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Description - Giant Pandas in the Wild by Lli Zhi

"Giant Pandas in the Wild: Saving an Endangered Species" is an insider's view of one of the most alluring and least understood animals on the endangered species list. Through photographs never before published in a book readers enter a magical world in the remote mountainous area that is home to China's remaining 1100 wild pandas. Zhi, who began her research in 1985, made the panda's habitat her second home and gained the trust of more than 20 of these animals. Her observations and photographs dispel the popular myths about pandas and draw attention to the dedication required to save the panda from almost certain extinction.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780893819972
ISBN-10: 0893819972
Format: Hardback
(305mm x 229mm x 13mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Aperture
Publisher: Aperture
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lli Zhi

Dr. Lli Zhi, a professor of biology at Peking University, has been involved in panda conservation for nearly two decades. Between 1995 and 2000, she served as program manager of the giant panda conservation program for World Wildlife Fund's China office. She is currently a visiting scholar at Yale. Renowned field biologist Dr. George B. Schaller has led expeditions no many large mammal species in remote areas of the world since the 1950s, and conducted the first intensive panda study with Chinese scientists in the Wolong Reserve in the early 1980s. He is the author of over a dozen books on wildlife and conservation, including The Year of the Gorilla, Stone of Silence and The Last Panda. Dr. Pan Wenshi is a professor of zoology at Peking University. He is conducting the second intensive panda study in the Qinling Mountains, which began in 1985 and continues today.