A Window on Eternity: A Biologist's Walk Through Gorongosa National Park

A Window on Eternity: A Biologist's Walk Through Gorongosa National Park

Author:   Edward O Wilson (Harvard University) ,  Piotr Naskrecki
Publisher:   Simon & Schuster
ISBN:  

9781476747415


Pages:   149
Publication Date:   01 June 2014
Format:   Mixed media product
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The remarkable story of how one of the most biologically diverse habitats in the world was destroyed, restored, and continues to evolve with stunning, full-color photographs by two of the world s best wildlife photographers. A Window on Eternity is a stunning book of splendid prose and gorgeous photography about one of the biologically richest places in Africa and perhaps in the world. Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique was nearly destroyed in a brutal civil war, then was reborn and is now evolv-ing back to its original state. Edward O. Wilson s personal, luminous description of the wonders of Gorongosa is beautifully complemented by Piotr Naskrecki s extraordinary photographs of the park s exquisite natural beauty. A bonus DVD of Academy Award winning director Jessica Yu s documentary, The Guide, is also included with the book. Wilson takes readers to the summit of Mount Gorongosa, sacred to the local people and the park s vital watershed. From the forests of the mountain he brings us to the deep gorges on the edge of the Rift Valley, previously unexplored by biologists, to search for new species and assess their ancient origins. He describes amazing animal encounters from huge colonies of agricultural termites to specialized raider ants that feed on them to giant spiders, a battle between an eagle and a black mamba, conversations with traumatized elephants that survived the slaughter of the park s large animals, and more. He pleads for Gorongosa and other wild places to be allowed to exist and evolve in its timeless way uninterrupted into the future. As he examines the near destruction and rebirth of Gorongosa, Wilson analyzes the balance of nature, which, he observes, teeters on a razor s edge. Loss of even a single species can have serious ramifications throughout an ecosystem, and yet we are carelessly destroying complex biodiverse ecosystems with unknown consequences. The wildlands in which these ecosystems flourish gave birth to humanity, and it is this natural world, still evolving, that may outlast us and become our legacy, our window on eternity.

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Author:   Edward O Wilson (Harvard University) ,  Piotr Naskrecki
Publisher:   Simon & Schuster
Imprint:   Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Dimensions:   Width: 19.60cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.699kg
ISBN:  

9781476747415


ISBN 10:   1476747415
Pages:   149
Publication Date:   01 June 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Mixed media product
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock at warehouse   Availability explained
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A Window on Eternity revels in biodiversity and nature's inventiveness. . . . Wilson plants his defiant flag defending biodiversity in a place once so brutally despoiled that its recovery is truly momentous. --Stuart Pimm Nature


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