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The Great Rift Valley of East Africa

Shah, Anup & Manoj

Editore: Struik Publishers, 2008
ISBN 10: 1770074503 / ISBN 13: 9781770074507
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Titolo: The Great Rift Valley of East Africa

Casa editrice: Struik Publishers

Data di pubblicazione: 2008

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Riassunto: The Great Rift Valley of Africa, formed by violent geological events of the past, is so prominent a cleft down the eastern side of the continent that it can be seen even from the moon. A series of beautiful photographs reveals the valley?s many ecological niches ? evolutionary ?hotspots? where diverse life forms have arisen and flourished.

The book showcases the fauna of the region: the only wolves of Africa in the Ethiopian Highlands; the flamingos of the soda lakes, adapted to survive in one of the most inhospitable environments on Earth; the diverse wildlife of the Ngorongoro crater, and the epic migrations across the Serengeti plains; the gorillas on the forested slopes of the Virunga volcanoes; and our closest relatives, the chimpanzees on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. The text and images reveal traces of our own human origins in the rich palaeontological discoveries of hominid remains, and celebrate the way of life of the Hadzabe people of Lake Eyasi.

The authors sound a warning note on the potential impact of humans on these formerly pristine areas and the extraordinary legacy of natural diversity that could be lost. The vast and awe-inspiring landscapes of the Great Rift Valley are the backdrop to this fascinating exploration of the ?cradle of life?.

L'autore: Wildlife photographers Anup and Manoj Shah were born in Kenya, East Africa, where they could watch wild animals in their natural environment in the nearby Nairobi National Park. Their photographs have featured in exhibitions across Europe and America, and in many prestigious publications, including BBC Wildlife and National Geographic. They have published several wildlife books and won multiple photographic awards, including in Nature's Best International Photography competition, and the prestigious BBC/BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

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