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Rainforest: A Photographic Journey [Hardcover]

Thomas Marent
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7 Sep 2006

This awe-inspiring collection of over 500 amazing photographs will open your eyes to the wonders of life under the canopy.

The result of nature photographer, Thomas Marent’s 16-year journey across five continents, Rainforest celebrates the fascinating behaviour and incredible variety of rainforest animals and plants – from resourceful leaf-cutter ants to the multi-hued clouds of butterflies and birds that flutter high in the tree tops. Incredibly, more is known about our universe than the millions of plant and animal species that teem inside these great hothouses of life.

Rainforest takes you inside this mysterious realm, with breathtaking photographs and absorbing personal insight. Published in association with the Rainforest Foundation, who receive a donation for every copy sold.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley; 1st edition (7 Sep 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140531530X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405315302
  • Product Dimensions: 30.4 x 25.8 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 202,316 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Thomas Marent has dedicated nearly half his life to capturing the beauty of the world’s rainforests. He's explored rainforests across the world, often travelling alone and going to extraordinary lengths to take the one photograph that conveys the unique quality of each animal, plant, or landscape.

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!!!!!! 18 Oct 2006
The synopsis on the reverse of this book tells of a 16 year journey through some of the most amazing places on the plant. because of this you expext the images to be truly brilliant and they are. having seen some preview images i was astounded by the quality but when you actually get the book in your hands the quality screems out to you in a blaze of colour and clarity.

I think that this book is the most amazing book i have ever seen and have now made it my favourite book. Being a passionate nature photographer i have found all the inspiration i will ever need.

Anyone who is interested in photography, nature or anything really will thoroughly enjoy this book. A visual masterpiece!
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superlative nature photography 21 Oct 2006
By Tom Ang
Marent's labour of love and devotion receives epic treatment from his publishers. The images are sensitive, feeling and without exception a delight to the eye - and a prayer for preservation. The reproduction is from some of the best drum scanning I've ever seen, and is itself some of the best mass printing I've ever seen - and I know about print production. At the Amazon discounts, this book is a steal - and it may inspire to do what you can to help preserve the glory which are the earth's rain forests. Perfect Christmas present, by the way.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning 18 Aug 2007
By Sammy
I originally bought this book because I assumed it was a factual book about the rainforest and its inhabitants. However, I was mistaken- but I'm glad that I was, because I wouldn't have acquired it otherwise. This book is completely stunning. The photography is amazing as are the numerous anecdotes inside, mapping the photographer's journey into the rainforest, and his encounters therein. There is also sparse information here and there.

This book is not a factual book where you get to memorise facts about the rainforest, but it is a fantastic compilation of photographs and anecdotes, which you probably won't see in many other books.

I recommend this!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definative. 4 Mar 2008
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Brilliant book this, geniunly one fo the most comprehensive natural photography books availible, the information is interesting and thomas marent (the photographer) offers insites into how much effort he put into painstakingly capturing images of all the animals in the book.

the images themselves are insanly detailed and well printed, all in a nice textured spot-UV cover.

my only gripe: thomas marent's website says the book includes an audio CD, my edition didn't include this. if youve bothered to read this review you should probably buy the book (super cheap from new & used section!)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book 20 Jan 2007
This book is beautiful. The photographs are stunning and it's always exciting to turn the page and see what is next. Everyone who has seen it has spent ages looking at it and been completely absorbed. This is probably the best book I have seen of its type and I am absolutely sure that it will give me many years of enjoyment-something to go back to time and again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful pictures! 1 Feb 2014
By Emma P
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I bought this for my primary class as we've just started a rainforest topic... the captions may be a little over their heads, but the pictures are transfixing them! Amazing shots of landscapes and wildlife.
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3.0 out of 5 stars there are some good photos so 15 Oct 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
you can disappear into the rain forest of the world i did want more flora from the floor of the forest
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic photos
My grand daughter had a project to do on the rainforest . I bought this book second hand " very good quality " and found it had amazing photos on nearly every page. Read more
Published 17 months ago by CD
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I would echo what the other 5 star reviewers has said. A good weighty book packed full of brilliant photography, especially the macro work. Read more
Published on 1 May 2012 by Broomy
5.0 out of 5 stars Thomas Marent Rainforest Photography
This is an amazing book full of incredible photography of flora and fauna that can be found in jungles across the world. Truly inspirational!
Published on 10 Jan 2011 by lily090290
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
If there is a picture book that i want to be on my coffee table all the time, this is it! Every time you a take a look at the pictures, it takes your breath away! Read more
Published on 16 Nov 2010 by GSK
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely incredible!
I bought this book partly for research and partly to enjoy myself.
I have to say that it exceeded my expectations tenfold. Read more
Published on 14 April 2010 by C. Hamer
3.0 out of 5 stars lovely photography
anyone who loves photography with nature should look for this because it contains many spectacular photographs of wildlife and forests on every page. Read more
Published on 27 May 2009 by pei
1.0 out of 5 stars rainforest
This book has superb pictures but is a total disaster both from a presential and publication point of view principally because most pictures are spread over two pages with a crease... Read more
Published on 11 Sep 2008 by G. I. Forbes
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