Titolo: Okavango: Africa's Last Eden
Casa editrice: Chronicle Books
Data di pubblicazione: 1995
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice inventario libreria 9780811811828-3
Riassunto: Now in a stunning paperback edition, Okavango: Africa's Last Eden captures the magnificent animals of the Kalahari Desert and their fragile environment in a highly praised collection of 125 extraordinary photographs, taken during a year-long expedition by award-winning National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting. The vast Okavango wetlands support a diversity of wildlife unparalleled anywhere in Africa. Hippos, crocodiles, zebras, impalas, giraffes, lions, and some of the continent's last wild elephant herds are but a few of the creatures that find sustenance in the seasonal ebb and flow of fresh water across Botswana's arid plain. With striking, full-color images and an insightful text, this award-winning volume will captivate nature lovers, environmentalists, and photography enthusiasts alike.
Recensione: Most Westerners, thanks to television documentaries and numerous books, have some inkling of the appalling destruction of Africa's many ecosystems and the animal species that live in them. Fewer are aware of the work being done in several African nations to preserve these ecosystems. The noted travel photographer Frans Lanting takes us into one protected area, the Okavango River, which begins in the mountains of Angola and ends a thousand miles later in the very heart of Botswana's Kalahari Desert, "the great thirstland." Lanting's photographs are stunning, capturing lionesses in mid hunt, ibises on the wing, and elephants preparing to charge. A trained ecologist, he also takes care to describe how the river interacts with the dry lands that surround it. Lanting's book belongs in the libraries of both Africa buffs and river aficionados. --Gregory McNamee
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