I already own Earthsong by Bernard Edmaier and that is why I ordered Patterns of the Earth. I was not disappointed, there are colour images virtually on every page (225 pages). Unlike Earthsong it is not a heavy book and can fit into my handbag. Under each image, we are told where it was photographed - I only wish I could go to all these places! As a person who loves abstracts, I can only say that this book is stunning and is an absolute steal at this price. It is well set out, sections for example marked, bands, stripes, circles, spots, grains to name but a few. I am sure anyone who buys this book will be captivated by it. A truly beautiful book.
on 31 January 2009
It's a beautifully photographed book, and have some amazing and breathtaking pictures but towards over half way through the book, there is a feeling of much of much the same. Was planning to buy the Earthsong but will hold back until I can have a browse through in a bookshop first.
All in all it is a nice book to have.
on 4 December 2015
All the photos you'd love to take - out of interest at the immense detail and variety of nature, and also as a valuable source of inspiration for artwork.
Just looking through the book is awe-inspiring: the quality of the photography, the close up detail, the ariel views that reveal patterns we don't see at ground level, and not least, awseome nature itself: animal, water, land, sky - patterns everywhere!