224 pages, colour photos
The Last Great Wild Places is a collection of unparalleled photographs – spanning forty years and seven continents – by one of the world's foremost wildlife photographers. Capturing the splendour of wild places and intimate moments with animals, this luxurious volume chronicles legendary nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen's photographic adventures in the field. Driven by a passion for sharing and preserving the Earth's last great wild places, Mangelsen is as much a conservationist as a natural history photographer and artist.
From majestic elephants and giraffes on the plains of Kilimanjaro to polar bears in the Arctic, and from mountains and prairies to primordial jungles, Mangelsen invites us to witness fleeting wildness. A quiet call to action, an inventory of our planet as it battles climate change, and a celebration of wildness and its intrinsic value, The Last Great Wild Places is a record of the Earth's last great locales, one that will inspire present and future generations with the message that what we have can, and must, be saved.
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Thomas D. Mangelsen is among the most distinguished natural history photographers in the world, and his honours include being named Conservation Photographer of the Year by Nature's Best Photography. His work has been published widely, including in National Geographic and American Photo, as well as exhibited in museums and galleries.
Todd Wilkinson is a professional journalist and the author of several books, including Last Stand: Ted Turner's Quest to Save a Troubled Planet, and the critically acclaimed Science Under Siege: The Politicians' War on Nature and Truth.
Jane Goodall, known for her landmark chimpanzee study, is the most recognizable figure in conservation today.