Mountain Light: In Search of the Dynamic Landscape

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Sierra Club Books, 1986 - Nature - 224 pages
The unique artistic vision of Galen Rowell, one of the world's greatest photographers, is presented in these spectacular landscapes. "The viewer's first reaction to these photographs is awe--they are sheer magic".--Publishers Weekly. 80 color photos.

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Rowell ( Mountains of the Middle Kingdom ) is preeminent among photographers of mountains. His creations carry extraordinary visual impact: the affinity for light that marks his personal vision is ... Read full review


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About the author (1986)

Rowell was born in Berkeley, California, in 1940, and now lives beside the park trails he often walked with his parents. He was scaling Sierra peaks by the age of ten, rock-climbing in Yosemite at sixteen, and had made over 100 first ascents by thirty.

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