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READING AND TRAVEL GUIDE

Big and Beautiful picture books on favorite places, including Burma, Antarctica, and Cuba.

Greatest Landscapes

Greatest Landscapes

by National Geographic Society

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2016
  • HARD COVER
  • 400 PAGES

With images chosen from the immense National Geographic catalog, this coffee table book immortalizes the world's most evocative and extraordinary landscapes ever captured on film. The many iconic shots are paired with insight from the photographers themselves. (WLD302, $40.00)

Wild Encounters

Wild Encounters

by David Yarrow

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2016
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES

In this collection of fine art photographs, legendary nature photographer David Yarrow reintroduces rare subjects that readers think they know well, including lions, elephants, tigers and polar bears. (NAT317, $75.00)

Melting Away, Images of the Arctic and Antarctic

Melting Away, Images of the Arctic and Antarctic

by Camille Seaman

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 160 PAGES

In her masterful series of 75 portraits and essays, Camille Seaman shows how climate change has wreaked havoc on both the North and South Poles. (ANT401, $55.00)

The Travel Book, A Journey Through Every Country in the World

The Travel Book, A Journey Through Every Country in the World

by Lonely Planet Publications

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2016
  • HARD COVER
  • 448 PAGES

Bigger and better than ever (the third edition of the best-selling original), we can't keep our hands off this celebration of the world. Each country, no matter how big or small, gets a colorful double-page spread in this glossy A-to-Z of travel from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. (WLD193, $50.00)

Cuba, This Moment, Exactly So

Cuba, This Moment, Exactly So

by Lorne Resnick

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES

This deluxe coffee table book organizes 250 black-and-white photographs around micro-stories that immerse readers in the heat and culture of Cuba, the "Pearl of the Antilles." Includes a foreword by the great travel writer Pico Iyer. (CBA261, $75.00)

The Arctic

The Arctic

by Elizabeth Warner | Sven-Olof Lindblad

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2016
  • HARD COVER
  • 224 PAGES

Presenting the best works from a range of Arctic photographers, this unparalleled collection celebrates the region's beautiful landscapes, biodiversity, native peoples and rapidly changing environment. (ARC356, $50.00)

Opulent Oceans

Opulent Oceans

by Melanie Stiassny

  • SCIENCE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

This well-curated volume features a series of essays -- culled from the Rare Book Collection of the American Museum of Natural History -- whose subject is the sea. Accounts from legendary explorers and early naturalists are paired with gorgeous illustrations of ocean life. Includes 40 frameable prints. (OCE202, $50.00)

Great Maps

Great Maps

by Jerry Brotton

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 256 PAGES

Profiling 55 historical maps, this book is a lesson in history as much as it is about geography. Brotton, a professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of London, marches confidently from Ptolemy's world map to the latest maps by Google Earth, explaining how each map influenced the culture and budding science of its day. (MAP41, $30.00)

Wild, Beautiful Places

Wild, Beautiful Places

by National Geographic Society

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2016
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES

The cartographic experts at National Geographic hand-picked this collection of 50 pristine locales, perfect for nature travelers. Secluded valleys, mountain ranges and rugged plains fill the beautifully illustrated book, which includes engaging photo descriptions and practical travel advice. (WLD303, $40.00)

National Geographic, Around the World in 125 Years

National Geographic, Around the World in 125 Years

by Reuel Golden

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 1468 PAGES

From early romantic images of the exotic through the golden age of Kodachrome all the way to the digital age, these three splendidly produced volumes trace the evolution of National Geographic, of photography and of the way we've seen the world since 1888. Organized geographically, it covers the sweep of nature and culture around the world in 1,500 oversized pages, with photographs by Frans Lanting, Steve Curry, David Doubilet, David Alan Harvey and many, many others. (WLD251, $499.00)

Yellowstone, A Journey Through America's Wild Heart

Yellowstone, A Journey Through America's Wild Heart

by David Quammen

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2016
  • HARD COVER
  • 224 PAGES

With David Quammen's trademark blend of history, science and field research, this ode to Yellowstone is filled with informative text and plenty of vivid photographs. Quammen brings readers deep into the heart of the park: its misty mountain peaks, gray wolves, sweeping valleys and geologic wonders. (USW820, $28.00)

