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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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Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
own the big ass hard cover and it's gratifying.
Sep 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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.
Jan 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Nov 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
Mansour Sadhan
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Freda Mans-Labianca
Apr 10, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Jan 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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!
Jul 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is a visual joy and journey through the various rainforests of our wonderful planet.
A collection of breathtaking animal and plant portraits and the short but meaningful and fascinating stories behind them.
A great book which I enjoyed much.
Chris Gager
May 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A stunner... and free! Picked up pretty much brand new at the town transfer station on Wednesday. I was looking this morning. Amazing photography...
Taylor Cayes
Sep 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Incredible photos that will blow you away no matter how much rainforest footage you've seen. Great insights into the workings of rainforest ecosystems as well.
Oct 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: enviromental
This books has fantastic photos and facts of a large number of exotic wildlife found throughout the Rainforest. Thomas Marent is an extraordinary photographer.
Jan 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Some of the most gorgeous pictures I've ever seen!
Jun 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nature
Gorgeous pictures and a CD to boot .... this book will make you want to book a trip to the rainforest of your choice!
Aug 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Breathtaking photos and informative captions!
Dec 08, 2006 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Nature Lovers
Shelves: science, animals
Breathtaking pics of the rainforest and its incredible occupants! Plus you get a CD of rainforest sounds. Fabulous addition to any coffee table!
Karen Gregory
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A really wonderful and interesting book.
Lulu Johnson
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite
The pictures in this book are amazing. I can't imagine the patience it must have taken to get some of the shots.
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