Best Annie Griffiths books

A Camera, Two Kids, and a Camel: My Journey in Photographs

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In a unique publishing event that’s perfectly timed for Mother’s Day, National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths Belt discloses the secrets of a peripatetic life...revealing in often hilarious detail how she managed to juggle two children, bulky cases of camera equipment and everything needed for a nurturing family life as she traveled to far-flung destinations around the world.

Belt was one of the first female photographers hired at the National Geographic Society. When her children were born, she kept right on going—and this book is a loving compendium of the wisdom she gained. It chronicles three decades of international travel, a moveable family, and the art she created along the way. Belt shares intimate moments, lessons learned from other women and men she met, and all the fun and heartache of the experience. Her quirky sense of humor and many touching stories will delight and excite readers who are making and maintaining career decisions for themselves and their families.

In addition to its value as a collection of emotionally rich photographs, A Camera, Two Kids, and a Camel will find wide appeal as a unique and meaningful gift for Mother’s Day, birthdays, and many other occasions.

National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs (National Geographic Collectors Series)

Annie Griffiths

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Now in mini format: National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs takes readers on a spectacular visual journey through some of the most stunning photographs to be found in National Geographic’s famed Image Collection. Award-winning photographer Annie Griffiths culled the images to reflect the many variations on the universal theme of beauty. Chapters are organized around the aesthetic concepts that create beauty in a photograph: Light, Composition, Moment (Gesture and Emotion), Motion, Palette, and Wonder.

Beyond the introduction and brief essays about each featured concept, the text is light. The photographs speak for themselves, enhanced by lyrical quotes from scholars and poets. In the chapter on Light, for example, we read these words of whimsical wisdom from songwriter Leonard Cohen: “Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the lights get in.” And then the images flow, of light entering scenes through windows, clouds, and spotlights, from above, alongside, and behind, casting radiance upon young ballerinas and weathered men, into groves of autumn trees and island-dotted seas, revealing everything it touches to be beautiful beyond expectation.

To illuminate the theme of Wonder, Griffiths chose a wish from Andre Bazin: “If I had influence with the good fairy...I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.” This thought is juxtaposed with an exquisite vision in white, a frame filled with the snowy-pure dots and rays of a bird’s fan tail. And on it goes, picture after tantalizing picture, alive with wondrous beauty.

When she created National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs, Annie Griffiths set two goals: to maximize visual delight, and to create a book unique in the world of publishing—one in which many of the photographs could be purchased as prints. She has succeeded on both counts. Many of these stunning images are available for order, and there can be no doubt as to the visual delight. You must open this book for yourself, and take in its radiant beauty.

National Geographic Stunning Photographs

Annie Griffiths

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Capturing the moment in which a firecracker explodes into a burst of electric energy or the last rays of the sun as it stretches across a red-rock valley, certain special photos offer an unrivalled conduit to the world around us. Shot by National Geographic's most renowned photographers and peppered throughout with inspiring quotations, Stunning Photographs is a vibrant tapestry of images that showcases the medium's ability to reveal extraordinary moments of wit and discovery, harmony and intimacy, energy and joy. Definitive, striking, and always unstaged, the remarkable pictures in this book will appeal to all who want to enjoy the smorgasbord of colors, textures, and sensations that comprise the fabric of everyday life.

National Geographic Kids Guide to Photography: Tips & Tricks on How to Be a Great Photographer From the Pros & Your Pals at My Shot

Nancy Honovich

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In the age of smartphones and selfies, why not learn from the pros how to take great photos to share with friends and family! Here's a fun, fact-filled, kid-friendly guide that is jam-packed with all the essentials for budding photographers. From how to set up a shot and stage the lighting and from the best software to short assignments, you'll learn all the important photographic concepts and basics of equipment, lighting aperture, lenses, depth of field, and more. This wide-ranging book also has sections devoted to composition and photographing different subjects (animals, people, sports, landscapes). Before and after shots offer visual explanations while tips and photographs from National Geographic photographers are featured throughout, making this the best photography guide out there today for children (and adult beginners too!).

