Author: McBride Pete
Package Dimensions: 0x203x567
Number Of Pages: 208
Release Date: 28-09-2021
Details: Product Description
In a world ever more congested and polluted with both toxins and noise, award-winning photographer Pete McBride takes readers on a once-in-a-lifetime escape to find places of peace and quiet—a pole-to-pole, continent-by-continent quest for the soul.
We tend to think of silence as the absence of sound, but it is actually the void where we can hear the sublime notes of nature. Here, photographer Pete McBride reveals the wonders of these hushed places in spectacular imagery—from the thin-air flanks of Mount Everest to the depths of the Grand Canyon, from the high-altitude vistas of the Atacama to the African savannah, and from the Antarctic Peninsula to the flowing waters of the Ganges and Nile.
These places remind us of the magic of being “truly away” and how such places are vanishing. Often showing beauty from vantages where no other photographer has ever stood, this is a seven-continent visual tour of global quietude—and the power in nature’s own sounds—that will both inspire and calm.
“With striking images and thoughtful essays, McBride’s book, captures two under-appreciated but increasingly important elements of our world: the power of silence and the magic of natural sounds.” —PAUL NICKLEN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CONTRIBUTOR AND FOUNDER OF SEALEGACY
“Pete McBride’s journey and imagery stirs the soul. With astute observation, this spectacular book asks us to slow down, observe the exquisite moments all around us and listen to the poetry and wisdom in nature.” —AMI VITALE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHER AND FILMMAKER
“Capturing light is an important talent for any photographer. Capturing the magic of nature, especially the moments when stillness and silence suspend a moment in time and space, that is art, and Pete McBride is the best at conveying that feeling on a page. This book is pure magic!” —CRISTINA MITTERMEIER, PHOTOGRAPHER AND FOUNDER OF SEALEGACY
“The COVID-19 pandemic and associated global border closings have made us value more than ever the astonishing wonder of travel, remembering when we were once able to wander the world at will. So the timing of a remarkable new book—Seeing Silence: The Beauty of the World’s Most Quiet Places by award-winning photographer and filmmaker Pete McBride—is perfectly poised to be published this month as a mesmerizing tribute to wanderlust and a soothing gift for those who miss the bliss of the beyond. This 216-page, lavishly photographed and compellingly written ode to off-the-beaten-path treasures focuses not on the total absence of sound, but rather the serene whispers and the significant stirrings of nature.
An easy, engaging read, Seeing Silence brims aplenty with descriptions of McBride’s adventures—such as swimming with orcas in Norway, trekking to Mount Everest and trudging through swampy Amazonian jungles in Peru with British explorer and TV personality Ed Stafford. Across seven continents, from North to South poles, McBride has artfully zoomed his camera lenses at scores of exquisitely singular spots, some of which are virgin terrain, where no other photographer has tread. With an inviting foreword penned by author and environmentalist Bill McKibben and a thoughtful prologue written by activist, adventurer, author and motivational speaker Erik Weihenmayer (the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest), Seeing Silence shares insights about exceptional escapes and bolsters our heart-felt longing for the restorative balm that comes from traversing fresh horizons.” —FORBES
“Seeing Silence by fellow photographer and explorer Pete McBride is a remarkably timely and compelling ode to off-the-beaten-path treasures and the magic of silence and natural sounds—a tonic we all love and need, but often forget amidst the hustle and din of our mechanized world.”—JIMMY CHIN, ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR OF
FREE SOLO AND
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHER
“In the search for the last quiet places, McBride’s work has stood as a be