The Living Wild celebrates the astonishing diversity of the wildlife that still survives at the beginning of the century with a magnificent new collection of photographs by Art Wolfe.
For this book, Art Wolfe has chosen a new way of photographing his subjects. In recognition of the critical role that habitat preservation plays in wildlife conservation, wherever possible he photographs his subjects in their principal environment. He tells us how and why he took each photograph with such rich detail as makes clear how monumental was his undertaking.
The Living Wild is a portrait of a world very few have an opportunity to experience. And it is a passionate call to action on behalf of all the species that we still have time to save.
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This is a stunning work. Wolfe, one of the world's preeminent wildlife photographers, has chosen a new approach in his forty-second book. Recognizing that we cannot save animals without saving the places they live, Wolfe has illustrated this concept by using wideangle lenses for the majority of the images to portray animals in their habitats. The pictures then become both portraits and landscapes in the same instance, drawing the viewer in with the immediacy of an individual creature and the grandeur of its habitat. This approach is best illustrated by the image on the book's cover, where an elephant seal gazes directly into one's eyes, surrounded by the rocky emptiness of South Georgia Island in the Antarctic. Complementing Wolfe's photographs are essays by William Conway, Richard Dawkins, Jane Goodall, John Sawhill, and George Schaller. This is a beautiful production, essays and photographs perfect counterparts, and highly recommended for all libraries with good collections in photography and natural history. Nancy Bent
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Descripción Harvill Pr, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M186046811X