WorldCat Identities

Steinmetz, George

Works: 9 works in 20 publications in 3 languages and 756 library holdings
Genres: Photographs‡vAerial  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TR790, 779
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about George Steinmetz
Most widely held works by George Steinmetz
Through the lens ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles nine "adventure" photographers and examines how they are able to capture such difficult subjects as whale sharks, molten volcanoes, Mount Everest, and untouched pre-Inca tombs
Desert air by George Steinmetz( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Hyper Arid is the first comprehensive photographic book on all of the world's extreme deserts (defined for the purposes of this book as those that receive no more than 4 inches of precipitation per year), the most remote and inhospitable places on earth. It is also a visual adventure story by one of the world's top expedition photographers who has spent the last 15 years on this epic body of work. The stunning and surreally beautiful photographs are enriched with stories from his adventures in the world's most difficult places: smuggling his aircraft into Libya, getting arrested for spying in Iran, crashing into a tree in Western China, and into the ocean off the coast of Mexico. The book is a comprehensive exploration of virtually every dune field and patch of barren ground that add up to the last great class of wilderness left on our planet. To visualize these remote places in a unique way, Steinmetz learned how to fly the world's lightest and slowest aircraft, a motorized paraglider. This experimental foot-launched aircraft consists of a backpack motor and a parachute-style wing that lets him fly low, and slow, to take pictures of places that have never been seen before. Together, these extraordinary places are like a disparate family of co-evolved landscapes, each similar, but uniquely beautiful"--
African air by George Steinmetz( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The National Geographic photographer captures the extraordinary diversity of Africa's landscapes, from dense urban centers to tiny, remote villages, from harsh deserts to dense forests, in nearly two hundred full-color aerial photographs that offer panoramic views of more than fourteen different countries throughout the African continent
Déserts absolus by George Steinmetz( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wüsten von oben by George Steinmetz( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mirages d'Arabie : voyage dans le désert du Rub'al-Khali by George Steinmetz( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La terre des hommes ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Des photographies surprenantes, qui dressent un panorama des paysages qui ont été façonnés par l'homme, de l'architecture moderne à l'agriculture traditionnelle, en passant par la conquête des énergies nouvelles
La terre, grandeur nature : 100 images d'exception pour raconter notre planète by Sophie Thoreau( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
100 photographies pour découvrir des paysages mythiques, des lieux inexplorés, des merveilles et des aberrations de la nature dans le monde entier, comme le Mount Roraima au Venezuela, les Chocolate Hills aux Philippines, le désert de Libye
Déserts : comment survivre ? by Philippe Frey( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Découverte des déserts de la planète (Sahara, Kalahari...) à l'aide de photographies de paysages et de portraits. Ethnologue, l'auteur s'intéresse autant aux peuples nomades qu'aux différentes facettes des déserts
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.00 for Mirages d' ... to 0.47 for Déserts a ...)
Alternative Names
Steinmetz, Georg 1957-
English (11)
French (6)
German (3)