2015 National Outdoor Book Award Winner: Design & Artistic Merit

NOBA | This magnificent book will catch your breath.  And once your breath returns to normal, and you turn the page, well, your heart will stop.  Within the covers of The Last Great Wild Places is the life work of accomplished photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen.  It is a work spanning forty years during which he has captured the beauty of the natural world on seven continents.  Photography this good deserves special treatment, and the publisher has left no stone unturned in creating a book of the highest quality.  The reproductions are exquisite—and the photographs, had they been printed on separate sheets, could have been mounted and hung on a wall.  This is as close as it gets to a gallery visit and what better exhibit to take in than the enthralling work of Thomas D. Mangelsen.

bkwild_Illustration151117NOBAThe National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) is the outdoor world’s largest and most prestigious book award program.  It is a non-profit, educational program, sponsored by the National Outdoor Book Awards Foundation, Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education, and Idaho State University.