Paradise — Costa Rica. This is a 10 x 10 inch full color,
200 page coffee-table photo book. It shows captivating examples of wildlife and
scenes a traveler might have seen or hope to see in Costa Rica and in some cases
other Central American countries. It can be a souvenir, a resource for travel, a
wildlife reference, or simply a beautiful coffee table conversation piece. It
captures the Costa Rica’s great biodiversity through stunning photographs from
many different areas. It was prepared in collaboration with Costa Rican
photographer Marco Saborio who was able to add a unique local perspective. The
book includes many birds because they are of such great interest and so often
sought after, but it also shows butterflies, reptiles, mammals, and scenes of
great beauty. It is not a guide book nor is it heavy on biology; its emphasis is
on beautiful photography with locations and interesting information provided
about each subject.
Conservationist Archie Carr III of WCS had this to say about the
book in its foreword: "It must be in the artistry. How else do you
explain the freshness and luminosity of this, another book of photographic
images of the wildlife and landscapes of Costa Rica? I’m convinced the book
works because of the skill and soul of the two authors. They are artists, and
for me, this book is like Costa Rica all over again."
The book was published by Brio Books of Minneapolis, MN and was
printed and bound by Walsworth Book Group of Marceline, MO. It was released nationwide in the Spring of
2012. Unfortunately, Brio Books went bankrupt in late 2012. The book was
that taken over by Nature Arts Press and is now distributed by Atlas
Books. It is also available at some locations in Costa Rica and in
northern New Jersey at Book Ends in
Ridgewood and Wild Birds Unlimited in
Paramus. The price is $40 plus tax and shipping. It is also available on-line at
& Noble, and through many other fine outlets.
Contributor to: In the Presence of Nature: Celery Farm Natural Area in
Allendale, NJ, by Jim Wright and Jerry Barrack, Camino Books, 2003.
Co-Authored with Jim Wright and Jerry Barrack: Duck
Enough to Fly, In
the Presence of Nature Books, 2005 (also available from authors).
Co-Authored with Jim Wright and Jerry Barrack: Jungle of the
of Texas Press, 2006.
given for these books are to Amazon, but they are available from other sources
Numerous private books have been prepared documenting my work and travel.
Transfer to Nature Arts Press for more
information regarding availability and ordering of books.