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The wildlife of Star Wars : a field guide
Whitlatch, Terryl.
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Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
175 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
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"Lucas Books."
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PN1995.9.S695 W49 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Designed as a naturalist's sketch book (with a genuine dewback hide cover) and featuring the meticulous illustrations of Star Wars' artist Terryl Whitlatch, The Wildlife of Star Wars is truly the definitive guide to the creatures of George Lucas's mega creation. With simple pen and ink, the artist captures the unusual anatomy, the extraordinary behavior, and the rainbow hues of the most interesting wildlife on Naboo, Hoth, Endor, and the other planets of Star Wars. Detailed field notesscrawled in the margins describe the mysterious graveyard of the banthas, the mating patterns of the prolific female shaaks, the skittish nature of the rontos, and how the eopies spit stomach contents when irritated. Thorough, precise, and totally entertaining, The Wildlife of Star Wars is the reference book to the nonsentient inhabitants of this galaxy. While the reader can't hear the booming thunder of the bantha stampede or smell the rancid breath of the bellowing falumpaset, he or she can observe these creatures as they exist in their strange and wonderful homes, in a galaxy far, far away.

Author Notes

Terryl Whitlach was the principal creature designer for "Star Wars: Episode One". She has also designed characters and creatures for many other feature films, and is currently Senior Art Director at Vis-a-vis, Inc., a content creation company. She lives in Oregon.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

In The Wildlife of Star Wars: A Field Guide, Terry Whitlatch and Bob Carrau offer a faux naturalist's sketchbook of the fauna born of George Lucas and co.'s considerable imagination: the spot-light sloths of the Dagobah Rain Forest, the Peko Pekos of planet Naboo's Gungan Swamp, the gas-filled Beldons of Bespin, which can achieve a girth of 10 kilometers, and a host of other fantastical creations populate this delightful large-format book. Drawings on every page are substantiated by salient pieces of information about habitat, habits and danger-factor. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved