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The Natural World: Portraits of Earth's Great Ecosystems

Art / Photobook

By: Thomas D Mangelsen(Illustrator), Dame Jane Goodall(Foreword By)

256 pages, 120 colour photos

Rizzoli International Publications

Hardback | large format (483 × 267 mm) | Sep 2010 | #187359 | ISBN-13: 9780789320704
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Hardback | regular format (330 × 185 mm) | Mar 2017 | #235735 | ISBN-13: 9780789332783
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About this book

A stunning collection of wildlife photography spanning six continents and ten ecosystems – originally published in 2010 in a large format edition (483 × 267 mm), now available in a smaller, regular format (330 × 185 mm).

In The Natural World, celebrated nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen takes the reader on a visual odyssey, from the wildebeest migration on the plains of the Serengeti to the penguins of Antarctica, from the grizzlies of Alaska to the frozen landscape of polar bears on Hudson Bay. Featuring excerpts from his journals detailing his experiences in the field, this book offers an intimate look into the natural world that has inspired artists, conservationists, and adventurers for centuries.

With a foreword written by renowned primatologist D. Jane Goodall, this book contains Mangelsen's selection of 120 of his most important panoramic images out of a library of more than 20,000. 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 Natural World is a record of 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.

Dr Jane Goodall, known for her landmark 1960 chimpanzee study, is the most recognisable figure in conservation today.

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