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Butterflies

Weird Butterflies and Moths

Thomas Marent (Photographer), Ronald Orenstein (Author)

There are more than 200,000 species of butterflies and moths. Many, in fact, are still uncategorized. This fascinating book reveals a rare and close up look at the odd beauty and behavior of some of the strangest of these tiny creatures. Despite their large numbers, the world of these particularly weird insects exists largely hidden from our view. Included in the book are some of the most interesting species from North and South America, Europe, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand and beyond. Readers will be introduced into the world of the butterfly with images demonstrating how these paper-thin winged miracles of nature adapt and survive against all odds, which include predators, weather and humanity's willful destruction of habitat.

ISBN: 978-1770858145
Pages: 64 pages
Publication date: October 1st, 2016
Publisher: Firefly Books

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Butterflies

Butterflies

Thomas Marent, Ronald Orenstein

Here are some of the most colorful, spectacular and sometimes weird examples of the world's butterflies and moths. From the common swallowtail to the iridescent blue morpho, Thomas Marent's stunning photographs provide a close-up view of the remarkable family of insects known as Lepidoptera. The macro photography complements the enlightening text written by zoologist Ronald Orenstein, who explains the scientific curiosities of these amazing insects. He makes clear how to differentiate between butterflies and moths; how caterpillars camouflage themselves; and how their feeding strategies and evolutionary adaptations help them prevail in the wild.

Examples include such seldom-seen species as the green dragontail (Indonesia), Mexican kite-swallowtail (Costa Rica), the alpine black swallowtail (China) and European sulphurs. Among the many anatomical characteristics profiled are the purpose and differences between butterfly and moth antennae (smell, communication and feel); how some butterflies are amazing mimics, appearing to the untrained eye as nectar-feeding hummingbirds; and how the patterns on their wings, depending on the species, may be spots that make the insects look like larger critters to their predators.

ISBN: 978-1-77085-580-9
Pages: 240, 250 images aprox.
Publication date: September 17th, 2015
Publisher: Firefly Books

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Like Us: Encounters with Primates

Like Us: Encounters with Primates

Thomas Marent, Fritz Jantschke

Our nearest relatives are more alike than you think! Through his lens, photographer Thomas Marent has captured more than 130 species of primates, mostly in their natural environments. These beautiful creatures, from Congolese mountain gorillas, to South American capuchin monkeys, to mouse lemurs in Madagascar, truly reveal their personalities in these images. Their profound—and surprisingly human—relationships with each other will change your perception of primates forever.

Informative text by zoologist Fritz Jantschke, as well as an introduction by Dirk Steffens, Ambassador of the Jane Goodall-Institute Germany, enhance our understanding of the animals' behavior.

Format: 24,5 x 30,5 cm, Hardcover
ISBN: 978-8-85440-890-6
Pages: 240, 250 images aprox.
Publication date: October 7, 2014
Publisher: White Star Publishers

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All in a Rainforest Day

All in a Rainforest Day

Ellen B. Senisi (Author), Monica Maxwell-Paegle (Editor), Thomas Marent (Photographer)

All in a Rainforest Day opens up the wonders of the rainforest to children ages 3-8.

Compelling photography by rainforest specialist Thomas Marent and charming text by author Ellen B. Senisi move children through a magical day, learning about the animals, plants, and climate of the tropical rainforest.

ISBN: 978-0991233700
Pages: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Edtechlens Publishing LLC

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Life In The Wild

Life In The Wild

Thomas Marent (30% of images) & Scubazoo

From the exquisite fragility of butterflies to the might and majesty of humpback whales, explore the incredible diversity of life on Earth in this lavishly illustrated celebration of the animal kingdom. Packed with awe-inspiring images of hundreds of species from some of the world’s top wildlife photographers.

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781405348119
Size: 25.2 x 30.1cm
Number of pages: 360
Publication date: Oct 1,  2009
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley

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Rainforest

Rainforest

The first book “Rainforest” was published on August 21, 2006. It includes a CD with natural sound of the rainforest.It's available in 15 different languages.

This collection of Thomas Marent's images, 16 years in the making, brings alive the sheer and awe-inspiring beauty of the rainforest.

Sting - founding patron, The Rainforest Foundation

Prepare to make tiny gasps of awe as you turn the pages of Rainforest and Thomas Marent's photographs confront you with the jaw-dropping beauty of jungles all over the planet.

O, The Oprah Magazine

Rainforests are the most complex, productive, dynamic and diverse places on Earth. In this stunning volume these largely unexplored ecosystems are revealed through the spectacular photography of Thomas Marent, a self-taught photographer who has dedicated half his life to capturing images of rainforest life.

Arranged thematically into four sections exploring the ways in which different life forms co-exist Includes a 70-minute CD featuring the amazing sounds from the rainforest Features up-close views of the plants, trees, reptiles, birds, amphibians, insects and mammals of the rainforest. Over 16 years in the making, Marent has travelled across 5 continents and dedicated half his life to capturing the astonishing variety and fascinating behaviour of rainforest life - from flesh-eating army ants and poisonous frogs to the vast colonies of technicolour butterflies that flutter high in the canopy.

Follow Marent's journey through the pictures and discover the personal stories behind these exceptional photographs."Publishing house Dorling Kindersley

Format: Hardback / Paperback
ISBN: 978-0756619404
Size: 31 x 26 x 2,8 cm
Number of pages: 360
Publication date: August 21, 2006
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley

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Butterfly

Butterfly

From a butterfly’s first struggle to free itself from the chrysalis and take flight, to the life-and-death dramas of courtship, reproduction, protection and defence, Thomas Marent’s outstanding photography is a celebration of these remarkable creatures and a extraordinary portrait of some of the 165,000 species spread over almost every region of the world.

Accompanying more than 500 photographs of butterflies and moths, Thomas shares his personal experiences of studying these insects in their natural habitats, resulting in a book that will open your eyes to the wonders of life on the wing.

Format: Hardcover / Paperback
ISBN: 978-0756633400
Size: 30 x 25 x 3.3 cm
Number of pages: 280
Publication date: March 17, 2008
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley

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Frog

Frog

A Photographic Portrait
Thomas Marent - Photographer
Tom Jackson - Author

Frog is a celebration of the fascinating range of the planet’s frogs and toads. Published to coincide with Amphibian Ark’s “Year of the Frog” and designed to build awareness of environmental change causing many species of amphibians to disappear at an alarming rate. The aim of the year’s campaign is to generate awareness to the greatest species conservation challenge in history.

Format: Hardcover / Paperback
ISBN: 978-0756641320
Size: 30 x 25 x 3 cm
Number of pages: 280
Publication date: September 1, 2008
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley

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