Animals of Africa

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Formerly on the staff of the National Geographic Society, Allen has prepared a simple yet well-constructed work, rounding up Jane Goodall for the introduction and four award-winning nature photographersFrans Lanting, Michael Nichols, Mitsuaki Iwago, and Jim Brandenburgto bring his words to life. The result is this marvelous book on the animals of Africa. Each chapter begins with a brief overview explaining the broad category it covers: hunters, grazers, giants, birds, water dwellers, primates, and the highly endangered wildlife of Madagascar. Three to five animals are then treated individually, with a natural history text of several pages and many more pages of stunning, well-captioned photographs. A map locating major wildlife parks and a list of endangered species are included. The textual information is sound, the photographers' work superb, the organization clever, the overall effect excellent, and the conservation message is clear. The price tag is high, but for the libraries that can afford it, this book is recommended.Nancy J. Moeckel, Miami Univ. Libs., Oxford, OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789399939
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 2/26/2008
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 907,429
  • Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 12.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents



INTRODUCTION   Africa: The Endangered Ark                                   18  
 CHAPTER 1  The Hunters   Lions, Cheetahs, Hyenas, Wild Dogs                 22      
 CHAPTER 2  The Grazers   Giraffes, Zebras, Wildebeests, Antelope            82      
 CHAPTER 3  The Giants   Elephants, Rhinos, Cape Buffalo                    136      
 CHAPTER 4  The Birds   Ostriches, Pelicans, Flamingos, Crowned Cranes      172      
 CHAPTER 5  The Water Dwellers Hippopotamuses, Crocodiles, Cranes           190      
 CHAPTER 6  The Primates   Baboons, Gorillas, Chimpanzees                   208      
 CHAPTER 7  Madagascar   A Fading Eden                                      234 
 APPENDICES                                                                 248 
 Endangered Species                                                         248 
 Seeing Wildlife                                                            250 
 Index                                                                      251
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  • Posted February 13, 2010

    This is a mini-travelogue of Africa

    The photography is beautiful and I like the approach of organizing the animals by their ecological niche.

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