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Desert Air

Desert Air is the first comprehensive photographic collection of the world's “extreme deserts,” which receive less than four inches of precipitation per year. George has spent 15 years on this epic body of work, capturing surreally beautiful visions of deserts, from China’s great Gobi Desert to the Sahara in northern Africa to Death Valley in California. Much more than a visual journey, these images are enriched by the exciting stories behind George’s adventures in some of the world’s most difficult and challenging areas—from smuggling his paraglider into Libya to getting arrested for spying in Iran, to crashing into a tree in western China. Desert Air reveals extraordinary desert ecosystems that together form a kind of disparate family of co-evolved landscapes; similar, yet each unique in its own way.

352 Pages. Dimensions: 10.25" x 13.25"

All copies purchased here are personally autographed by George. Price: $60.00 plus $10 domestic shipping.

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Empty Quarter

Empty Quarter offers stunning images of the desolate yet beautiful Arabian landscape, its nomadic people, and resilient wildlife that few outsiders have ever seen. Although only a fraction of the size of its giant neighbor, the Sahara, the Empty Quarter's punishing terrain has rarely been captured on film, and never from the low-altitude aerial perspective of an ultralight aircraft. Old maps, satellite images, and the extraordinary nature of Arabian hospitality enabled Steinmetz to travel where few have ever ventured. He reveals in his photographs a true wilderness, without a single permanent human habitation or known point of water, preserved by its harsh climate and extreme remoteness, as well as a fascinating tradition of a hardy people living at its edges. On his travels Steinmetz encountered herds of oryx, sheikhs, a camel beauty contest, and more. For experienced travelers or explorers and for those who have never heard of the Empty Quarter, entering the heart of the Arabian Desert is truly the ultimate experience. This is a story in essays and photos of a great adventure to a captivating, far-away place, largely unexplored by the western world.

208 Pages.Dimensions: 9.5" x 13"

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African Air

African Air is a compilation of pictures from ten years of flying over Africa, mostly with a motorized paraglider. This foot-launched ultra light is the slowest and lightest powered aircraft in the world and allows George to capture intimate aerial views of places that have never been seen from above. African Air covers the continent’s most breathtaking landscapes, from migrating herds of zebras and elephants to infinite miles of desert, including densely packed urban centers and small, remote villages. The book has a 7,000 word personal introduction that begins in 1979 when George got the idea for this book while hitchhiking through 17 African countries. There are also seven shorter essays covering experiences from aerial fieldwork.

Second Printing 216 Pages. Dimensions: 9.5" x 13"

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Price: $50.00