Boston: Viking, 1990. ELIOT PORTER PHOTOS. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Near square quarto (11 1/4" x 10 3/8"); light gray-blue cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover, archival polyester-protected photographic dust jacket (price-clipped) depicting seaweed by Eliot Porter, profusely illustrated with select color photos by Porter, light gray endpapers, 125 pages +  Sources for Further Reading. Weight: 2 lbs. 3 oz. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #7577
Eliot Porter (1901 - 1990), famed American nature photographer noted for his detailed and exquisite colour images of birds and landscapes. (He was also a Harvard-trained engineer & M.D.!)
James Gleick (born 1954) is an American author and historian of science. He has been called "one of the great science writers of all time." Gleick is also the author of Chaos: Making a New Science (1987), which is about chaos theory. It was a finalist for the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize.
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION for this brilliant collection of Porter's large format color photos. Though Eliot Porter wrote the brief Foreword, the book's date and editorial work by Janet Russek suggests it was published posthumously.