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Animals on the Edge

Reporting from the Frontline of Extinction

Chris Weston, Art Wolfe

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A spectacular survey of our world’s precious endangered mammals packed with spectacular photography from two of the finest wildlife photographers at work today


Animals on the Edge is the most up-to-date visual survey of our world’s rare and endangered mammals, featuring stunning photographs of 60 terrestrial mammals on the latest IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Chris Weston and Art Wolfe are among the finest wildlife photographers at work today, and passionate advocates of wildlife conservation. The International Union for Conservation of Nature or IUCN is the global authority on the status of animal and plant species worldwide. The book’s general introduction defines the scope of the project. Chapters are organized geographically: The Americas; Europe & North Asia; Africa; East, West & South Asia; Southeast Asia & Oceania. Photo captions detail the conservation status of each species and the threats it faces. ‘On the Frontline’ features in each chapter offer compelling in-depth reporting on the successes, failures and challenges of particular conservation hotspots around the globe. A final section, ‘On Assignment: A Photographer’s Journal’, is a vivid, behind-the-scenes account of some of Chris Weston’s adventures along the way.

Animals on the Edge combines spectacular imagery with a wealth of factual information, engaging narrative, and an impassioned message.

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'It is impossible to ignore the book’s poignancy and passionate cry for awareness and action. This is an important collection that absolutely deserves your attention'
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'Stunning … striking photographs and compelling narratives'
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Product Information

Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 23.5 x 22.0 cm

Extent: 224 pp

Illustrations: 179

Publication date: 5 October 2009

ISBN: 9780500543825

Contents List

Foreword by Dr Jane Smart, OBE • Introduction • The Americas Europe & North Asia • Africa • East, West & South Asia • Southeast Asia & Oceania • Prevention Rather than Cure • On Assignment: A Photographer’s Journal • Animals on the Edge: The Next Steps

About the Author

Chris Weston has written 15 books on photography and wildlife photography, as well as articles for international magazines and newspapers.

Art Wolfe is a highly renowned American photographer of the natural world.

List of Contributors

Dr Jane Smart