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Beauty in the Rocks: The Photography of David M. Baird

Art / Photobook

By: David M Baird (Author)

144 pages, 80 b/w photos

Heritage House Publishing Co. Ltd.

Hardback | Sep 2005 | #209522 | ISBN: 1894898370
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NHBS Price: £33.50 $42/€40 approx

About this book

Autumn leaves dry in the sun, curling to make endless abstract patterns of curved surfaces and shadows. Or are they leaves? A closer look with Dr David M Baird reveals not leaves but layers of mud, which have shrunk into leaf-like shapes as they dried. Baird's amazing photographs show that intriguing patterns and textures are all around us.

In Beauty in the Rocks the esteemed geologist, writer and poet takes readers on a photographic journey around the globe, finding beauty and form in settings as exotic as the Galapagos and as close to home as Yoho National Park. His intense, artistic images and accompanying text give mood and meaning to the changing earth and encourage readers to observe carefully the world around them, recognise what they see and understand how it came to be.

From the hexagonal 'organ pipe' patterns in Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway to the 'hoodoos' in Yoho National Park to the wrinkled surface skin of cooled liquid lava on James Island in the Galapagos, the wonders captured in Beauty in the Rocks will engage and enlighten anyone with an interest in the natural world.


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