In the pictures that follow, you see images from both the printed and the digital version of Abundant Splendor: Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie.
The Collector's Edition features a fine art custom-crafted printed book with a leather-covered hardback, art end papers, and Smyth-sewn signatures. The images are laser printed on thicker, but supple, archival paper with incredible color fidelity and accurate color saturation. The 10" X 10" books are the highest quality printed photography books on the market today. If you are interested in beautiful fine art flower images and 'heirloom' quality, traditional book binding, this is the book for you.
The Digital Edition features a compact disk (CD) with two .pdf files: one file is the book laid out in a page-by -page view; the second file is the book laid out in a spread-by-spread view. The two layout versions allow anyone with a color monitor or a color eReader (including an iPad), to easily view the 10" X 10" book pages. If you have a desktop computer system with a cinema type display monitor, you can easily display the 20" X 10" book spreads at close-to-actual size. (Downloading this purchase is not an available feature.)
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