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By: Sam Abell and Torben Ulrik Nissen

96 pages, 77 col photos

University of Texas Press

Paperback | Oct 2010 | #186983 | ISBN-13: 9780871140876
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This book documents one of the Earth's remaining natural ecosystems and provides a rare insight into a remote and untouched landscape and the creatures that inhabit its dangerous rainforest and waters. The photographs in the book were all taken on film with no filters or additional post-production manipulation, giving a true sense of what the photographers actually witnessed.

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Sam Abell's forty-year career has been dedicated to achieving art through documentary photography. He is well known for his work with the National Geographic Society, which published his recent books Seeing Gardens and The Life of a Photograph. In 1990, his midcareer retrospective, Stay This Moment, was the subject of a book and exhibition at the International Center of Photography in New York City. In addition, his career is the subject of the book Sam Abell: The Photographic Life, published by Rizzoli in 2002 and accompanied by a traveling exhibition organized by the University of Virginia Art Museum. Torben Ulrik Nissen's career as a photographer has been devoted to documenting global humanitarian and ecological issues. For two decades, he has recorded and reported on stories of consequence from land mines in Angola to global warming in Antarctica.

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