To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
 
 
United States
£ GBP
All Shops
We're still open for business - read our EU and Covid-19 statements

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £40 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Field Guides & Natural History  Conservation & Biodiversity  Species Conservation & Care

Flowers in a Thorn Tree On the Road with the Warriors for Peace and Wildlife

Art / Photobook New
By: Steven Thackston(Author), Peter Martell(Introduction By)
164 pages, colour photos
Publisher: Damiani Editore
Flowers in a Thorn Tree
Click to have a closer look
  • Flowers in a Thorn Tree ISBN: 9788862087407 Hardback Mar 2021 Usually dispatched within 4 days
    £64.99
    #254520
Price: £64.99
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles
Images Additional images
Flowers in a Thorn TreeFlowers in a Thorn TreeFlowers in a Thorn TreeFlowers in a Thorn TreeFlowers in a Thorn TreeFlowers in a Thorn Tree

About this book

Flowers in a Thorn Tree is the story of wildlife conservation in Northern Kenya. Over three years, Thackston made several trips to Kenya, whereupon he would imbed with ranger units of the Northern Rangelands Trust. They're known as the Warriors for Peace and Wildlife. He lived off a troop-carrier. He would patrol, eat and sleep with the rangers, photographing them as they chased poachers, murderers, and as they worked within the pastoral communities. In this regard, Flowers in a Thorn Tree is very much an "On the Road" book. The aim of the photographer is to show and let the pictures tell, in a nonlinear and organic manner.

NRT rangers work both on and off of their respective conservancies (there are 5 ranger groups, the 9-1 through the 9-5 sprinkled throughout northern Kenya.) Amongst the pastoral peoples, they have contacts who tell them about the movements of animal herds and potential poaching rings. They also work as peacekeepers within these communities with the idea that a happy and stable community is less likely to feel the need to poach an endangered animal.

The mission to change the hearts and minds of the pastoral people regarding the treatment of endangered animals, is instilled within the ranks of the ranger units. The elephants and rhinos that appear in Flowers in a Thorn Tree are all rescue animals or live on conservancies. They would probably not be alive without the efforts of men, particularly the rangers who populate this book. The rangers believe in their work. This group of humble men have one of the most important jobs in the world and they are succeeding.

Customer Reviews

Biography

Steven Thackston is a photographer and multi-media artist based in Atlanta, Georgia whose work has been widely published and exhibited. His work has been published by Smithsonian, The New York Times, Time magazine, CNN, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, Georgia State University, Oxfam America, The Southern Poverty Law Center, The Washington Post and Wired. The bedrock of Steven’s photographic work is observing and documenting human behaviour, culture and in some cases how humans affect animal cultures and the environment.

Peter Martell is a British author and foreign correspondent based in East Africa. His first book, First Raise a Flag: How South Sudan Won the Longest War but Lost the Peace, was named one of the best books of the year, 2018, by The Economist, and The Spectator.

Art / Photobook New
By: Steven Thackston(Author), Peter Martell(Introduction By)
164 pages, colour photos
Publisher: Damiani Editore
Current promotions
British WildlifePrincetonCollins Birds of the World - 30% off pre-orderOrder your free copy of our 2021 equipment catalogues