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The Wild Shores of Patagonia: The Valdes Peninsula and Punta Tombo - SIGNED 1st Edition/1st Printing

Rossi, Jasmine

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ISBN 10: 0810943522 / ISBN 13: 9780810943520
Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2000
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Near-Fine condition 1st U.S. Edition/1st Printing in Good condition dust jacket briefly inscribed ("To David, Best Wishes") and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Book is square and sound. Completely clean and unmarked inside and out. Two lower corners and the bottom edge of the spine are each lightly bumped -- the book's only defects. Dust jacket is not price-clipped and is completely clean. It has a few scratches in the glossy surfaces and several chips and tears, the longest of which is about 2". One tear in the back cover has been repaired with clear tape on the outside. Will be bubble-wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box to ensure safe delivery. Bookseller Inventory # ABH685

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Title: The Wild Shores of Patagonia: The Valdes ...

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Patagonia, the vast region at the southern tip of South America, is one of the last truly wild places in the world. This book focuses on one coastal region of Argentina that offers at least seasonal housing for an incredible wealth of sea birds (half a million Magellanic penguins), sea mammals (countless elephant seas and hundreds of endangered southern right whales) and land mammals (the guanaco, a smaller relative of the camel, is found here). This is the first photographic essay of the wildlife of the region, the result of the photographer's two years of living in a remote ranger's cabin on a cliff towering over the Southern Atlantic Ocean. All photographs are color. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Neither an experienced author nor a photographer, Rossi discovered Patagonia while on short leave from her job with the European Parliament and promptly turned her fascination into a two-year encampment to prepare this book. About half the book is devoted to a detailed discussion of southern right whales, southern elephant seals, and killer whales (including their unique beach hunting methods). Less detail is given to South American sea lions and dusky and bottlenose dolphins. The author describes Magellanic penguins but provides limited information on 12 other kinds of birds, sometimes furnishing just one picture and caption per species. Rossi also discusses eight land animals in about 25 pages, giving short shrift to some unique creatures. Reader interest in this area may grow, since the United Nations has recently declared the Vald s Peninsula a World Heritage Site, and ecotourist visits are increasing. Although the photographs are merely average, this readable volume is recommended for large public libraries and academic environmental/life sciences collections.DNancy Moeckel, Miami Univ. Libs., Oxford, OH
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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