Item description for Global 200 World Wildlife Fund: Places That Must Survive by Fulco Pratesi...
At a time when we are more aware than ever of the vulnerability of the earth and the uncertainty of its future, this important book is at once timely and stunningly beautiful. WWF Global 200 identifies the world's most critical and endangered natural sites. Magnificent photographs, presented in large-scale format, depict a diverse range of global ecoregions, conveying the unique characteristics of each region and the threats to each, and demonstrating the need for us to take action now to preserve these irreplaceable natural resources.Vibrant full-color photographs transport the reader to the East African Acacia savannas which are home to an exceptional diversity of large land mammals and birds threatened by poaching, agriculture, land use conflicts with pastoralists, and uncontrolled trophy hunting. The reader will visit the Patagonian Steppe, one of the largest single habitats in the world, and home to a number of threatened and endangered endemic species, and learn the sobering reality of this largely unprotected region. From the forest of Borneo to the Hawaiian forests and marine ecoregion, from the Siberian taiga to the Antarctic Peninsula and the Weddell Sea, this volume demonstrates the beauty, fragility, and inestimable significance of ecoregions around the world. Conservationists, nature lovers, fine-photography aficionados, and armchair travelers alike will appreciate the superb photography and urgent message of this call to action.
An architect and journalist specializing in ecology and conservation, Fulco Pratesi founded the first Italian WWF branch in 1966. He became president of the Italian branch of WWF in 1998.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 13.23" Width: 10.71" Height: 1.34" Weight: 5.25 lbs.
Release Date Oct 23, 2007
Publisher White Star
ISBN 8854403016 ISBN13 9788854403017
Reviews - What do customers think about Global 200 World Wildlife Fund: Places That Must Survive?
Excellent, excellent, excellent!! May 7, 2008
Along with "Rainforest", "Jungles", "The Smaller Majority", "this site" and other fascinating books, this one deserves more than five stars. The title is pretty eloquent in regards to the survival of the species. It is full of breathtaking pictures from around the world. A book that belongs in the personal library of every family, it's not only intended for nature lovers or conservationists. Nature is such a precious thing and we humans are screwing around with the environment. Get this book now and support the WWF in their effort to promote wildlife on the planet before it is too late, otherwise, the only place where your children will be able to find so many fascinating (and probably extinct) animals is going to be on the pages of this book. This is money well spent!!!
Global 200 World Wildlife Fund: Places That Must Survive (Journeys Through the World and Nature) Nov 5, 2007
This book would make a great gift for yourself or anyone with an interest in helping to protect the most important ecosystems that remain on the planet. Outstanding photography will inspire the reader to learn more about the critical habitats identified by WWF and others as the Global 200. I have reviewed numerous large format books like this over the years and give this one my highest recommendation. this site is offering it at a great price and I plan to buy extra copies to give to my representatives in Washington. Everyone who can make a difference in helping to protect our world needs a copy of this book. By Rick LoBello, www.iloveparks.com