Robert Adams reveals the beauty of the American landscape, exploring lost paradises and areas threatened with destruction. Time Passes is a meditation on transience and on the promise inherent in beauty. The pictures were made near Adams's home in the American Northwest, a region once famous for its vast woodlands but now infamous for the ravages of industrial forestry. In the book the photographer turns away from environmental catastrophe in order to study the shore and sea and light. 32 tritone illustrations.