Great City Maps

Great City Maps

by Dorling Kindersley

  • HISTORY
  • 2016
  • HARD COVER
  • 256 PAGES

Published in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this well-illustrated collection uses unique historical maps as gateways to 30 of the world's greatest cities. (MAP59, $30.00)

Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World

Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World

by Times of London

  • REFERENCE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 544 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

The 14th edition of the world's most authoritative atlas, presented in all its meticulous glory with each double-page spread a whopping 16 x 22 inches and an extraordinary 200,000 place name index. (GEN71, $200.00)

The National Parks, An American Legacy

The National Parks, An American Legacy

by Ian Shive

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 332 PAGES

Commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service, this dramatic photographic journey through all 58 fully fledged national parks proves why they have become national, and international, treasures. (USA583, $50.00)

Pristine Seas, Journeys to the Ocean's Last Wild Places

Pristine Seas, Journeys to the Ocean's Last Wild Places

by Enric Sala | Leonardo DiCaprio

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 272 PAGES

This photographic tribute showcases 10 seas still relatively immune from human interference. Packed with more than 200 images, the book takes readers from the shark-rich waters off Costa Rica all the way to the ice floes near Franz Josef Land, Russia. (OCE212, $40.00)

Light and Dust, Images and Stories from the Wild of East Africa

Light and Dust, Images and Stories from the Wild of East Africa

by Federico Veronesi

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 240 PAGES

This gorgeously photographed tribute to the animals of Eastern Africa captures the region's wild creatures at their most sociable and dramatic. Veronesi's lens tracks the African animals into tumultuous weather -- through mists, dust storms and heavy rains. (EAF446, $60.00)

Wild World

Wild World

by Lonely Planet Publications

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES

Bringing the world's wildest corners into focus, this coffee table masterpiece depicts the breathtaking mountains, wildlife spectacles, animals, rivers, deserts and jungles found on each continent. It's the super-sized follow-up to Beautiful World (WLD245). (WLD297, $39.99)

Map, Exploring the World

Map, Exploring the World

by Daniel Huffman

  • HISTORY
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 352 PAGES

Curated by a diverse panel of cartographers, academics, map dealers and map collectors, this deluxe coffee table book charts the role of cartography in world history with 300 important maps, authoritative text and 400 color illustrations. (MAP55, $59.95)

Destinations of a Lifetime, 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places

Destinations of a Lifetime, 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places

by National Geographic

  • REFERENCE
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES

Ideal for inspiring and planning a dream trip, this National Geographic bucket list brings readers a little closer to visiting 225 of the world's most breathtaking natural and man-made locales. (WLD291, $40.00)

Wildlife of the World

Wildlife of the World

by DK Publishing

  • REFERENCE
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 480 PAGES

This beautifully produced wildlife survey brings readers face-to-face with the world's most interesting animals from habitats as diverse as the Amazon, the Himalayas, the Sahara and the South Pole. Filled with colorful illustrations, the oversized book allots an in-depth profile to each species, from the shaggy Musk Ox to the Scottish Wildcat and the Gelda Monkey. (WLD289, $50.00)

Book of Peoples of the World, A Guide to Cultures

Book of Peoples of the World, A Guide to Cultures

by Harrison, K David | Wade Davis

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2016
  • HARD COVER
  • 384 PAGES

National Geographic's highly informative overview of the world's clans, tribes and ethnic groups is a fine reference that readers may be tempted to read cover-to-cover.The editors start with the Afrikaners of South Africa, the Azeris, the Samoans, the Sami and many others -- 222 in total. (WLD198, $40.00)

 
Atlas of Remote Islands

Atlas of Remote Islands


by Judith Schalansky

  • REFERENCE
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 144 PAGES

Schalansky includes islands, both famous and utterly obscure, ranging across the world's seas in this intriguing collection, certain to ignite wanderlust. We bet no one has been to all 50! (WLD200, $30.00)

Lonely Planet the Best Place to Be Today

Lonely Planet the Best Place to Be Today


by Lonely Planet Publications

  • REFERENCE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

This useful catalog arranges the world's most exciting, fun and awe-inspiring events into 365 unforgettable days. The discerning editors at Lonely Planet introduce nature hikes through Patagonia, the Up Helly Aa festival in Scotland (where they actually burn a Viking longship) and the glittering Yamayaki, Japan's fire festival. (TVL596, $19.99)

