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Perito Moreno National Park

Perito Moreno National Park

By (photographer) Antonio Vizcaino
Foreword by Douglas Tompkins

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  • Perito Moreno National Park is an icon of Patagonia and named in honour of revered early conservationist Perito Moreno, the "John Muir of Argentina"
  • As grand as the natural area it celebrates, the book presents a stunning collection of images of the park by renowned landscape photographer Antonio Vizcaíno
  • This book offers an armchair tour of one of the world's most scenic and unsullied landscapes
  • Legendary businessman and philanthropist Douglas Tompkins (founder of The North Face) contributes the book's foreword
  • All proceeds from the book go toward conservation efforts at Perito Moreno National Park
Full Description
Where the windswept Patagonian steppe meets the Andes, and the massive unclimbed south wall of Cerro San Lorenzo looks down on the Lacteo Valley, a visitor understands: Perito Moreno National Park is stronghold of wild nature. In a region so alluring that is has become synonymous with beauty at the end of the Earth, Perito Moreno National Park is an icon of Patagonia. Named in honour of revered early conservationist Perito Moreno, the "John Muir of Argentina", this relatively little-visited park is a magnet for intrepid travellers and ambitious alpinists. As grand as the natural area it celebrates, Parque Nacional Perito Moreno presents a stunning collection of images of the park by renowned landscape photographer Antonio Vizcaíno. With supporting essays from experts on the park's natural and cultural history, this elegant volume offers an armchair tour of one of the world's most scenic and unsullied landscapes. Legendary businessman and philanthropist Douglas Tompkins (founder of The North Face) contributes the book's foreword. In a dramatic gesture that expanded the park in 2013, Tompkins donated a key private inholding in Perito Moreno to the Argentine National Parks Administration. For all who dream of Patagonia, Parque Nacional Perito Moreno is a ticket into the heart of the wild. Text in Spanish.
About the Author
A professional nature photographer, editor, and conservationist, Antonio Vizcaino uses beauty to help foster a new culture that respects the value of nature. He lives in Mexico City, Mexico. Douglas Tompkins is an American environmentalist, prominent landowner, conservationist and a former businessman. He lives in Santiago, Chile.
Specifications
Publisher
ORO Editions
ISBN
9781939621191
Published
15th Jan 2015
Binding
Hardback
Size
349 mm x 349 mm
Pages
280 Pages
Illustrations
140 color, b&w
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