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A Book that Celebrates our Beautiful Biodiversity

Brimming with wildlife and the wonders of nature these three books will delight all who receive them.

Wild Adaptions of the Anthropocene

This book is a celebration of the beauty, ferocity, and revival of Earth’s endangered wildlife as witnessed through the lens of legendary photographer, Art Wolfe. The tome salutes an extraordinary diversity of species inhabiting the planet. Some are common, some rare, and many are conservation success stories, species that have been brought back from the edge of extinction.

Over his forty-year career, Art Wolfe has photographed many species that were once on endangered species lists but are now flourishing (such as the bald eagle and humpback whale). These recoveries are an uplifting testament to the resilience of life when it is given a chance.

From amphibians and reptiles to mammals and birds, the pages portray an earthly aesthetic millions of years in the making. Wolfe has photographed more than 500 species in 60 countries, and the work in WILD LIVES forms his most comprehensive, globe-spanning book of wildlife photography he has ever published.

Accompanying Wolfe’s photos are essays by biologist, Gregory A. Green. Focusing on the why of wildlife conservation and recovery, Green discusses the redistribution of animals and their habitats dating all the way back to the Ice Age. Together, Wolfe and Green have crafted a monograph that will not only shed new light on the creatures that surround us, but on humanity as a species as well.

SPECIAL EDITION will also be available from November 28 2023.

This special collector’s edition of Wild Lives is limited to 200 copies. It includes a gorgeous clamshell case, a custom signed and numbered certificate, and a limited edition print–a stunning centerpiece for any collector or wildlife enthusiast.

Preorder your signed copy: https://artwolfe.com/wild-lives/

Touching the Amazon

A unique opportunity to experience the exotic nature of the Amazon through touch—adding a senory dimension to a visual journey.

Feel these photographs with the tips of your fingers: Amazônia Touch was created by Sebastião Salgado, Lélia Wanick Salgado, and VISIO Foundation for blind or visually impaired people.

For seven years, Sebastião Salgado traveled throughout the Brazilian Amazonian biome photographing the rainforest, the clouds, the rivers, the mountains, and the native people who live there. His book Amazônia shows this deep universe – where the immense power of nature is like no other that can be felt on the planet – and is an invitation to contemplate those human and environmental factors that are crucial to our planet and call for protection of the eco-system and of Indigenous peoples of the region.

Together with the French VISIO Foundation, Sebastião Salgado and Lélia Wanick Salgado created an exceptional project for blind or visually impaired children and adults: Amazônia Touch, a box with 21 three-dimensional tactile “transcriptions” of 18 photographs and 3 geographical maps from Salgado’s book Amazônia. These relief images are produced with brass plates, using an ancient embossing and stamping technique on Pachica paper. For the first time, it is possible to feel the power of Salgado’s photographs with the tips of the fingers.

The 21 relief plates are accompanied by a brochure presenting the 18 photos and the 3 maps with English, French and Brazilian texts and the access to audio descriptions of the works, which are accessible online by connecting to the website https://culture.fondation-visio.org.

Volume available from: https://www.taschen.com/en/books/photography/08171/sebastiao-salgado-amazonia-touch

Exploring Asia’s Greatest Wildlife Sanctuaries

Truly wild places are rare, but the systems which sustain wildlife and their ecosystems are flourishing alongside human presence in reserves and sanctuaries where their value is prioritized. In these places, we see a revival of nature no longer present in unprotected areas.

Endangered species have a chance to recover and biodiversity to bloom—a joyful glimpse at the positive impact we can make.

Articulating the vital impact of sanctuaries throughout Asia, this book presents a wonderous array of natural diversity and reinforces the importance of sharing our world with wild and fragile things.

The Asian continent has the world’s highest mountains, hottest deserts and oldest rainforests. And it is the perfect starting point for an exploration of the incredible diversity of wildlife that the world is now in danger of losing due to climate change, population pressures, deforestation and other factors.

Take an unforgettable journey to 27 wildlife sanctuaries spread across 14 Asian countries, guided by two devoted conservationists who have spent 20 years exploring, documenting and photographing Asia’s incredible wildlife.

This tome of treasures is published to raise awareness and funds in support of BirdLife International for their conservation projects in Asia.

You can view an exclusive excerpt from the book and read my interview with Bjorn in the upcomming issue of BEJournal.

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