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Wide Angle: National Geographic Greatest Places

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In 250 glorious photographs Wide Angle: National Geographic Greatest Places documents the beauty and depth of every part of the world. Delving deeply into a picture archive that houses over ten million images, with many photographs being published for the first time, this new book-the third and final in the "greatest photographs" series-presents the world's amazingly diver ...more
Hardcover, 504 pages
Published October 4th 2005 by National Geographic
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Paul Bryant
Feb 17, 2009 Paul Bryant rated it really liked it
Looking through this big beauty again this morning I was struck once again that I have never seen anyone comment on the convention in photography publishing that it's okay to print a photo across two pages, so it's got a big division right down the middle. If the photo is in the middle of the book, no problem, but if it's towards either end it's all wrong, the unity of the photo is wrecked, your eyes have to do a lot of forgiving. These publishers love their photos, so I wonder why they do this. ...more
Jan 12, 2011 Ron rated it it was amazing
Shelves: photography
Excellent compilation of a broad range of photography with several early pictures scattered throughout a majority of relatively recent images (mostly from within the past 20 yrs). As one might expect, the photographs, being National Geographic caliber, are outstanding. The icing on the cake is the inclusion of a written essay at the beginning of each chapter as an intro to the particular part of the world that the given chapter focuses on. This touch is extremely well done. The introductions are ...more
Dec 14, 2011 Angel rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: photography fans
I read this while on a waiting room; they had it on the table. It is a very nice book to look through and browse. The photos are excellent, which is something to be expected from National Geographic. At times I do wish they would put little insets of the locations in the photo instead of doing the "see previous page" or "the next page is..." But that is little irk, not a major issue. There are some brief text sections to introduce each part; the book is divided by major geographic areas. ...more
Stephanie Hatch
Aug 29, 2014 Stephanie Hatch rated it really liked it
This book needed to be both longer and bigger to help capture the epic majesty of the photos without being hindered by the binding crease in the center. The photos were so lovely. The text too was just the right amount of informative without being too cumbersome or distracting from the photos. Could have done without the occasional artwork stand-in but the few black and white or historical photographs were nice.
Aug 08, 2011 Nyit-nyit rated it it was amazing
Saya selalu suka foto-foto yang ditampilkan oleh National Geographic. Saya punya buku ini. Senang sekali. Saya menemukannya di Kinokuniya Singapura.

Wide Angle, kumpulan foto-foto dari tahun ke tahun. Jadi bukan hanya yang tahun 2000an... Karena merupakan foto-foto lama, sudah pasti dihasilkan oleh kamera manual.

Wide angle menyajikan kumpulan foto landscape dari seluruh dunia. Indonesia ada di dalamnya, yaitu Ubud serta Danau Kelimutu.

Selamat menikmati..

David Skies
Mar 18, 2011 David Skies rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
A serviceable collection of photographs, if not one that evokes quite the same feelings of awe as conjured by some of the better examples of such. Still, there's one photo of a gaucho roping a capybara that manages to make me quite happy when I see it; just something about a man on horseback chasing down giant rodents with a lariat.
David Ward
National Geographic Wide Angle: National Geographic Greatest Places by Ferdinand Plotzman (National Geographic Society 2005)(779.0). Beautiful photos grace this volume of what National Geographic has deemed to be the earth's grandest and most beautiful places. My rating: 7/10, finished 2006.
Jan 14, 2013 Nico rated it it was ok
The text introductions to each section are almost unreadable (both due to their tiny print size and their substance), the book itself is small, the printing quality low, the photos mostly not memorable.
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