NoBrow goes Beyond the Surface

NoBrow has published another beautiful addition to its series of Leporello books, this time taking on the lofty topic of  ‘the highest mountains and deepest caves of our planet’.

Beyond the Surface cover
Beyond the Surface cover

The gorgeous pull-out book has been created by illustrator Nicolas André, and delineates in rich, bright colours the world’s most significant peaks, troughs and underwater recesses.

An explorer at his peak
An explorer at his peak

The jacket provides information on the sites illustrated in the imagery, which include Mount Etna in Sicily. The summits of the Himalayas and Mont Blanc – which we’re told was known as ‘the cursed mountain’ in the 18th century.

A large bat
A large bat

The characters featured in the publication range from Greek philosopher Empedocles to New Zealand mountaineer and explorer Edmund Hillary to the ‘human fish’ of Ljubljana – strange little amphibian creatures also known as olms or proteus, and found in Slovenia.

Welcome!
Welcome!

André traces these bracing adventures from as early as the fifth century BC – when apparently Empedocles, on climbing to Etna’s peak, took off his shoes and jumped into the depths of the volcano – right up to 2012 when the Ukrainian Speleological Association launched an international mission to reach a new world record depth of – 2,197m in the Krubera Cave in Georgia.

Looks like he's dug himself a bit of a hole
Looks like he’s dug himself a bit of a hole

Beyond the Surface by Nicolas Andrew is out now published by NoBrow priced £10

The book can fold out like a concertina
The book can fold out like a concertina

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