Category Archives: Book Review

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Book Review: The Complete Guide to Macro and Close-up Photography

Have you heard the phrase, “Write the book you want to read.“?  Well, when I first flipped through this book after I received my free copy in the mail,  my first thought was, Someone wrote […]

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Book Review: Digital Macro & Close-up Photography by Ross Hoddinott

Matt Cole first brought this book to my attention, and with his recommendation, (and having borrowed the first edition from our local library a few years ago) I did not wait long to order a copy of […]

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The Week on Sunday 18

The Week on Sunday begins with this video featuring  Georges Brossard (founder of the Montreal Insectarium) in the series Insectia(1999). This episode takes place in Madagascar, showing some cool orthopterans and a jeep-mounted net for night time bug catching. I haven’t seen […]

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Book Review – Relics by Piotr Naskrecki

  Judged by appearances,  some creatures seem to carry a genetic record unchanged from that of their ancestors far back in time. They have survived in fringe ecosystems that appear to have changed little from we […]

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Book Review – Digital Outdoor Photography by Heather Angel

Earlier this year I did a feature on Heather Angel, one of the photographers who had a strong influence on me when I first began doing nature and macro photography. At the time I had […]

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New Book – Rainforest Country (Australia)

I don’t usually praise books that I haven’t read, but I think this one has so much potential than it warrants a mention on Splendour Awaits. And I know at least one person who will want to […]

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Before the Swarm–Mark Moffett at The Atavist

In 2009 Mark Moffett released his book Adventures Among Ants, which reveals some of his ideas on ants and their communal lives. Nicholas Griffin, in his extended article Before the Swarm,  (published in the The Atavist, a “longform” journalism publication) […]

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It Begins with Marauders

A much-battered package arrived in the mail many weeks ago, and inside, still undamaged, was the striking volume of a new book, Adventures Among Ants by Mark Moffett. I was delighted, because I have always […]

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