Maps, Their Untold Stories

Maps, Their Untold Stories


by Rose Mitchell

  • REFERENCE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 256 PAGES

This ponderous collection of maps from the UK's National Archives includes intriguing pieces like woodcut maps, a map printed on a lady's glove and a settlers' map of Roanoke, North Carolina. (MAP44, $50.00)

Metropolis, Mapping the City

Metropolis, Mapping the City


by Jeremy Black

  • REFERENCE
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 224 PAGES

This enlightening reference for the urban explorer is a study of the many ways that a city can reveal itself. From ancient atlases to subway maps and skyline charts, Black looks at the development of mapping and the many ways cities are organized and depicted. A sumptuously illustrated volume. (WLD288, $50.00)

Where to Go When, The World's Best Destinations

Where to Go When, The World's Best Destinations


by DK Publishing

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2016
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

Whether you'd like to dive the Great Barrier Reef or relax on the beaches of Croatia, this travel primer in the 'Where to Go When' series can steer you in the right direction. With over 130 destinations and experiences that cover the entire globe. (WLD309, $20.00)

African Heroes, Samburu-Maasai

African Heroes, Samburu-Maasai


by Matteo Guzzini

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 176 PAGES

Guzzini captures the rituals and travels of the mysterious Masaai communities of Tanzania and Kenya in beautiful, untouched photographs that honor the people and their land. (EAF415, $55.00)

By the Sea, A Photographic Voyage Around the Blue Planet

By the Sea, A Photographic Voyage Around the Blue Planet


by Peter Guttman

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 256 PAGES

From the shores of Palau, all the way to the North Pole, award-winning photographer Guttman celebrates all things "seaside" in 240 color photos. A very attractive coffee table compendium. (OCE214, $35.00)

Cities That Shaped the Ancient World

Cities That Shaped the Ancient World


by John Julius Norwich

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 240 PAGES

In this fascinating historical exploration, renowned historian J.J. Norwich profiles 40 important urban centers of the ancient world, from China and Mesoamerica to Europe and Ethiopia. (WLD262, $40.00)

India

India


by Steve McCurry | William Dalrymple

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 208 PAGES

By turns beautiful, uplifting and affecting, this portfolio is by one of the most admired and decorated photographers working today. The vast array of pictures is a superb tribute to the world's most colorful country. Includes an introduction by Scottish travel writing virtuoso William Dalrymple. (IDA739, $59.95)

India, In Word and Image

India, In Word and Image


by Eric Meola

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 272 PAGES

Meola deftly pairs colorful photographs of people, traditions, art and architecture with choice quotations by Salman Rushdie, R. K. Narayan, Jhumpa Lahiri and others in this dazzling visual celebration of the culture and pageantry of India. (IDA540, $60.00)

Ireland, In Word and Image

Ireland, In Word and Image


by Jay Adlersberg

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 276 PAGES

Jay Adlersberg's visual celebration of Ireland is accompanied by literary excerpts and poetry from Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and many others. With 75 gorgeous color photographs. (IRE319, $60.00)

Migrations, Wildlife in Motion

Migrations, Wildlife in Motion


by Art Wolfe | Barbara Sleeper

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2016
  • HARD COVER
  • 168 PAGES

World-renowned photographer Art Wolfe draws readers into the primordial stirrings and energies of the planet's wildlife in this masterful photo collection, with unique compositions inspired by the work of artist M.C. Escher. (BST253, $35.00)

Paris, Les Boulevards

Paris, Les Boulevards


by Charles Franck

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 8 PAGES

This reproduction of a Victorian-era book of lithographs in twelve gatefolds celebrates the Victorian-era romance of Paris, its wide streets filled with horse buggies, women in society hats and true French elegance. (FRA187, $29.95)

Passage to Burma

Passage to Burma


by Scott Stulberg

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2015
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

Scott Stulberg presents the teak and bamboo forests, temples and especially the people of Burma in hundreds of full-page color photographs in this illustrated journey. (BMA80, $45.00)

Passage to Cuba

Passage to Cuba


by Cynthia Carris Alonso

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 240 PAGES

A wonderful coffee table book that takes readers through the crumbling, baroque splendor of Havana. Subtitled "An Up-Close Look at the World's Most Colorful Culture." (CBA251, $45.00)

