Wildlife of North America: Spectacular Fauna Seen Through the Lenses of Great Nature Photographers

Wildlife of North America: Spectacular Fauna Seen Through the Lenses of Great Nature Photographers

by Thomas A. Lewis
     
 

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For millions of years, the wild animals of North America have been fitting themselves into every available nook and cranny of the landscape. About ten thousand years ago, humans became part of the equation and ever since, have sometimes used, sometimes abused, but always admired, the magnificent animals with which they share the continent. Wildlife of North America

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For millions of years, the wild animals of North America have been fitting themselves into every available nook and cranny of the landscape. About ten thousand years ago, humans became part of the equation and ever since, have sometimes used, sometimes abused, but always admired, the magnificent animals with which they share the continent. Wildlife of North America features more than 125 spectacular images, captured by some of the best wildlife photographers in the world, that document the animals ranging in size from the less-than-an-ounce deer mouse to the two hundred-ton blue whale. It celebrates the diversity and durability of the animals that move continually at the edges of our civilized urban consciousness, inviting us to ponder in fresh ways the marvel of life on Earth. Six lavishly illustrated chapters display the rich variety of animal life as it has adapted to the major landforms of the continent, from the harsh frozen tundra of the Far North to the searing deserts of the Southwest.

Discover the evolutionary mystery of the white-tailed deer, marvel at the grizzly bear who must sustain a thousand-pound bulk with ninety pounds of food every day; and admire eagles in flight while learning about the remarkable bifocal system that allows them to hone in on their prey from a thousand feet in the air and then inspect that prey at a talon's length.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Over 20 award-winning photographers contributed over 100 spectacular images to nature writer Lewis's text for this very large format book. It is arranged in six chapters, each covering the animals of a particular habitat (forest, mountain, prairie, coast, sea, tundra, and desert). Because so many species are included, the accompanying text is necessarily brief. The captions are, however, informative. The glory of the book is the color photographs--they are superb, each and every one. The large format makes them all the more enjoyable, from a close-up of a snarling wolf so vivid one can feel his breath to freezing vistas of Dall's sheep on an Alaskan mountain. Still, the high price is discouraging. Recommended for photography collections; an optional choice for natural history collections.--Nancy J. Moeckel, Miami Univ. Libs., Oxford, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780883637982
Publisher:
Levin, Hugh Lauter Associates
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
16.36(w) x 11.99(h) x 0.77(d)

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