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The art of adventure
Rowell, Galen A.
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Publication Information:
San Francisco : Collins Publishers, 1989.
Physical Description:
166 pages : color illustrations ; 34 cm,
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Captions and essays by Curt Sanburn; edited by David Cohen.
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Central Library TR790 .R69 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
Central Library TR790 .R69 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Booklist Review

For the same audience that enjoyed Rowell's Mountain Light [BKL N 1 86], the photographer and adventurer supplies another spectacular portfolio of color photographs recording his exploits around the world. This retrospective treks from the mountain tops of Asia to the deserts of Arizona as Rowell records with his camera over 20 years of exploits and adventures. The captions are minimal, with only brief identifications and basic technical information, but the images are overpowering depictions, both of nature's majesty and human efforts to conquer--and perhaps to share for a moment--the dramatic spirit of these settings. Maps; no index. --John Brosnahan

Publisher's Weekly Review

Rowell's panoramic shots of mountains--and the climbers and skiiers upon them--are well suited to the oversized format of this extravagant volume. One hundred and twenty seven color photographs allow vicarious adventurers to traverse the 285 miles of the Karakoram range in the Himalayas, freeclimb ``Astroman,'' a 1400-foot overhang on the eastern exposure of Washington Column in Yosemite Valley and circumnavigate Alaska's Mt. McKinley on skis. Most of the photos seen here are skillfully executed, exciting pictures of romantic action in obscure locations. And in several instances, Rowell ( Mountain Light ) has captured something magical: a shot of dawn on the Serengeti; an avalanche in full stride near McKinley; a rainbow emanating from Lhasa's Potala Palace in Tibet. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

A rainbow spilling down from heaven to touch the Dalai Lama's mountaintop home. Sand dunes in central Asia that would dwarf a mountain. An icy peak so sheer it makes you dizzy, set off by a crescent moon. These are some of the remarkable images in Rowell's latest book. A regular contributor to National Geographic whose frequently exhibited works document his travels to the farthest corners of the world, Rowell has focused on such realms as Alaska and the mountain ranges of China and Tibet in his nine previous books. Here the focus is on Rowell: the incisive beauty of his best-known photographs, plus 100 works never before published, is immediately evident in this 20-year retrospective. A wonderful visual adventure that most libraries will want.-- Barbara Hoffert, ``Library Journal'' (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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