Subterranea is a +200 pages long travel through the depths of the Earth, courtesy of Chris Fitch. After donning a rock-climbing helmet, Chris takes us on a worldwide tour featuring both natural and artificial caves, with an eye for the lesser-known ones.
Siobhan takes us on an aesthetic trip, featuring storefronts, boutiques, a hidden but glamorous corner. It’s a feast for the eyes, paired with interesting info and practical tips.
Did you know that ‘bee’ is a very generic term, encompassing 20k different species? Did you know that social bees are just a small fraction of a broader group of insects? Did you know that their only source of food is nectar and pollen? There are many misconceptions regarding bees, and this book helps setting them straight.
Abandoned London is all that and more. I don’t know if Katie Wignall shares my same habits, but her book is an ode to (London-based) urban explorers.
Backroads of the Great American West is delightful. Delightful. I asked for it the moment it dropped on Netgalley, expecting a wild ride (with pictures!) across the US, and I wasn’t disappointed.
SIML is a recount of Reginald’s life, sometimes told in first person and sometimes narrated with the help of his son, Malcolm. An avid photographer, Reginald traveled through the countryside and documented both life and trains. While I didn’t have the privilege to see his country shots (aw!), his railway ones are very nice.
Weather is the second book I’m reviewing for Amber Books, and I’m noticing a trend here: powerful pictures selected with care and paired with bite-sized, relevant information. It’s a format I appreciate, because it avoids infodumping on the reader - I’m a big fan of minimalism, you know. Teach me things without overwhelming me, just like Robert is doing here.
It took me a little while to organize my thoughts about Bison, a book I picked from Edelweiss. I was expecting photography with some info, and I got the reverse, a ton of info with some pictures. Chase and Audrey said, surprise! 😀
The concept behind BB is awesome. Exploring abandoned places, documenting their history, the state of disrepair they’re in while trying to capture a glimpse of their old splendor? It pushes all my buttons. In a good way.
The main theme is nature, the backdrop is (for the most part) the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, but there are various pictures taken elsewhere in the world. Iceland, Italian Dolomites, Scotland, Croatia - they all merge in a beautiful way. I checked the actual locations after I was done reading, that’s how I know; without it, I could have sworn they all came from the same park. The word ‘seamless’ was invented for TJB.