Rarely Seen, Photographs of the Extraordinary

Rarely Seen, Photographs of the Extraordinary


by National Geographic Society

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 400 PAGES

In 250 color images, National Geographic presents some of the world's rarest, far-flung objects and natural wonders, including 50-ton crystals, 30,000-year-old cave art sealed from the public and volcanic lightning. (WLD295, $40.00)

Ships, Clocks and Stars, the Quest for Longitude

Ships, Clocks and Stars, the Quest for Longitude


by Richard Dunn

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 256 PAGES

A lively history of a great achievement of navigation and science (and our namesake!). This handsomely illustrated large format book presents the scientific, political and commercial battles of the 18th century that contextualize the need to accurately measure a ship's position at sea. Authors Richard Dunn and Renekah Higgitt tell the story of a humble, self-educated clockmaker who solved the problem and claimed a national prize. (EXP114, $75.00)

The Curious Map Book

The Curious Map Book


by Ashley Baynton-Williams

  • HISTORY
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 224 PAGES

The perfect book for the cartographically curious, this collection of map gems includes moral maps, maps of board games, maps in the shapes of animals and maps made of sushi. Much more than tools of conquest and commerce, these artworks are truly unique and very, well, curious. (MAP54, $45.00)

The Great Inka Road

The Great Inka Road


by Ramiro Matos

  • HISTORY
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 240 PAGES

An astute collection of essays on the "Qhapaq Nan" (the Great Inca Road), covering its engineering, practical uses and the great civilization that built it. Includes more than 225 full-color illustrations. (SAM205, $40.00)

The Last Great Wild Places, Forty Years of Wildlife Photography by Thomas D. Mangelsen

The Last Great Wild Places, Forty Years of Wildlife Photography by Thomas D. Mangelsen


by Thomas D. Manglesen | Jane Goodall

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 224 PAGES

A luxurious volume of high-resolution portraits and landscapes by a master wildlife photographer. Manglesen includes his most majestic photographs of animals and natural habitats from pole to pole. (NAT301, $95.00)

The National Parks, An Illustrated History

The National Parks, An Illustrated History


by Kim Heacox

  • HISTORY
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 384 PAGES

This photographic celebration of the US National Parks' 100th anniversary takes readers from California's redwood forests to the Gettysburg battlefield and every park in between through the lens of award-winning photographer Kim Heacox. (USA584, $50.00)

The Oldest Living Things in the World

The Oldest Living Things in the World


by Rachel Sussman

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 304 PAGES

A gorgeous ode to the living history of the planet. Sussman visits the oldest continuously-living organisms on Earth (all of them 2,000 years and older). She photographs moss in Greenland, self-propagating shrubs in Tasmania, Caribbean brain coral, a colony of aspen trees in Utah and much more. (WLD277, $60.00)

The Times Great Railway Journeys of the World, Discover the History, Route and Sites of 50 Famous Railway Lines

The Times Great Railway Journeys of the World, Discover the History, Route and Sites of 50 Famous Railway Lines


by Julian Holland

  • HISTORY
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 288 PAGES

This beautifully produced, large-format book presents 50 great and glorious train journeys -- through 35 countries and every continent. Julian Holland conducts our passage through history, geography and present-day operations. (RLR7, $49.95)

The World's Best Cities, Celebrating 220 Great Destinations

The World's Best Cities, Celebrating 220 Great Destinations


by National Geographic Society

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 336 PAGES

The 21st century has been dubbed the "Century of the City," a time when more people live in cities than the countryside. In commemoration, National Geographic has published a splendid, large-format guide to 225 of the world's most exciting cities, from well-known hubs like New York and Tokyo to up-and-comers like Oslo, Asheville and Abu Dhabi. (WLD270, $40.00)

Treasured Lands, A Photographic Odyssey Through America's 59 National Parks

Treasured Lands, A Photographic Odyssey Through America's 59 National Parks


by Q. T. Luong

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2016
  • HARD COVER
  • 456 PAGES

QT Luong, the only photographer to have captured every park in large-format photographs, presents this collection of 500 images. An outstanding portfolio, the product of 20 years of work. (USA622, $65.00)

Worldly Escapes

Worldly Escapes


by Rand McNally and Company

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2016
  • HARD COVER
  • 256 PAGES

Stunning photos and vignettes fill this compendium of captivating destinations across the globe. The travel experts at Rand McNally feature 120 awe-inspiring sights in places like Bora Bora, Santorini, Kenya, Puerto Rico, Nashville and Copenhagen. A great resource for travel inspiration. (WLD310, $24.99)

Art of the Middle East, Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World and Iran

Art of the Middle East, Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World and Iran


by Saeb Eigner

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2015
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

Showcasing over 500 illustrations and biographies of 200 featured artists, this revised and expanded guide to Middle Eastern art is a comprehensive overview of contemporary styles and themes. (MDE216, $39.95)

Berlin, A City for the Future

Berlin, A City for the Future


by Klaus Hartung

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 288 PAGES

This large-format book celebrates the reconstruction of Berlin after WWII through full-color photos of modern architecture, art and Brandenburg-inspired public parks. (GER318, $40.00)

Cathedrals of the World

Cathedrals of the World


by Graziella Leyla Ciaga

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2012
  • HARD COVER
  • 216 PAGES

This gorgeously photographed coffee-table book tours the greatest cathedrals in the world, from iconic masterpieces in the UK, Italy, France and Spain to lesser-known marvels in Israel, Mexico, Brazil and Japan. Ciaga's companion text places each cathedral in a broad, historical context. (WLD285, $19.95)

Easter Island Sketchbook

Easter Island Sketchbook


by Susan A. Sternau

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 96 PAGES

This treasure trove of whimsical watercolor and ink paintings brings Easter Island's mysterious relics to life. Sternau is particularly adept at rendering the mystical moai, the large stone statues of the ancient Rapa Nui civilization. (EIL28, $29.95)

Extreme Adventure, A Photographic Exploration of Wild Experiences

Extreme Adventure, A Photographic Exploration of Wild Experiences


by Peter Guttman

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 240 PAGES

Guttman has captured dozens of dream trips for the adventure seeker in this collection of vivid photographs from some of the world's wildest excursions -- from tornado chasing across the Great Plains to caravanning camels to a Saharan Oasis. (TVL611, $35.00)

Havana Modern: Twentieth-Century Architecture and Interiors

Havana Modern: Twentieth-Century Architecture and Interiors


by Michael Connors

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 256 PAGES

In vivid, original photographs, Connors ushers us through 100 examples of Havana's best-preserved Nouveau and Art Deco architecture, built between the early 1900s and 1965. (CBA241, $65.00)

Inside Tracks

Inside Tracks


by Robyn Davidson

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 224 PAGES

The astounding story of Robyn Davidson, as captured by National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan. Davidson spent an entire year crossing the Outback with a dog and four camels to keep her company. Her award-winning account of the journey, Tracks (AUS15), is now a major motion picture, and this large format book includes scenes from the film. (AUS274, $45.00)

Italian Splendor, Castles, Palaces and Villas

Italian Splendor, Castles, Palaces and Villas


by Jack Basehart | Roberto Schezen | Ralph Toledano

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 420 PAGES

A coffee-table tour through the grandest villas and castles Trieste, Sicily, Tuscany and the Veneto. Captured in full-color photo, the 50 magnificent private residences are unequalled in splendor. (ITA555, $50.00)

National Geographic Stunning Photographs

National Geographic Stunning Photographs


by Annie Griffiths

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 400 PAGES

With appearances by National Geographic's most renowned photographers, this awe-inspiring collection captures moments both intimate and grand that illuminate parts of life most of us would never see otherwise. (PHT52, $40.00)

Peter Beard

Peter Beard


by Peter Beard

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 769 PAGES

Culled from a lifetime of photographs, drawings and obsessively annotated diaries, this ten-pound beauty includes plenty of Beard's work from Tsavo, Mount Kenya, the Serengeti and his beloved 45-acre Hog Ranch encampment outside Nairobi. Golden-haired playboy, artist and African dreamer, Beard first escaped to Kenya in 1955. (PHT47, $69.99)

The Golden Lands, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand & Vietnam

The Golden Lands, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand & Vietnam


by Vikram Lall

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 280 PAGES

The product of 25 years of research into Buddhist architecture, this survey takes us from the monastic complexes of India to the dzongs of Bhutan, inside the wats of Southeast Asia and through the simple wooden shrines of Japan. Gorgeously illustrated throughout with color photos and 3D renderings. (SEA88, $95.00)

