Peter Beard. The End of the Game

by TASCHEN

€87,00
Peter Beard’s landmark publication on Africa’s wildlife crisis remains a seminal account of a continent transformed by the human quest for adventure and “progress.” With hundreds of historical photographs and writings, as well as Beard’s own indelible images of elephant, rhino, and hippo populations, this new edition includes an interview with conservationist Dr. Esmond Bradley Martin.
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. 
Peter Beard. The End of the Game
Hardcover, quarter-bound, in slipcase, 27 x 30 cm, 304 pages

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