National Geographic The Photo Ark Limited Earth Day Edition: One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals

National Geographic The Photo Ark Limited Earth Day Edition: One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals


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This special edition comes with a free poster (the reverse side of the dust jacket) celebrating National Geographic's Photo Ark Initiative, now in its 15th year. Photographer Joel Sartore's lifelong project to make portraits of the world's endangered species conveys a powerful message: To know these animals is to save them.

Joel Sartore is committed to documenting every animal in captivity—with a focus on the growing list of endangered species and those facing extinction—circling the globe, visiting zoos and wildlife rescue centers to create studio portraits of 12,000 species. Paired with the eloquent prose of veteran wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick, and with a foreword by Harrison Ford, Sartore's animal portraits are riveting: from tiny to mammoth, from the Florida grasshopper sparrow to the greater one-horned rhinoceros. Now, with the accelerating pace of climate change and its devastating effect on wildlife habitat, his book presents a more urgent argument for saving all the species of our planet.

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ISBN-13: 9781426221583
Publisher: National Geographic
Publication date: 03/24/2020
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 38,478
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

JOEL SARTORE is a photographer, author, and 30-year contributor to National Geographic magazine, named 2018 National Geographic Explorer of the Year. Through his National Geographic Photo Ark project, he plans to photograph every species of animal under human care, an estimated 12,000. (As of Jan 2020, he has photographed more than 9,800.) A three-part PBS/Nova special, "Rare," featured his project in 2017. His "Fundamentals of Photography" is the best-selling offering of all The Great Courses, and he is a frequent guest on CBS Sunday Morning.
HARRISON FORD is an American actor and film producer. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy and the title character of the Indiana Jones film series.
DOUGLAS CHADWICK has reported on wildlife around the world, from right whales in the subantarctic to snow leopards in the Himalayas, producing close to 50 articles for National Geographic magazine. He has written 13 books about wildlife and conservation, including several focused on the Rocky Mountains.

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