Mother’s day has passed, but there is still time to shop for dads and grads. Our final sale this month features two books of beautiful photography:
The Art of the Missouri Capitol and The Galápagos, both 30% off!
Use code PBH16 at our website or call 800-621-2736.
Offer good for one week, May 23-31
After fire destroyed Missouri’s capitol in 1911, voters approved a bond issue to construct a new statehouse. The tax to pay the bonds produced a one-million-dollar surplus, leaving a vast amount of money to decorate the new building. A special commission of art-minded Missourians employed some of the nation’s leading painters and sculptors to create powerful and often huge pieces of art to adorn Missouri’s most important new structure.
The Galápagos: Exploring Darwin’s Tapestry
Hardcover, regularly $49.95, now $34.95
With an extensive background in ornithology and evolutionary ecology, and a lifetime of experience as a naturalist and a photographer, John Hess has produced a celebration of these “Enchanted Islands.” After describing the islands’ origins and the complex of physical forces that make the Galápagos so remarkable, Hess turns his attention to the most prominent habitats on the islands and to the plants and animals found there. He then focuses on the animals most encountered by visitors, animals that Hess presents as Galápagos royalty: the flightless cormorant, the marine iguana, the Galápagos tortoise, and others. A photo essay for each of these species provides the reader with an intimate look at their physical and behavioral adaptations, and the accompanying text offers insight into their lives, showing that each of them is a unique and priceless evolutionary achievement.