This puppy (above) is the newest addition to my stack of coffee table books thanks to a little thing called eBay. The vintage book is one of the many publications made by an American couple, Martin and Osa Johnson. Martin and Osa were both naturalists, explorers, photographers and authors who in the first half of the 20th century, captured the world's imagination through their films and books of adventure in exotic, distant lands. Oh yes, they were also married. The couple studied the wildlife and inhabitants of East and Central Africa, the South Pacific Islands, British North Borneo, among other places. It was through their adventures and documentation that they were able to offer many Americans their first understanding of these distant lands.
For those that might have a slight coffee table book addition like moi, you might have interest in this article titled "You Are What You Stack" published in the New York Times last week.