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One of the world's preeminent nature photographers shows the beauty and evolutionary brilliance of animals and insects with a tenacious will to stay alive in an eat-or-be-eaten world.

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One of the world's preeminent nature photographers shows the beauty and evolutionary brilliance of animals and insects with a tenacious will to stay alive in an eat-or-be-eaten world.

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The photos in this beautiful large-format (13U" 12") book are visual puzzles of a sort: you must try to find the animal hidden in its surroundings. Captions are at the back of the book, so the images are undisturbed by text and you can try to solve the puzzle on your own. Wolfe, a winner of the National Audubon Society's Rachel Carson Award and other prizes for nature photography, offers a closeup illustration of one of the best tricks in the natural world-animals' ability to blend into their environments in order to hide from predators. Even a lion's eyes match the tawny tall grasses of the African savanna through which he peers; a rock-colored pika (a relative of the rabbit) lies on a stone amid fallen autumn leaves; an Arctic hare seems no more than a shadow in Canadian snowdrifts; and a pink pygmy seahorse, just one-third of an inch long, mimics remarkably the web of coral in which it hides. In Rwanda, Panama, Papua New Guinea and a wide range of habitats, Wolfe's remarkably crisp images are a visual delight for nature lovers. (Nov.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780821257500
  • Publisher: Bulfinch
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 12.28 (w) x 13.76 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Art Wolfe is one of the world's most popular nature photographers and a passionate wildlife advocate. He has released more than 60 books and founded Wildlands Press in 2000. He has won the Alfred Eisenstaedt Magazine Photography Award, The National Audubon Society's Rachel Carson Award, and was named Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year by the North American Nature Photography Association. When not traveling the globe, Wolfe is based in Seattle.

Barbara Sleeper is a contributing editor to Animals magazine and has traveled to more than eighty countries and written more than 200 articles for national and international publications. She has written the text for two of Art Wolfe's previous books: Migrations and Primates.

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    Beautiful book!

    This a beautifully put together book that appeals to kids and adults.

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