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No Ordinary Land: Encounters in a Changing Environment

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For more than ten years Virginia Beahan and Laura McPhee have traveled the world--from Iceland to Costa Rica, Sri Lanka to New York --exploring the ways people interact with the landscapes in which they live. In Costa Rica, for example, healing waters are enshrined in frescoed concrete; in a Hawaiian garden, mangoes and oranges are protected against the cold in brown paper ...more
Hardcover, 108 pages
Published June 15th 1998 by Aperture
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Patty
I checked this book out because the introduction was done by Rebecca Solnit, who I just discovered. I thought the concept of the book sounded interesting and how long could it take to read a book that is mostly pictures.

I learned that Laura McPhee is the daughter of John McPhee, one of my favorite essayists. Matter of fact, his afterword was the next best part of the book. The photographs were definitely amazing and well worth looking for. John McPhee explained the mechanics of the photography w
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