cloth, 139 pp., $34.95
Sensitive landscape portraits featuring the woodlands and waterways of Michigan are the focus of interest in this collection of visual imagery by the nationally recognized nature photographers Ron Leonetti and Christopher Jordan. The artistic quality of their work, from a close-up study of tree bark to the grandeur of a vivid sunset over Lake Michigan raises this compilation of 140 stunning color photographs far above the usual coffee table book. It is a testament to the beauty of nature, as well as praise for those who seek to preserve it.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden