"Butterfly" by Thomas Marent
Easton Press, Norwalk CT. 2000 "Butterfly" by Thomas Marent. Luxuriously bound in full genuine leather. Limited Edition. Over-sized deluxe collector's edition. Sealed without any visible flaws.
Book Dimensions: 12" x 10" x 1"
About the book
From a butterfly's first struggle to free itself from the chrysalis and take flight, to the life-and-death dramas of courtship, reproduction, protection and defence, Thomas Marent's photography is a celebration of these remarkable creatures and a portrait of some of the 165,000 species spread over almost every region of the world.
Featuring more than 500 photographs taken on location around the globe of living insects in their natural habitats with personal stories from the photographer, Butterfly captures 16 year's worth of travel over five continents for an up-close view of the astonishing variety and behavior of the world's butterflies and moths.
Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:
* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations
About the Author
Thomas Marent started photographing natural history subjects, particularly birds and butterflies, in the mountains of his native Switzerland, and has dedicated nearly half of his life to recording butterflies across five continents. He is the author of DK's Rainforest and Frog.
Thomas Marent was born in 1966 in Baden, Switzerland. During his childhood he developed a strong fascination for nature and wildlife. When he bought his first camera at the age of 16, he became as passionate about photography.
At the age of 23, Marent first set foot into a rainforest in Australia: “It was rainy season and the forest was bursting with life. It was hot, humid, noisy and completely exhilarating, but most exciting of all was the wildlife. I was immediately hooked. There and then, I made up my mind to explore rainforests throughout the world”. And so he did. Since that first expedition, he has explored rainforests all over the world.
His initial dream was to publish a book on his work. Around 1996, at the age of 30, Marent started to publish his photographs in numerous magazines, books and calendars. A formerly intensive hobby gradually developed into a thriving career as a wildlife photographer. His first book “Rainforest” was published in September 2006 and became a success: By now it has already been translated into 15 languages. Following that, in 2007 he published “Butterfly", in 2008 “Frog" and in 2009 “Life in the Wild". His latest book is dedicated to the rainforest primates all over the world.
Beside his work as a photographer he also does monitoring work in Switzerland with butterflies, drangonflies and grasshoppers. Since 2013, he guides wildlife photography tours to different tropical destinations.
So far, Marent's dream to do a book on rainforests has come true. But a more important wish of him is a future for his beloved subject. “To me, rainforests are the greatest treasures on earth, and I think it is tragic that we are losing them just as we are beginning to appreciate their true value. We not only have the power to destroy these beautiful and important habitats, we also have the power and the responsibility to protect and preserve them”.
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