From the Publisher
With more than 10,000 copies sold, Passionate Vision endures as
a pictorial collection that leads us on a journey from Gwaii Haanas
in the west to Terra Nova in the east, Point Pelee in the south to
Quttinirpaaq in the north. Dr. Roberta Bondar-one of Canada''s most
celebrated explorers-presents an exquisite photographic portrait of
forty-one national parks, revealing the essence of Canada''s
rugged, intricate and fragile natural endowment.
More than 100 full-colour photographs plus six stunning images
from space are interwoven with lyrical quotations about the land by
explorers, poets, ecologists and naturalists and short captions
about the diversity of the country''s natural areas. Ann Thomas,
Curator of Photography at the National Gallery of Canada, situates
these images in the long tradition of landscape photography with a
brief essay. To this narrative, Dr. Bondar adds her own story: her
vision of blending interests in science and photography and her
unique perspective of Canada, a largely unexplored and delicate
wilderness within a wider universe.
About the Author
Dr. Roberta Bondar became the first Canadian woman
to fly in space, aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 1992. A
neurologist, scientist and pilot, she holds the NASA Space Medal
and is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Laureate of the
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. She studied professional nature
photography at the Brooks Institute of Photography in California.
She lives in Toronto.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: February 21, 2008
Publisher: D&M Publishers Inc
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1553653793
ISBN - 13: 9781553653790