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Super Vision: a New View of Nature

By: Amato, Ivan; Morrison, Philip (Foreword)

Price: $20.24

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U. S. A., Harry N Abrams Inc: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003729


What does nature really look like? In this magnificent volume, award-winning author Ivan Amato presents a comprehensive look at the best in scientific imagery, made with miscroscopes and telescopes, magnetic field detectors, chemical mapping probes and more. Amato accompanies each image with a lively explanation packed with information that tells readers what they are looking at and explains the underlying technology in a way that is easy to understand. World-famous phys... View more info

Into the Amazon: Chico Mendes and the Struggle for the Rain Forest

By: Dwyer, Augusta

Price: $6.44

Publisher: Toronto, On, Canada, Key Porter Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003613


This book is the revealing story of the people who live in the Amazon Rain Forest: The rubber tappers, river people, small landholders and natives. Augusta Dwyer not only spoke to them, she lived among them, sharing their meals and their way of life. In addition, she was one of the few journalists to become close friends with Chico Mendes, interviewing him on a number of occasions. The last time was shortly before his death, while the center of a struggle between the for... View more info

African Silences

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Random House, Incorporated: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000555


The expeditions traced in this book are to West Africa in part for a wildlife survey of Senegal, Gambia, and the Ivory Coast. Eastward to Zaire in search of the rare Congo peacock, and in early 1986 the author returned to central Africa with an ecologist. This is a lyrical and sobering account of vanishing worlds and what is replacing them. Through Matthiessen's eyes we see elephants, white rhinos, gorillas, and other endangered creatures in the wild. We share the drama ... View more info

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African Silences

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House: 1991

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 004139


The author explores new terrain on a continent he has written about powerfully in two previous books. His travels from Egypt to Tanganyika and to West Africa on a wildlife survey to Senegal, Gambia, and the Ivory Coast, continuing eastward to Zaire are the main travels in this book. In Zaire he was in search of the rare Congo peacock, and later returned to determine the status of the small forest elephant in the Congo Basin. It is a lyrical and sobering account, a portra... View more info

On the Loose

By: Russell, Jerry & Renny

Price: $10.12

Publisher: New York, NY, Ballatine Books: 1971

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 003805


This book - a Sierra Club publication - is a chronicle of triumph and tragedy. The triumph of gaining an insight about oneself through an understanding of the natural world; the tragedy of seeing the splendor of the world increasingly threatened by men who don't know or don't care. Mostly color photographs tell the story of beautiful moments in Yosemite, the High Sierra, the Great Basin, Glen Canyon, and in a few backyards. The text is augmented by quotations from many w... View more info