The History of Florence in Painting

The History of Florence in Painting


by Antonella Fenech Kroke

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2013
  • BOXED
  • 496 PAGES

Sumptuously produced, this oversized collection, chosen by a Renaissance art historian, is a feast for the intellect and the eye. With 342 full-color illustrations. (ITA406, $235.00)

The Life and Love of the Sea

The Life and Love of the Sea


by Lewis Blackwell

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 216 PAGES

This photographic tribute to the world's oceans expertly portrays its dramatic seascapes -- coastlines, reefs and lonely islands galore. In addition, Blackwell utilizes cutting-edge underwater photography to capture the magnificent creatures of the deep sea. A beautiful effort. (OCE211, $50.00)

The Lost Cities of the Mayas

The Lost Cities of the Mayas


by Fabio Bourbon

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

The discoveries of British artist Frederick Catherwood and his American companion John Lloyd Stephens, the first Westerners to see the Maya cities of the Yucatan, are chronicled in this illustrated, oversized volume, featuring 200 color engravings of the monuments of Central America, Chiapas and the Yucatan. (MYA55, $45.00)

The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott

The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott


by David Wilson

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 192 PAGES

This gorgeous book of Scott's own photographs -- fought over, lost and forgotten -- supplemented by maps and incisive commentary, is a significant contribution to Antarctic history. Beautiful too! (ANT343, $35.00)

World Heritage Sites

World Heritage Sites


by UNESCO Publishing

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2016
  • PAPER
  • 932 PAGES

How many have you visited? This beautifully illustrated compendium, just revised, includes color photographs, a map and succinct descriptions of each of the 1,031 archaeological sites, monuments, cities and parks inscribed by UNESCO from 1978 to 2016. Organized by order of inscription. (CON53, $29.95)

World Monuments, 50 Irreplaceable Sites to Champion Around the World

World Monuments, 50 Irreplaceable Sites to Champion Around the World


by World Momuments Fund

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 336 PAGES

To commemorate its 50th anniversary, the World Monuments Fund pulled together some of today's most influential travel writers for this photographic tour of 50 awesome world sites. Great for travel inspiration! Many of the national treasures on the list depend on visitors for their preservation. (WLD290, $50.00)

Plotted, A Literary Atlas

Plotted, A Literary Atlas


by Andrew Degraff

  • LITERATURE
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 160 PAGES

This collection of literature-inspired maps takes readers into the fictional worlds of great books, including the landscapes of The Odyssey, Hamlet, Pride and Prejudice, Lord of the Flies and many more. (GNL29, $24.99)

A History of Life in 100 Fossils

A History of Life in 100 Fossils


by Paul D. Taylor

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 224 PAGES

Using 100 important fossils as guideposts, this natural history takes us through a 3.6-billion-year history of life on Earth and its evolution. (NAT302, $34.95)

Arctica, The Vanishing North

Arctica, The Vanishing North


by Sebastian Copeland | Sir Richard Branson

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 304 PAGES

Including 200 color photographs and four gatefolds, this compendium is a luxurious visual record of the high Arctic. Copeland's work captures the region's ethereal, untamed splendor and draws further attention to its perilous future. (ARC348, $125.00)

Birds of Paradise, Revealing The World's Most Extraordinary Birds

Birds of Paradise, Revealing The World's Most Extraordinary Birds


by Edwin Scholes | Tim Laman

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2012
  • HARD COVER
  • 227 PAGES

Photographed in Raja Ampat, the remote Aru Islands, Australia, the Arfak Mountains and all over the highlands of New Guinea, this sumptuous book not only showcases all 39 species of the spectacular birds, many never before photographed in the wild, but also includes terrific essays on life in the field, the history and evolution of the birds of paradise and a species atlas. (NGA25, $50.00)

Blue Hope

Blue Hope


by Sylvia A. Earle

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 256 PAGES

In this informative, dazzling collection of photographs, maps and essays, deep-sea crusader Earle pays tribute to the ocean. Her aim: to encourage us to love the ocean -- all life on Earth, she writes, depends on it. (OCE205, $35.00)

Blue Ice

Blue Ice


by Peter Clarkson | Julian Dowdeswell | Alex Bernasconi

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2016
  • HARD COVER
  • 204 PAGES

