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Iwagō, Mitsuaki, 1950-
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Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 1998.
Physical Description:
605 pages : color illustrations, map ; 21 x 22 cm
General Note:
Includes indexes.

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TR729 .W54 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The definitive nature book, Wildlife is master photographer Mitsuaki Iwago's glorious homage to the animal kingdom, an abundant treasury of more than 450 photographs culled from a lifetime of work and presented in an unputdownable format. Iwago is one of the world's preeminent wildlife photographers, his images repeatedly lauded as superbly composed, dramatic, intelligent, and beautiful. His first book, Serengeti , was called one of the finest wildlife books ever published and has sold over 80,000 copies. Wildlife boasts the same riveting perspective, but takes us a good deal further, presenting wildlife of all kinds on every continent. Organized by region, from the Galapagos Islands to the plains of Africa, from the forests of India to the ice floes of Alaska, Wildlife is the rare nature book that is international in scope. Turn these pages and the panoply of creation dazzles the mind and the eye. Asian elephants, African lions, Antarctic penguins, North American otters-the world's myriad creatures show themselves in this brilliantly colorful tour. Here is an absolutely essential volume for all who love animals.

Author Notes

Mitsuaki Iwago is the Tokyo-based author/photographer of Serengeti: Natural Order on the African Plain (Chronicle Books). His work has also appeared in numerous magazines, among them, National Geographic and Life.

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Booklist Review

Good wildlife photography seems to be found for a dime a dozen these days, but among wildlife photographers, Iwago stands out like the trees above his much photographed Serengeti Plains. Iwago has the rare ability to combine the intimate with the dramatic, dramatic light with subtle shadows, and subtle detail with a broad overview. Covering wildlife around the world, the photographs portray more than 200 species in 450 separate images. Divided into seven sections, the photographs are grouped by large geographic regions. Those familiar with Iwago's much acclaimed Serengeti will not be surprised at the amount of space devoted to Africa but will also delight in the lesser-known species of the regions. The photographer's remarks, presented next to each image, provide information on the natural history of the species depicted. A map of the world showing where the photos were taken and a section of basic information on each species depicted (scientific name, measurements, etc.) are useful additions. This beautiful book is a must for libraries with a large photography or natural history collection. --Nancy Bent