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Thomas Marent, a self-taught photographer who has dedicated half his life to capturing images of rainforest life, tells the story of his journey through these spectacular photographs. Join him as he travels across five continents for an up-close view of the astonishing variety and fascinating behavior of rainforest plants and trees, reptiles, birds, amphibians, insects, an ...more
Hardcover, 360 pages
Published August 21st 2006 by DK ADULT
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Den
Jan 19, 2015 Den rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2015, photos
This is a wonderfully bright book which brings the rainforest to life. I am not into photography or art but this engaged me for hour son end. It is just a wonderful book and I appreciate how much work went into the making of it.
Ashleigh
Nov 29, 2008 Ashleigh rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone, young & young at heart
One does not necessarily "read" this book, though it does have informative little snippets here and there, more so one dabbles through it. I wanted to throw it in here because it is one of my favorite pieces of eye candy; it is my go-to book on late nights with friends or inspiration for my next art piece or something to just generally put me in a good mood. The photos never cease to amaze me and the story in the front about the great lengths the author & photographer went to to even get the ...more
Mansour Sadhan
This book offers the best visual rainforest safari one can get, a safari enjoyed at the comfort of a living room! I've seen some other rainforest books and i can safely say that this one by far, when it comes to a visual experience and some accompanying information, the best on offer. Thomas Marent's eye for the beautiful diversity of rainforests is unmatched! This book offers a photographic journey into the most important rainforests in the world, including the many types of a rainforest. The b ...more
Maria
Rainforest” is a testament to the tenacity and passion that Thomas Marent has for his photographic art and nature. The book is an explosion of colour and characters that inhabit rainforests around the world in Australasia, Asia, Africa and South America.

The photography is stunning and enhanced by the anecdotes written throughout the pages about the lengths Thomas went to capture the images. Hours and days of patience, keeping awake through nights, immersing himself in water and mud, covered in l
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Cemeread
rainforest is a DK book that was reviewed in the Oprah magazine O. As with any DK book the pictures are very important and these are great pictures! The pictures start with a few panoramic views. You'll see animals you recognize and some you don't. In the Arms and Armor section you might be left asking, "What's that?" See if you can find all the critters hiding in the Deception section. There are a few pictures of creatures being eaten by another and mating, but none are graphic in any way. Lots ...more
Freda mans
This book is a beautiful display of photography.
Yes, there is writing inside, explaining each photo, and even snippets written here and there describing the journey it took to get some of these shots.
For me though, this book was all about the photos.
With that said, I was somewhat disappointed in the ones that took both pages. I found the photo got lost in the binding at times, and the ones that were a single page were more vivid and complete.
A great picture book still. One I think photographers
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Joey
This is a book that I want to own, I'm a photographer and this book is very motivating to me..its a beautiful, well-laid out, pictorial adventure into the Rainforest! This book is a great coffee table book or a great gift for anyone that appreciates the beauty in nature!
Ben
This books has fantastic photos and facts of a large number of exotic wildlife found throughout the Rainforest. Thomas Marent is an extraordinary photographer.
Chris Gager
A stunner... and free! Picked up pretty much brand new at the town transfer station on Wednesday. I was looking this morning. Amazing photography...
Paige
Dec 08, 2006 Paige rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Nature Lovers
Shelves: animals, science
Breathtaking pics of the rainforest and its incredible occupants! Plus you get a CD of rainforest sounds. Fabulous addition to any coffee table!
Deborah
Gorgeous pictures and a CD to boot .... this book will make you want to book a trip to the rainforest of your choice!
Elizabeth
Beautiful photos. Just hope this won't be all thats left of the real rainforest.
Michelle Middleton


I Love the bright and colorful photos. Very beautiful.
Danielle
Some of the most gorgeous pictures I've ever seen!
Jessica
This is a beautiful book, with such an important message.
Kelsey
Breathtaking photos and informative captions!
Christa
Beautiful photography!
Meltha
Beautiful colors.
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