Passionate Vision: Discovering Canada's National Parks

Paperback | February 21, 2008

byRoberta Bondar

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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.

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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 for...

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 Instit...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 11 × 10 × 0.67 inPublished:February 21, 2008Publisher:Douglas And McIntyre (2013) Ltd.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1553653793

ISBN - 13:9781553653790

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Table of Contents

Foreword by The Rt. Hon. Pierre Elliott TrudeauAcknowledgementsIntroduction by Roberta BondarIntroduction by Ann ThomasMap of Canada's National ParksPassionate Vision--photographsList of Plates