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Glimpses of Paradise

The Marvel Of Massed Animals

by (author) Fred Bruemmer

Key Porter Books
Initial publish date
Aug 2002
Plants & Animals, Reference, General
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    Aug 2002
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In the beginning when humans sparsely populated the world, the earth and sea were infinitely rich in animals.Now, humans have multiplied and most of the ancient animal wealth of our world has been destroyed. Yet, here and there, for a variety of reasons, some animal species still exist in immense numbers. In this spectacular photographic book, world-renowned photographer Fred Bruemmer captures this vision of Eden, of a world that once existed. Glimpses of Paradise opens with a backward glance at the world of animal wealth that once existed, with a special focus on two species: the North American bison, a majestic animal that once roamed the Plains in the millions, now in the hundreds and the now-extinct passenger pigeon.Then, Bruemmer examines some forty massings of animals with exquisite photographs and accompanying text.Some of the many animals included are the flamingo that gathers in pink millions on Africa's shrimp-rich saline lakes, the monarch butterfly that hibernates in the millions on remote mountains in Mexico, and the horseshoe crab, most ancient of all animals, that comes ashore on Delaware Bay, New Jersey every May when the moon is full and the tides are high. Bruemmer has been photographing animal massings around the world for the past ten years.In Glimpses of Paradise these visions of the past come alive. Respected internationally as a writer and photographer, Fred Bruemmer is the author of numerous books including for Key Porter Seals: In the Wild, Arctic Memories, Arctic World, Seasons of the Seal, From Acadia to Yellowstone and The Narwhal. His fascination with wildlife has taken him to every corner of the world.

About the author

FRED BRUEMMER is an internationally acclaimed author and photographer of more than twenty books, including Seasons of the Seal, Arctic Memories, and Glimpses of Paradise. He has spent his life travelling extensively throughout the circumpolar regions and to other remote parts of the globe. He speaks nine languages and has written more than a thousand articles for publications around the world, including Canadian Geographic, Natural History, National Geographic, and Smithsonian. Fred Bruemmer and his wife live in Montreal.

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