The American Eagle: A Photographic Portrait

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Brilliantly designed and lavishly packaged--a stunning photographic portrait of our national symbol in its natural habitats

John Pezzenti, whose Alaska brought us the tenderness and grandeur of America's last wilderness, obsessively seeks out the remotest corners with the most untouched wildlife--and then positions himself and waits patiently for the perfect image. Driven by a daring that defies solitude and danger and fired by a passion to ...
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Overview

Brilliantly designed and lavishly packaged--a stunning photographic portrait of our national symbol in its natural habitats

John Pezzenti, whose Alaska brought us the tenderness and grandeur of America's last wilderness, obsessively seeks out the remotest corners with the most untouched wildlife--and then positions himself and waits patiently for the perfect image. Driven by a daring that defies solitude and danger and fired by a passion to immortalize what is threatened by civilization and technology, Pezzenti produces work of the highest craftsmanship and artistic purpose to be found in nature photography today.

The images in The American Eagle capture the magnificent bald eagle as never before--in flight, in battle in the air, hunting, resting, nesting--from the murky Florida Everglades to the sub-zero temperatures of the Appalachian Mountains. They detail the complete lifespan of the bird that since the early days of America, has supremely embodied the bold spirit and soaring beauty of our country. With rare, unforgettable color photographs and a text that tells the struggle for survival of this once-endangered bird, The American Eagle is a gift to awe every nature lover, photographer, or patriot.
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Professional photographer Pezzenti here dramatically displays our national bird in settings from Alaska to Florida. The Bald Eagle Protection Act of 1940 and the listing of the bird as endangered in 1973 reflected the serious decline in populations. In recent years, however, its numbers have increased, and the bald eagle can now be seen in nearly every state and is expected to be "delisted" in 2000. Several books have appeared recently on the bald eagle, but none contain finer quality photography and portraiture of all phases of the bird's life cycle than this coffee-table work. The introduction recounts the story of the bald eagle's population recovery and the author's years of hard work and adventure attempting to document the many faces, moods, and trials of the birds. Highly recommended.--Tim McKimmie, New Mexico State Univ. Lib., Las Cruces Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762852031
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/1/1999
  • Pages: 135
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 12.02 (h) x 0.81 (d)

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