Award-winning nature photographer Alex Bernasconi explores the harsh climates and extreme conditions of the Antarctic through awe-inspiring panoramas, giving due attention to the diversity and resiliency of the native species. (ANT414, $50.00)

Earth Is My Witness, The Photography of Art Wolfe

Earth Is My Witness, The Photography of Art Wolfe


by Art Wolfe | Wade Davis

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 396 PAGES

Representing 40 years of Wolfe's expeditionary photography, this beautifully produced compilation is an artful celebration of the planet's fast-disappearing landscapes, wildlife and cultures, from the Pushkar Camel fair to a polar bear den. With introduction by Wade Davis. (PHT53, $95.00)

Earth, The Definitive Visual Guide

Earth, The Definitive Visual Guide


by James F. Luhr

  • SCIENCE
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 528 PAGES

This stunning photographic overview, published in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, covers climate and the forces that have shaped the planet, oceans and reefs, landforms and key habitats, from Lake Titicaca to the Ganges, Atacama, Mount St. Helens and Antarctica. (GEO50, $50.00)

Evolution, A Visual Record

Evolution, A Visual Record


by Robert Clark

  • SCIENCE
  • 2016
  • HARD COVER
  • 240 PAGES

Award-winning photographer Robert Clark reawakens readers to humankind's ancestors and great contributions to evolutionary science, including Darwin's famous Galapagos finches and the links between dinosaurs and modern birds in this beautiful collection of 200 photographs. (GPS127, $39.95)

Extraordinary Birds

Extraordinary Birds


by Paul Sweet

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2013
  • BOXED
  • 144 PAGES

This striking book, in a beautiful case with 40 ready-to-frame color prints slipped inside, features illustrations and essays from the rare book collection at the American Museum of Natural History. (BRD121, $50.00)

Extreme Earth

Extreme Earth


by Michael Martin

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 448 PAGES

In this vast tribute to Earth's deserts and polar regions, Martin, a leading documentary photographer, expertly combines his photographic prowess with exploration and reportage. The hefty volume includes over 450 aerial and ground photographs, mathematically exact maps and expert text. (WLD293, $85.00)

Natural Histories

Natural Histories


by Tom Baione

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2012
  • BOXED
  • 176 PAGES

A carefully curated selection of prints from the American Museum of Natural History's Rare Book Collection paired with essays culled from the museum's experts in natural science -- from anthropology to zoology. Packaged with 40 frame-worthy prints. (NAT280, $50.00)

Natural Histories, Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library

Natural Histories, Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library


by Tom Baione

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 176 PAGES

A brilliant look into man's exploration of the natural world compiled from the American Museum of Natural History's Rare Book Collection. The museum's librarians, researchers and curators present a variety of artwork in full-page color plates and comment on the significance of each. (NAT288, $19.95)

Primates of the World

Primates of the World


by Jean-Jacques Petter

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 192 PAGES

Authoritative and stunningly illustrated, this gorgeous book features 72 richly detailed watercolor plates by Francois Desbordes. (BST227, $29.95)

Southern Light, Images from Antarctica

Southern Light, Images from Antarctica


by David Neilson

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 306 PAGES

Neilson has turned his six journeys to the ice (sometimes lugging a 30-pound large format camera), into a coffee-table tribute to the continent and its wildlife. Includes 130 color and 100 rich black-and-white oversized photographs. (ANT383, $85.00)

The Annihilation of Nature, Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals

The Annihilation of Nature, Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals


by Paul Ehrlich | Anne Ehrlich | Gerardo Ceballos

  • SCIENCE
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 208 PAGES

Warning that many of the world's birds and mammals are becoming extinct, this timely clarion call reports on a escalating, worldwide assault on living things. A brilliant book, penned by three of today's most distinguished conservationists. (NAT311, $29.95)

The Sea, An Anthology of Maritime Photography

The Sea, An Anthology of Maritime Photography


by Pierre Borhan

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2016
  • HARD COVER
  • 300 PAGES

Uniting photographers from various nationalities and time periods, this album explores the mystery, adventure and awe-inspiring beauty of the sea. The 300 archival, documentary and art photos range from the photos of explorers to abstract compositions of waves, all of them striking. (OCE221, $14.98)

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