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Priceless: The Vanishing Beauty of a Fragile Planet

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Mitsuaki Iwago's gorgeous photographs of adorable endangered animals accompanied by Bradley Trevor Greive's impassioned plea for environmental consciousness and sprinkled with facts and figures on humans' steady corruption of the earth in Priceless.

There may be no more effective argument against environmental devastation than gorgeous photographs of adorable endangered animals--and this book is packed with them, accompanied by heartfelt entreaties about the looming extinction of dozens of species.

Australian author Bradley Trevor Greive writes an impassioned plea for environmental consciousness that glides between poetic ("you are the whole world, not just the space inside your clothes") and matter-of-fact ("It seems clear that our species is destined to be the cause of the sixth extinction"). The accompanying pictures by wildlife photographer Mitsuaki Iwago are captivating snapshots of disappearing animal worlds: a lion cub resting at sunset on the savanna, an elephant advancing across a plain while hundreds of white birds fly up before him.

Greive and Iwago explore the interconnectedness and similarity of all life, but carefully avoid assigning human characteristics to the animals. And humans will reap what they sow, Grieve warns: "Only now are we learning that just as we made life unbearable of the many delicate species we have lost, so too we are slowly but surely making this planet unsuitable to sustain even our own existence." Grieve's simple, spare prose, which rarely measures more than a sentence or two per page, is sprinkled with facts and figures on humans' steady corruption of the earth.

No reader will close the book unmoved by the beautiful, funny, and strange creatures in its pages. Amplifying this poignant call for action, Greive is donating all author proceeds from book sales to the Taronga Foundation, a wildlife conservation charity.

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Bradley Trevor Greive joins award-winning photographer Mitsuaki Iwago in a work that combines inspiring narrative with striking photographs of everything from humpback whales to pigmy possums, Greive and Iwago spell out the Earth's diverse animal inventory and present a call to action.

Synopsis:

Everyone has heard about animals that are now extinct. But author Bradley Trevor Greive wants everyone to learn about animals that can be saved'and then to do something about it.In inspiring narrative and striking photographs of everything from humpback whales to pigmy possums to African spoonbills, Greive and wildlife photographer Mitsuaki Iwago spell out Earth's diverse animal inventory. They highlight species that once were plentiful but now are scarce'some that are now sadly extinct'and point out specific dangers that other animals face.The authors also present a call to action: 'To preserve our home and the priceless creatures that dwell within it you need only see the world as it is and have a vision of how it could be.' Priceless is a must-have book for everyone interested in the environment, biodiversity, and in all life on Earth

About the Author

Author Bradley Trevor Greive?s previous best-sellers have sold more than 5,000,000 copies in over 30 countries. In addition to writing engaging and entertaining books, BTG is an artist, cartoonist, furniture and toy designer, animation director, screenwriter, and ex-paratroop platoon leader. He lives in Sydney, Australia. Mitsuaki Iwago is one of the world?s foremost wildlife photographers. He lives in Japan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780740726958
Author:
Greive, Bradley Trevor
Author:
Iwago, Mitsuaki
Author:
Greive, Bradley Trevor
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Location:
Kansas City, MO
Subject:
General
Subject:
Endangered species
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - Endangered Species
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series Volume:
107-51
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.5 x 10 in 23.485 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Bradley Trevor Greive joins award-winning photographer Mitsuaki Iwago in a work that combines inspiring narrative with striking photographs of everything from humpback whales to pigmy possums, Greive and Iwago spell out the Earth's diverse animal inventory and present a call to action.
"Synopsis" by , Everyone has heard about animals that are now extinct. But author Bradley Trevor Greive wants everyone to learn about animals that can be saved'and then to do something about it.In inspiring narrative and striking photographs of everything from humpback whales to pigmy possums to African spoonbills, Greive and wildlife photographer Mitsuaki Iwago spell out Earth's diverse animal inventory. They highlight species that once were plentiful but now are scarce'some that are now sadly extinct'and point out specific dangers that other animals face.The authors also present a call to action: 'To preserve our home and the priceless creatures that dwell within it you need only see the world as it is and have a vision of how it could be.' Priceless is a must-have book for everyone interested in the environment, biodiversity, and in all life on Earth

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