Puerto Princesa, Philippines: TagBalay Foundation, 2012.
[200 pp.] 112 color plates. 11.75 x 11.75 Hardback in dustjacket in As New condition. Item #BOOK010943I
Spectacular photography of the land and people of this enigmatic Filipino city nestled in the forest. Few traditional textiles and crafts are shown. "Dubbed as 'The City in the Forest', Puerto Princesa in Palawan challenges the conventions of what a city is and what it should be. It is known for its overwhelming nature and successful ecotourism program, at the center of which is the Puerto Princesa Underground River, a unique natural attraction that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, and one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature in 2011. Featuring photographs by Neal Oshima, Frank Callaghan, Ivan Sarenas and Katherine Jack, the visual tour represented by this book is imbued with native knowledge and experience. The images are backdropped by an understanding of nature at a complex level, from underlying geography, geology and tectonic origins, to biology, ecological balance and ultimately, social and political insight." -Publisher.