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Photographs by Karl Ammann and Text by Dale Peterson
brings award-winning wildlife photographer Karl Ammann’s gorgeous images together with a revelatory text by writerDale Peterson to illuminate one of nature’s greatest and most original works of art: the elephant. The photographs move from the purely aesthetic to the informative, depicting animals who are at once enig-matic, individual, mysterious, elusive, and iconic. In riveting prose,Peterson introduces the work of field scientists in Africa and explainstheir recent astonishing discoveries. He then explores the natural history and conservation status of African elephants and discusses the politicsof ivory.
is a book that could change the way the world thinks about elephants while we still have some measure of control over their fate.
has photographed wildlife through-out Africa, India, and Southeast Asia. His remark-able work has appeared in the
New York TimesMagazine, Outdoor Photography, Natural History, African Geographic,
is the author or editor of fifteen books, including the recent
Jane Goodall: The Woman WhoRedefined Man.
Ammann and Peterson’s previouscollaboration,
(UC Press), was nameda Best Book of the Year by
Globe and Mail,
and a Top Science Book of the Year by
MAY 288 pages, 10 x 10-1/2”, 131 color & 2 b/w photographsNatural History/The Environment/PhotographyWorldcloth 978-0-520-25377-3
Also by Dale Peterson:
With an Afterword and Photographs byKarl Ammann
Worldcloth 978-0-520-23090-3 $35.00tx/£19.95paper 978-0-520-24332-3 $17.95/£10.95