A life in the wild: George Schaller's struggle to save the last great beasts

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Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,
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For more than fifty years, explorer-naturalist George Schaller has been on a mission: to save the world's great wild beasts and their environments. In this compelling biography, illustrated with Schaller's own striking photographs, Pamela S. Turner examines the amazing life and groundbreaking work of the man International Wildlife calls "the world's foremost field biologist." Schaller's landmark research revolutionalized field biology, demonstrating that it is possible to study dangerous animals in their own habitats: mountain gorillas in Central Africa, predatory tigers in India, mysterious snow leopards in the Himalayas, and many others. His insights about species and environment led him to successfully advocate for the protection of over 190,000 square miles of wilderness around the world - an area the size of Spain.

Packed with grand adventure, intriguing science, dramatic photographs, and Schaller's own breathtaking descriptions of the natural world and the animals who live in it, this full-color biography brilliantly captures the spirit and passion of George Schaller's unusual - and inspiring - life in the wild.

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subject_facet Biography, Schaller, George B. -- Juvenile literature, Wildlife conservation, Wildlife conservation -- Juvenile literature, Zoologists, Zoologists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
title_display A life in the wild : George Schaller's struggle to save the last great beasts
title_full A life in the wild : George Schaller's struggle to save the last great beasts / Pamela S. Turner
title_short A life in the wild :
title_sub George Schaller's struggle to save the last great beasts
topic_facet Schaller, George B, Wildlife conservation, Zoologists