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Steve McCurry was commissioned by the "National Geographic" to cover the monsoon season. He followed the path of the monsoon from the tropics to the eastern hemisphere, through Asia and Australia. The resulting photographs are presented in this volume with his account of the assignment.
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Monsoon by Steve McCurry

For more than half the world's people, the weather can be a matter of survival. Good monsoons mean prosperity and life, and poor ones are attended by famine and death. The monsoon is immune to control by government and technology alike. Photojournalist Steve McCurry had just completed a working tour of India when he was commissioned by the "National Geographic" to cover the monsoon season. For a further six months he followed the path of the monsoon from the tropics to the eastern hemisphere, through Southeast Asia to Northern Australia. The resulting photographs are presented in this volume, with McCurry's personal account of the assignment.

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The monsoon paradox; life's critical event; between desert and forest - the Sahel; across the Indian Ocean to Madras; the wells run dry in Keral and Goa; the stricken north; India drinks deeply; the never-ending rains; into the Himalayas; festive disaster in Indonesia; with the Aborigines; the whim of the monsoon winds. The meteorology of the monsoon: the major elements of the summer and winter monsoons; predicting the unpredictable.

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GOR004777092
Monsoon by Steve McCurry
Steve McCurry
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
1995-08-29
110
0500278504
9780500278505
N/A
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