Edge of Africa

Edge of Africa

Book - 2003
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In a bilingual English-French volume published in association with the Smithsonian Institution, a US environmental photojournalist and Smithsonian scientists showcase Gabon's spectacular biodiversity. Forewords by the president of Gabon and US Secretary of State refer to the central African country's conservation efforts. The book shows the publisher as Hydra Publishing, which is an old name for Hylas Publishing. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Published in association with the Smithsonian's Biodiversity Group, The Edge of Africa is a visual feast of astonishing wildlife photography.

There is a magical place at the edge of Africa where rainforest meets ocean, where elephants and buffalos walk white sand beaches, and hippos, crocs, and sea turtles share the surf. The forest rises a hundred feet tall, full of life and a layered complexity stretching far beyond the horizon. Forests, grasslands, rivers, and lagoons form a unique landscape mosaic. There is no place like it on Earth.

Gabon has a story to tell. Its landscapes inspire explorers and scientists with a forest-to-ocean fabric rich in biological diversity. Expeditions are unlocking a treasure chest of knowledge on biology and ecology - the science behind conservation. Unprecedented biodiversity studies are discovering a wealth of species, including several new to science.

The Edge of Africa brings light to the unseen wonders of Gabon - from its smallest creatures to its broadest landscapes to the people who call it home. Photographs by Carlton Ward Jr. and text by Michelle Lee capture its stunning essence.

The world is grateful to Gabon for conserving its precious wilderness heritage. May Gabon's inspiring story speak to you.
There is a magical place at the edge of Africa where rainforest meets ocean, where elephants and buffalos walk white sand beaches, and hippos, crocs, and sea turtles share the surf. The forest rises a hundred feet tall, full of life and a layered complexity stretching far beyond the horizon. Forests, grasslands, rivers, and lagoons form a unique landscape mosaic. There is no place like it on Earth.

Gabon has a story to tell. Its landscapes inspire explorers and scientists with a forest-to-ocean fabric rich in biological diversity. Expeditions are unlocking a treasure chest of knowledge on biology and ecology - the science behind conservation. Unprecedented biodiversity studies are discovering a wealth of species, including several new to science.

The Edge of Africa brings light to the unseen wonders of Gabon - from its smallest creatures to its broadest landscapes to the people who call it home. Photographs by Carlton Ward Jr. and text by Michelle Lee capture its stunning essence.

The world is grateful to Gabon for conserving its precious wilderness heritage. May Gabon's inspiring story speak to you.


Publisher: New York : Hylas Pub. ; Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution, National Zoological Park, Conservation and Research Center, SI/MAB Biodiversity Program ; New York : Distributed by St. Martin's Press, 2003
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781592580408
1592580408
Branch Call Number: 916.721 W21e
Characteristics: 317 p. : chiefly ill. ; 30 cm

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