A Window on Eternity

A Window on Eternity

A Biologist's Walk Through Gorongosa National Park

Book - 2014
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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-colour photographs by two of the world's best wildlife photographers. In 1976, Gorongosa National Park was the premier park in Mozambique. Then came the civil war of 1978-1992, when much of the ecosystem was destroyed, reducing some large animal populations by 90 percent or more. Due to a remarkable conservation effort sponsored by an American entrepreneur, the park was restored in the 1990s and is now evolving back to its former state. This is the story of that incredible transformation and why such biological diversity is so important.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2014
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476747415
Branch Call Number: 333.9516 WIL NVD
Characteristics: xix, 149 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Naskrecki, Piotr
Yu, Jessica


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Nov 14, 2016

A decently written book, passionate, though somewhat disorganized, about a large park in Mozambique (plus a forty minute video). Extraordinary photographs, especially of insects in the last third of the book.

ChristchurchLib Jun 16, 2014

"Joining forces with nature photographer Piotr Naskrecki, biologist and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Edward O. Wilson takes readers on a lavishly illustrated tour of Mozambique's 1,500 square mile Gorongosa National Park, documenting the region's natural history as well as the devastation wrought by a 16-year civil war that destroyed much of the park's biodiversity -- including 90 percent of its megafauna. Wilson also describes Gorongosa's gradual rebirth, a collaborative effort between scientists and philanthropists whose goal to restore the area to its former glory proceeds at a slow but steady pace. For a moving, yet ultimately hopeful story of conservation against the backdrop of one of the world's most beautiful and valuable ecological treasures, don't miss A Window on Eternity." Nature and Science June 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/eaa85527-59b9-4794-85a8-16a62e26054a?postId=f3c1543b-4239-4258-a283-3e26e8d3608f

Jun 04, 2014

Excellent photographs, so-so writing, confusing maps. A coffee table book meant to promote the other projects the author is involved in.

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