Welcome to Nature Arts Press.  Our current release, from April 2012, is Nature's Paradise ó Costa Rica.  It  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 Ricaís great biodiversity through stunning photographs from many different areas

The book is the work of two photographers, Douglas Goodell of Ridgewood New Jersey, and Marco Saborio of Costa Rica, 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 the Wildlife Conservation Society 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? Iím 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 originally published in 2012 by Brio Books of Minneapolis, MN; it was printed and bound by Walsworth Book Group of Marceline, MO. In September 2012 Brio Books went bankrupt and the book was transferred to Nature Arts Press with ISBN 978-0-9838132-0-0.  As of May 1, 2013 it will be distributed by AtlasBooks, a division of BookMasters, Inc, in Ashland, Ohio. which now handles trade and individual distributions (see below).   Some retail copies from the Brio distribution may still be available at locations in Costa Rica and in northern New Jersey at Book Ends in Ridgewood and Wild Birds Unlimited in Paramus. The cover price is $40 plus tax and shipping, if applicable. Reviews, several page previews, and national sellers can be found  by clicking here.  More images and information can also be found on the Facebook page: DougGoodellPhotos.

At this point, trade and individual copies of the book are available through AtlasBooks. For further information about the book, speaking presentations, and signings, please contact  info@natureartspress.com.   

For information regarding other books by Douglas Goodell, click here.