Witness

Witness

Endangered Species of North America

Book - 1994
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Grand Central Pub
Startlingly beautiful in its content and powerfully eloquent in its message,Witness captures 100 species of North American animals and plants on the brink of extinction in a series of stunning color and duotone portraits. By photographing each imperiled creature against a stark black or white backdrop, photographers Susan Middleton and David Liittschwager visually remove the habitat that would ensure its survival and bring the plight of the individual species -- whether a majestic Florida panther or a delicate Tennessee purple coneflower -- closer to home. A bibliography and an index, a resource giude to additional information sources, an eloquent introduction by E. O. Wilson, and an essay on the Endangered Species Act complete this formidable volume, making it not only an elegant and moving documentary, but a valuable tool in the fight for the preservation of diminishing habitats and the species that depend on them.

Baker & Taylor
A collection of photographs of plants and animals currently on North America's endangered species list

Book News
For these extraordinary color and b&w portraits of 100 animals and plants, Middleton and Liittschwager both of whom studied with Richard Avedon spent two years on the road, sponsored by their publisher and the California Academy of Sciences (whose personnel supplied the descriptive text for each species pictured). Insects, arachnids, crustaceans, mussels, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, ands plants have been photographed as if in a studio, with plain black or white backgrounds and no other context exposed, vulnerable, without context, and in stunning display of their features and form. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Hachette Book Group
Startlingly beautiful in its content and powerfully eloquent in its message, Witness captures 100 species of North American animals and plants on the brink of extinction in a series of stunning color and duotone portraits. By photographing each imperiled creature against a stark black or white backdrop, photographers Susan Middleton and David Liittschwager visually remove the habitat that would ensure its survival and bring the plight of the individual species -- whether a majestic Florida panther or a delicate Tennessee purple coneflower -- closer to home. A bibliography and an index, a resource giude to additional information sources, an eloquent introduction by E. O. Wilson, and an essay on the Endangered Species Act complete this formidable volume, making it not only an elegant and moving documentary, but a valuable tool in the fight for the preservation of diminishing habitats and the species that depend on them.

Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, 1994
ISBN: 9780811802581
0811802582
9780811802826
0811802825
Branch Call Number: 574.529 MID
Characteristics: 254p. : ill. ; 32cm
Additional Contributors: Liittschwager, David

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