The Spirit of the Mountains (Hardback)
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The Spirit of the Mountains (Hardback)

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Hardback 296 Pages / Published: 30/10/2017
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The Spirit of the Mountains' presents the best photographs submitted to the International Mountain Summit (IMS) photography contest from 2011 to 2016. More than 130 stunning images display mountains around the world in their many manifestations from the violent spectacle of a volcanic eruption to a flower-painted valley. Above them all lies the eternal universe, now clouds, now stars, in darkness and light, embellished with northern lights, rainbows, slashes of lightning. But more than all of that, 'The Spirit of the Mountains' is a heart-stopping reminder that we humans are absurdly insignificant in nature's design. The photographs are organized into the contest's four categories: Mountain Nature, Mountain Action, Mountain Faces, and Mountain Aerial, which in 2016 allowed the use of drones for the first time. There are mountains in the book from every continent - Half Dome, Yosemite; K2, second only to Everest; Kangchendzonga, Nepal-India; Kirkjufell, Iceland; Mitre Peak, New Zealand; Koryaksky, Russia; Sassolungo, Italy; the very active volcano, Mount Slamet, Indonesia; Tepuy Roraima, Venezuela - and many more. 'The Spirit of the Mountains' is the English edition of the German-language 'Der Atem der Berge', which in 2016 won the ITB Book Award as 'best illustrated travel book of the year' at the ITB Berlin Travel Trade Show, the world's largest tourism convention. The International Mountain Summit (IMS) is an independent and international festival of mountaineers, alpinists, climbers and other mountain enthusiasts and photographers established in 2009 by Markus Gaiser and Alex Ploner. The annual IMS Photo Contest draws participation from more than 12,000 photographers in nearly 100 countries.

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781770859807
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 1 g
Dimensions: 279 x 228 mm


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Will be an appreciated gift for any library!--Ann Coombs"Ann Coombs Annual Holiday Gift Guide List 2017" (11/01/2017)
The Spirit of the Mountains collection is a heart-stopping reminder that humans are but a very small part of nature's grand design.--Nature's Best Photography Magazine (05/01/2018)
A magnificent volume of truly memorable images, "The Spirit of the Mountains" is unreservedly recommended for personal, professional, community, and academic library Contemporary Photography collections.--Midwest Book Review (11/01/2017)
This stunning collection of the best photos from the International Mountain Summit's photography contests transports readers to some of the world's most storied peaks and places of transcendent beauty... The text for each image is brief, but in this case, the images really do speak volumes.-- (02/12/2018)

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