by a succinct text explaining its background.
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