Wolf Empire: An Intimate Portrait of a Species

Wolf Empire: An Intimate Portrait of a Species

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by Scott Ian Barry
     
 

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From award-winning photographer Scott Ian Barry comes Wolf Empire—the most comprehensive and stunning visual record of wolves ever published in black-and-white photography. In this world of fur and teeth, texture and shape, light and shadow, Barry creates a highly intimate look at wolves and their often mystifying way of life. Each high-quality photograph is

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From award-winning photographer Scott Ian Barry comes Wolf Empire—the most comprehensive and stunning visual record of wolves ever published in black-and-white photography. In this world of fur and teeth, texture and shape, light and shadow, Barry creates a highly intimate look at wolves and their often mystifying way of life. Each high-quality photograph is accompanied by a narrative in which Barry relates the circumstances that led to the taking of the photo, or some unique personal observation about wolf behavior gathered from his more than thirty years of experience as a wildlife photographer. His great reverence for these magnificent animals comes through in frame after frame of wolves in varying degrees of harmony and aggression, excitement and tranquility, cooperation and solitude—all part of their experience and essential to their survival. Barry's photographs show wolves for the individuals they are, a species as diverse as humans.

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"I've tracked them, fought them in a film (Jeremiah Johnson), and narrated a Natural History Museum recording of their language. I know this much. They are much misunderstood, but they are smart, cunning and important to the overall balance of our threatened ecosystem. They are more than worth preserving. This book provides an excellent chart to understanding this very special animal." —Robert Redford "WOLF EMPIRE is a magnificent portrait of one of nature's most majestic creatures, the wild wolf. Here we see their cunning, playfulness, beauty and killer instincts in an unforgettable album that gives us unique insights into their character and place in our lives." —Tom Brokaw "Mr. Barry has caught the intelligence and beauty of these magnificent creatures and helps us understand the American wolf a little better." —Ted Turner "Having spent nearly two decades working to restore these magnificent creatures to the hunting grounds of their ancestors in the wilds of the American West, I welcome Scott Ian Barry's rare and eloquent glimpse into the lives of wolves. As we become more intimate with these beings, we gain a better understanding of our own role in the circle of life." —Rob Edward, director, Carnivore Restoration Program, Sinapu (www.Sinapu.org) "Award-winning photographer Scott Ian Barry's deep personal connection with wolves is on full display in his gorgeous book." —Audubon

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599210537
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2007
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
12.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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"Wolf packs are families in every sense of the word, as much as the human family—except with several major differences: wolves don't get divorced; they don't abuse or abandon their children; and they don't go on TV talk shows, spilling their guts about their failed relationships to other wolves. Now which do you think is the more intelligent species?"

Meet the Author

Scott Ian Barry has had more than thirty years of experience as a wildlife photographer. His photos have been published in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times and with the Smithsonian Institution and the Sierra Club. Barry has appeared with a wolf at Carnegie Hall in New York City and on NBC's Today Show. His extraordinary photos of wolves appear in the children's book Kingdom of the Wolves, which won the oustanding science trade book award from the National Science Teacher's Association, and in a wolf calendar. After privately viewing Barry's award-winning wildlife portfolio, Ansel Adams called Barry's images "striking and generous portraits." Barry lives in Woodstock, New York.

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Wolf Empire: An Intimate Portrait of a Species 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wolf Empire is the first book ever to photograph wolves in black and white classic style in the tradition of Ansel Adams. They are shown as the dignified and beautiful individuals that they are - ever amazing and ever deserving of man's respect and appreciation. Their 'Empire' is one we need to share with our own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like wolves