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Title:
Exploring South America
ISBN:
9780517561348
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : C.N. Potter, ©1990.
Physical Description:
207 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Summary:
Contains striking color photographs of South America accompanied by stories of the author's experiences.
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South America suffers from a PR problem in terms of its image in North American eyes. One vast jungle with little or no differentiation from one country to another is the commonly held opinion. To the contrary, insists veteran travel and nature photographer McIntyre; and if one book can disabuse the norteamericano of the idea that South America offers little in the way of visual splendor and cultural diversity, his photographic journey around all four corners of this provocative continent fills the bill. From Brazil's rain forests, where the Indians' eons-old pristine existence is being threatend by encroachments of "civilization," to the caf-lined streets of Argentina's sophisticated capital, Buenos Aires, not unlike those of Paris and Rome, to Ecuador's majestic live volcanoes, and to the vast grasslands of the south-center of the continent, where cattle roam Texas style, the reader is ushered through South America's multiformity by way of a series of spectacular--but sensitive and never garish--photographs, which often fill double-page spreads. And--not incidentally--appearing at the beginning of chapters are essays giving background information on geographical, biological, and historical features and also highlighting McIntyre's own involvement in South America over the several decades of his explorations. Index. --Brad Hooper