Animals of Africa captures the unique beauty of the African natural world in 200 full-color photographs by four top wildlife photographers: Jim Brandenburg, Mitsuaki Iwago, Frans Lanting, and Michael Nichols. Against the backdrop of an exquisite landscape that ranges from desert scrub land to the savanna, the mountains, and rainforests, their extraordinary images feature the hunters, grazers, waterbirds, and strange menagerie of Madagascar’s isolated forgotten Eden. This exciting volume features up-close images of fearsome lions, cheetahs, leopards, and hyenas; the gentle grazers such as wildebeests, zebras, deer, gazelles, and giraffes; the giant “untouchables” such as elephants, rhinos, and cape buffalos; as well as birds from flamingoes to vultures, water animals such as hippos and crocodiles, and of course the chimps and great apes. Animals of Africa brings its wonder to the armchair traveler in dozens of striking images. These powerful photographs will deepen your appreciation of the natural world, of the fragility and balance of life, and also bring to light how imperative it is to preserve these African animals and the wildernesses in which they live.
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Who would have guessed that a rhinoceros communicates by whistling? That a wildebeest can run just minutes after emerging from its mother's womb? That a hippopotamus eats 200 pounds of leaves a day? Thomas Allen gathers a host of intriguing profiles of the animals of Africa, their number rapidly diminishing, to narrate this collection of some 200 photographic images by Jim Brandenburg, Mitsuaki Iwago, Frans Lanting, Michael Nichols, and Shin Yoshino. The work is of uniformly high quality and is handsomely presented, making Animals of Africa a fine gift book for animal lovers.About the Author:
Thomas B. Allen, former associate director of the National Geographic's Book Division, edited the Geographic's We Americans, a social history of the country. He is a frequent contributor to National Geographic Magazine and lectures on National Geographic Expeditions. He is the author of numerous books, including The Bonus Army: An American Epic, and George Washington, Spymaster.
Dr. Jane Goodall is the Scientific Director of the Gombe Stream Research Center and the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute. As the world's foremost authority on chimpanzees, Dr. Goodall has received countless awards and recognition for her wildlife conservation work.
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Descripción Universe, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110789399938