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Description - Wildlife Spectacles by Russell A. Mittermeier

Thousands of migratory birds' wings silhouetted against a setting sun; vivid monarch butterflies draped over forest grove branches as living leaves of autumn hue: the mass gatherings of animal species are a powerful and all-too-rare sight. Wildlife Spectacles captures here in brilliant full-color photographs the force and mystery of these exceptional assemblages that have inspired and fascinated us throughout history. The volume features thirty-six chapters written by some of the world's most distinguished biodiversity scientists that engagingly explain the history, geographic distribution, and daily functions of various animal species, as well as the conservation efforts employed today to ensure their survival. The compelling core of the volume, however, lies in the wealth of beautiful and breathtaking images that documents these vast and magnificent gatherings and the raw power of the animals' daily fight for survival. From thousands of penguins congregating along a rocky Antarctic beach to the brutal attack of a wildebeest by a Nile crocodile, the visual sequences here are a moving testament to the dramatic wonder of the natural world. Continuing the successful tradition of Megadiversity, Hotspots, and Wilderness, Wildlife Spectacles presents an accessible and visually stunning examination of critical conservation issues today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789686397727
ISBN-10: 9686397728
Format: Hardback
(309mm x 288mm x mm)
Pages: 324
Imprint: Agrupacion Sierra Madre,Mexico
Publisher: Agrupacion Sierra Madre,Mexico
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Russell A. Mittermeier

Russell A. Mittermeier is president of Conservation International. Patricio Robles Gil is founder and president of Agrupacion Sierra Madre and Unidos para la Conservacion. Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier is a marine biologist and professional photographer at Conservation International. Thomas Brooks is head of the Conservation Synthesis Department, and Michael Hoffman is a biologist at the Center for Applied Biodiversity Science at Conservation International. William R. Konstant is a biologist, Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca is executive vice president for Programs and Science, and Roderic B. Mast is vice president of Conservation International, as well as cochair of the IUCN-SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group.

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