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Press Release- Our Beautiful, Fragile World

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Release from Rocky Nook

Contact: Rocky Nook, Inc. — (805) 687-8727 — Press@rockynook.com

Santa Barbara, CA-December 5th, 2013

Our Beautiful, Fragile World features a career-spanning look at the images of photojournalist Peter Essick, taken while on assignment for National Geographic magazine. In this book, Essick showcases a diverse series of photographs from some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world and documents major contemporary environmental issues, such as climate change and nuclear waste.

Each photograph is accompanied by informative highlights from the research Essick completed for the story, his personal experiences while on each assignment, as well as commentary on the photographic challenges and decisions made for each image. Our Beautiful, Fragile World takes the reader on a journey around the globe, from the Oulanka National Park near the Arctic Circle in Finland to the Adelie penguin breeding grounds in Antarctica.

Our Beautiful, Fragile World will interest photographers of all skill levels, and it carries an important message about conservation. The photographs—some breathtaking and others heartbreaking—provide a compelling look at our environment that will resonate with people of all ages who care about the state of our natural world.

Foreword by Jean-Michel Cousteau.

About the author:

Recently named by Outdoor Photography magazine as one of the 40 most influential nature photographers, Peter Essick has traveled extensively over the last two decades, photographing around the world. He is a working photojournalist, but his photographs move beyond mere documentation; they reveal the spiritual and emotional aspects of nature and the impact of development on the landscape.

Essick has been a frequent contributor to National Geographic magazine for 25 years, where he has produced 40 feature articles on an array of topics. Some of his favorite and most rewarding stories have been on Inner Japan, the National Wilderness Preservation System, the carbon cycle, global warming, and global freshwater. Recent stories include a June 2010 cover piece on Greenland and a story on the Ansel Adams Wilderness in the October 2011 issue.

Essick has a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri. He is represented by the Lumiere gallery in Atlanta and by Aurora Photos. He lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia with his wife, Jackie and son, Jalen.

Our Beautiful, Fragile World

Peter Essick
Published by Rocky Nook

978-1-937538-34-7,

124 pages, $34.95 US, $36.95 CA

Hard Cover 10″x8″

About Rocky Nook

Rocky Nook is a leading publisher of books written by photographers for photographers. Rocky Nook boasts a collection of top-selling titles by renowned authors from around the world, covering a variety of photography topics, including composition, fine art, cutting-edge technology, and instruction manuals. Rocky Nook titles deliver premier content that helps beginning through professional photographers master the art, craft, and technology of photography.

Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, Rocky Nook is closely associated with dpunkt.verlag, a German publisher of computer and digital photography books.