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Endangered Liaisons

Don Shay

Verlag: Alarus Press, 2008
ISBN 10: 0615213456 / ISBN 13: 9780615213453
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Titel: Endangered Liaisons

Verlag: Alarus Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2008

Einband: Hardcover

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Inhaltsangabe: Twenty years ago, Don Shay embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience that would prove to be anything but. Armed with two new cameras and a carry-on packed with film, he set forth on a photographic safari to Africa.

Captivated by the wild animals and wild places he found there, Shay returned again and again to the continent, delving deeper and deeper into its wilderness regions and game reserves as he sought out close encounters with some of the planet's most charismatic and highly endangered creatures. Through the years, Shay has spent more than nine months on safari, embracing the splendor and drama of Africa from open land vehicles, light aircraft, watercraft, hot-air balloons and on foot.

In this vibrant memoir of a twenty-year love affair, Shay evokes the safari experience with clarity, insight and humor. Accompany him as he traces the route of the Great Migration through the Serengeti ecosystem of Tanzania. Share the suspense as a lioness stalks prey in the Masai Mara of Kenya, and the horror as a cheetah hunt goes terribly awry in the Savuti region of Botswana. Climb the Virunga volcanoes of Rwanda for a poignant encounter with mountain gorillas. Join a pack of African wild dogs as they hunt and raise pups in the Okavango Delta of Botswana. And feel the rush of cruising down the Chobe River on a quest for elephants.

With this compilation of words and photographs, Don Shay has produced a vivid and compelling book that will resonate with anyone who has been on safari, anyone who is considering such an adventure, or anyone content to remain at home and enjoy the wonders of Africa from afar.

Awards & Recognition

Endangered Liaisons placed first in both Travel and Africa categories of the 2008 Reader Views Literary Awards, and was named winner of that competition's Karen Villanueva Award for Best Global Book of the Year. It was also an award-winning finalist in the Travel: Essay and Photography: Nature categories of USA Book News' National Best Book 2008 Awards, was chosen as a finalist in the Photography category of ForeWord Magazine's 2008 Book of the Year Awards, and was a finalist in the 2009 Eric Hoffer Awards for Independent Books.

Über den Autor: Don Shay is the founder and publisher of Cinefex. He has written extensively on motion picture production and visual effects for that publication and others. His book on the making of Jurassic Park, co-authored with Jody Duncan, topped The New York Times best-seller list for several weeks.

Shay and his wife, Estelle, have traveled throughout Africa, visiting dozens of game parks and reserves in a host of countries ranging from Kenya and Rwanda to Botswana and Namibia. They are longtime members of the African Wildlife Foundation, to which they are donating a portion of the proceeds from this book.

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