Multcolib Picks: Beautiful creatures
Annotation:A National Geographic title about a part of the Hawaiian islands that is a nature preserve. Only researchers are allowed to visit, so this book is likely as close as you’ll ever get to this amazing place.
Annotation:Instead of high definition shots in which you can see every hair and wrinkle, Horenstein focuses on flickers, snippets, and blurred outlines of animals. Much more intimate than your typical wildlife photography.
Annotation:Life reconfigures itself in myriad, exuberant, and often bioluminescent forms in this look at the creatures of the deep sea.
Annotation:A collection of photos of extinct animals. The pictures of an ivory-billed woodpecker perching on a naturalist’s hat are standouts.
Annotation:If you suffer from a bit of ophidiophobia like myself, turning each page of this volume will give you a jolt as you confront one slithering set of fangs after another.