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Peter Beard. The End of the Game

100Edizione: IngleseDisponibilità: Disponibile
Il libro storico di Peter Beard sulla crisi della fauna selvatica africana rimane un resoconto fondamentale di un continente trasformato dalla ricerca umana dell'avventura e del "progresso". Con le indimenticabili immagini di Beard di popolazioni di elefanti, rinoceronti e ippopotami, questa edizione include un'intervista con il Dr. Esmond Bradley Martin, attivista contro il commercio dell’avorio
Hardcover, quarter-bound, in slipcase10.6 x 11.8 in.5.54 lb304 pagine
Peter Beard. The End of the Game

Peter Beard. The End of the Game


Game Control

An essential, early portrait of Africa’s wildlife crisis

“The deeper the white man went into Africa, the faster the life flowed out of it, off the plains and out of the bush...vanishing in acres of trophies and hides and carcasses.” — Peter Beard

A landmark publication on Africa, The End of the Game combines Peter Beard’s salient text and remarkable photographs to document the overpopulation and starvation of tens of thousands of elephants, rhinos, and hippos in Kenya’s Tsavo lowlands and Uganda parklands in the 1960s and ’70s.

Researched and compiled over two decades, and updated several times since with new material, this is Beard’s essential book—a powerful and poignant testimony to the damage done by human intervention in Africa. His own images and writings are supplemented by historical photographs of, and quotations from, the enterprisers, explorers, missionaries, and big-game hunters whose quest for adventure and “progress” were to change the face of a continent: Theodore Roosevelt, Frederick Courteney Selous, Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen), Philip Percival, J. A. Hunter, Ernest Hemingway, and J. H. Patterson.

This new edition includes an interview with conservationist Dr. Esmond Bradley Martin, as well as essays from previous editions by renowned writer Paul Theroux and ecologist Dr. Richard M. Laws, and contributions to the afterword by agronomist Dr. Norman Borlaug. Touching on such themes as distance from nature, density and stress, and loss of common sense, this seminal portrait is as resonant today, amid growing environmental crises, as it was a half century ago.
L'editore e autore

Peter Beard (1938–2020) began taking photographs and keeping diaries from early childhood. By the time he graduated from Yale University, he had developed a keen interest in Africa. Throughout the 1960s and ’70s he worked in Tsavo Park, the Aberdares, and Lake Turkana in Kenya’s northern frontier. A constant creator, Beard the chronicler photographed, wrote, drew, collaged, and assembled a history of his life experiences and our own.

Peter Beard. The End of the Game
Hardcover, quarter-bound, in slipcase27 x 30 cm2.51 kg304 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-8486-9

Edizione: Inglese
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13 Valutazioni

Beautiful book, but the slipcover is disappointing

Rey,7 febbraio 2022
The book comes in a cardboard slipcase. Very disappointing and cheap for a gorgeous book like this.

Five Stars

Zoltan,12 novembre 2021
Beautiful book. Well worth the money!


Hanspeter,3 novembre 2021
Das Buch ist ein Gesamtkunstwerk. Text, Bilder und die Verarbeitung, aber auch ein Vermächtnis und Mahnmal von Peter Beard. Es ist ein Fingerzeig der Zeit. Es ist ein Produkt von hoher Qualität im TASCHEN typischen Preis-Leistungsverhältnis.

Schockierend schön

Katrin,2 novembre 2021
Neben Salgado schafft es Beard in ähnlicher Weise, die Schönheit des afrikanischen Kontinents und die Schrecken, die die Kolonialisierung mit sich brachte, einzufangen.


Christian,30 ottobre 2021
Magique et envoûtant.


Christian,30 ottobre 2021
Magique et envoûtant.