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“The book, a coffee table-like hardback with otherworldly photography, is visually arresting but also an educator about the wildest system in the country.” –CNN
“…astonishing artwork exposing the undercover beauty of the nation’s hidden natural wonders that will move readers far beyond their familiarity with the Redwood forests or Half Dome Yosemite...promises to leave viewers gasping at every page.” –The Federalist
“The National Parks get all the love, but if you really want to commune with nature and not a stampede of RVs, try a National Wildlife Refuge.” – The Wall Street Journal
“His photographs of the islands are transporting, as are so many of his images of our refuges and the wildlife that make their home within them.” – Earth Island Journal
“Among other adventures, the book captures the extraordinary marine life in the Pacific Remote Islands and Rose Atoll Marine National Monuments and Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument… readers will be inspired to put on not just their hiking boots but their snorkel fins, too!” – Marine Conservation Institute
Ansel Adams Award–winning photographer Ian Shive shows you the largest network of protected lands and waters in the world, the National Wildlife Refuge System.
From the rugged reaches of Kenai, Alaska, to the vibrant coral reefs of the Palmyra Atoll, the National Wildlife Refuge System is dedicated to the preservation of America’s natural habitats. Through the lens of Ian Shive, recipient of the Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography, Refuge will show you the greatest of these landscapes and wildlife, including the migratory birds of Midway Atoll, the golden prairies of the Rocky Flats, and more.
· Learn from America’s leading experts. Includes essays from top environmental and conservation organizations such as the National Wildlife Refuge Association, Earth Island Institute, and the Arctic Refuge Defense Campaign, giving you the context that you need to appreciate these natural wonders.
· Plan your own journey. A refuge map and index of traversable locations allows you to start planning your trip of a lifetime to these hallowed refuges.
· Over 300 awe-inspiring images will let you experience more than 40 refuges right from your coffee table, including Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Rachel Carson NWR, Bayou Sauvage NWR, Valle de Oro NWR, National Elk Refuge, and more.
· The perfect addition to your home library, this large-format, deluxe book will make your coffee table or bookshelf shine.
· Earth Aware Editions will plant two trees for each tree used in the manufacturing of Refuge, in association with our partnering organization Roots of Peace.
About the Author
Ian Shive is an award-winning conservation photographer, author, educator, film producer, and environmental advocate as well as a recipient of the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography. Shive’s images have appeared in hundreds of publications, including National Geographic, Outside, Backpacker, Nature Conservancy, Smithsonian, and more.