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The Sea

A Photographic Celebration of the First Wonder of the World

Nic Compton  

Colour photographs
160 pages
Publisher: A & C Black

    Hardback - 2011
ISBN: 9781408146651 - AU $ 69.99



The sea is the first wonder of the world. Source of all life, key to our survival and home to innumerable and astonishing life forms, the sea has fascinated humanity from its very beginnings. At once remote yet all around us, beautiful and strange, wild and peaceful, it is a host of paradoxes and has provided the inspiration for great poetry, literature, art, music - and photography.

This spectacular book showcases some of the most stunning images of our oceans: the drama of waves crashing into the land, breathtaking views from the air, glacial images of the Antarctic, the vast wilderness of mid ocean, the weird and wonderful wildlife found beneath it, beautiful yachts and working boats that power across its surface and the heavenly island paradises surrounded by tranquil waters.

With evocative text and page after page of glorious photography, this beautiful book will be a valued and much-loved source of wonder and inspiration.


 The photography in this book has been supplied by Bluegreen Pictures. Launched in 2001, the specialist photo agency represents some of the world's best marine photographers, many of whom contributed images to this book. 

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