Life in Color: National Geographic Photographs (National Geographic Collectors Series)

Susan Hitchcock

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"The world is a wonder of color. Remarkable images by National Geographic photographers entice us to take notice in a whole new way." --House Beautiful

Life in Color 
is arranged by color in a rainbow of beauty. Each chapter begins with a short, inspiring essay that explores the qualities, meaning, and symbolism of that color. Throughout, interesting quotes and surprising short insights in the captions give the reader an entirely new look at the color in the world around us. Chock full of amazing images, this eye-pleasing volume is now available in a mini edition.

National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs by Annie Griffiths (2010-10-19)

Annie Griffiths

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Last Stand: America's Virgin Lands

Barbara Kingsolver

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From the tallgrass prairies of Kansas to the Alaskan tundra and the desert Southwest, a dedicated novelist and conservationist teams up with an acclaimed photographer to capture America's endangered virgin lands and wilderness, offering an evocative look at the spirit and beauty of these diverse landscapes and a determined call for their preservation.

Wild Horse Annie and the Last of the Mustangs: The Life of Velma Johnston

David Cruise

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In 1950, Velma Johnston was a thirty-eight-year-old secretary enroute to work near Reno, Nevada, when she came upon a truck of battered wild horses that had been rounded up and were to be slaughtered for pet food. Shocked and angered by this gruesome discovery, she vowed to find a way to stop the cruel round-ups, a resolution that led to a life-long battle that would pit her against ranchers and powerful politicians but eventually win her support and admiration around the world. This is the first biography to tell her courageous true story . . . Like Dian Fossey, Jane Goodall, or Temple Grandin, Velma Johnston dedicated her life to public awareness and protection of animals. Wild Horse Annie and the Last of the Mustangs follows Velma from her childhood, in which she was disfigured by polio, to her dangerous vigilante-style missions to free captured horses and document round-ups, through the innovative and exhaustive grassroots campaign which earned her the nickname "Wild Horse Annie" and led to Congress passing the "Wild Horse Annie Bill" to her friendship with renowned children's author and horse-lover Marguerite Henry . . . A powerful combination of adventure, history, and biography, Wild Horse Annie and the Last of the Mustangs beautifully captures the romance and magic of wild horses and the character of the strong-willed woman who made their survival her legacy . . .

Life in Colour: National Geographic Photographs

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"The world is a wonder of color. Remarkable images by National Geographic photographers entice us to take notice in a whole new way." --House Beautiful
 
Life in Colour is arranged by colour in a rainbow of beauty. Each chapter, devoted to a colour, begins with a short, inspiring essay that explores the qualities, meaning, and symbolism of that colour, written in the same warm and lovely voice that guided the reader through Visions of Earth. Colour chapters include photographs that are predominantly blue, orange, green, yellow, purple and red. Smaller sections present images in silver, brown, black, gold, white, and "unseen color"--not seen with the naked eye, such as laser, the universe, and microscopic images. Throughout, interesting quotes and surprising short insights in the captions give the reader an entirely new look at the colour in the world around us. Chock full of beautiful, amazing, fun images, this eye-pleasing volume is sure to appeal to a wide variety of people, most especially to women.

Historic Preservation, The Magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, v. 35, no. 1, January / February 1983

Arthur Magida

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Nonfiction: magazine devoted to preserving historical sites. This issue includes: Grand Hotels: Return of the Uncommonplace - from the record-breaking $55-million restoration of Seattle's Four Seasons Olympic to the $12 million spent on the Copley Plaza in Boston, grand hotels from coast to coast are going back to work -- and preservationists, entrepreneurs and travelers are cheering; David Bonderman, Esq.: Preservation's Unsentimental Hero - even his friends joke about his highly colorful ties and equally "conspicuous brilliance" but the record of this Washington, D.C. attorney says it all, from his celebrated brief on behalf of Grand Central Station in Manhattan to his work in creating Washington's ironclad preservation ordinance; Saving the Chesapeake's Legendary Lore - in picturesque St. Michaels, MD., an energetic ex-sailor named James Holt steers the popular Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum on a course straight and true: preserving the world of the watermen; Racing Against Oblivion: The Historic American Buildings Survey - founded in 1933 to put unemployed draftsmen, architects and photographers to work, this tiny program has quietly compiled a priceless archive of American buildings -- many no longer standing; Love at First Site in St. Paul - a once grand Victorian house, its windows boarded, its ornamentation and hardware scavenged, captivates a passing couple; Why I Like Old Things - with tongue firmly in cheek, the author shares his pet theory about America's love affair with its heritage