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Witness: Endangered Species of North America

Susan Middleton and David Littschwager

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ISBN 10: 0811802582 / ISBN 13: 9780811802581
Published by Chronicle Books, 1994
Condition: Collectible: Very Good Soft cover
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Third printing. Flat SIGNED by David Littschwager on the title page. The volume has very light wear, but all pages are turned and/or creased on the top corner ending with a crease on the rear cover. This is an oversized book and will require additional postage on priority and international mailings. Bookseller Inventory # 13050407

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Title: Witness: Endangered Species of North America

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Signed: Signed

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Startlingly beautiful in its content and powerfully eloquent in its message, Witness captures 100 species of North American animals and plants on the brink of extinction in a series of stunning color and duotone portraits. By photographing each imperiled creature against a stark black or white backdrop, photographers Susan Middleton and David Liittschwager visually remove the habitat that would ensure its survival and bring the plight of the individual species -- whether a majestic Florida panther or a delicate Tennessee purple coneflower -- closer to home. A bibliography and an index, a resource giude to additional information sources, an eloquent introduction by E. O. Wilson, and an essay on the Endangered Species Act complete this formidable volume, making it not only an elegant and moving documentary, but a valuable tool in the fight for the preservation of diminishing habitats and the species that depend on them.

About the Author:

David Liittschwager has worked with Richard Avedon and Mary Ellen Mark and collaborated on the Endangered Species Project. They are the authors of Here Today: Portraits of Our Vanishing Species (Chronicle Books, 1991).

Susan Middleton is chair of the photography department at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in many publications, including Audubon, Natural History, and Smithsonian.

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