November 16, 1986 |
Galen Rowell is one of the best nature photographers in the world. As might be expected, the photographs in these two books are truly spectacular. Page after page of breathtaking mountain scenes go by--the sort of thing you normally encounter only on fancy calendars. Either book would be worth the price for the pictures alone. All too often, publishers of coffee-table books with good photographs feel they don't have to pay much attention to the writing that makes up the rest.