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Deep nature : photographs from Iowa / photographs by Linda Scarth and Robert Scarth

by on December 21st, 2010
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Deep Nature is a beautiful book. The Scraths, Robert and Linda, have captured Iowa at its smallest and most exquisite. The book opens with an moving essay by ecologist John Pearson and then follows with seventy-five amazing photographs – photographs that seem so real you find yourself, or at least I did, reaching out and touching the page.

The photographs are of plants, animals and insects you may have never seen or seen and not realized they were there. There are photos of orchids and frogs, spiders and grasshoppers and butterflies. I have been lucky enough to attend a book lecture and signing by the Scarths at Prairie Lights. They shared with a rapt audience their method and showed photographs that weren’t included in the book.

Deep Nature is a magical book. It is a University of Iowa Press title and is just one of the many fine books the press has published in the last year. It is book to own and cherish and would make the perfect gift for anyone who appreciates Iowa, nature or photography.

3 Responses to “Deep nature : photographs from Iowa / photographs by Linda Scarth and Robert Scarth”

  1. elyse says:

    The Scarths are a lovely couple. They participated in the Iowa Author Fair and were as gentle as their photographs are beautiful.

  2. Matt Butler says:

    Hey it’s my old co-worker Linda! What an amazing reference librarian she was, had no idea she was a photographer too.

  3. Beth Daly says:

    I got this for Dan for Christmas. It was/is his favorite present this year.

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