African Critters (Library Binding)

By Robert B. Haas (Photographer), Wayne Pacelle (Foreword by), Robert B. Haas (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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Description


With a dramatic first-person narrative and close-up photography that brings kids into the thick of the action, National Geographic photographer Robert B. Haas gives us a rare glimpse into the struggles for survival in the African wilderness. We accompany him in his jeep, camera primed and ready to react. With stories and photographs that portray actual events, we wait patiently to spot leopard cubs coming out of their cave to play; we are charged by protective adult elephants who surround a new-born; we move side-by-side with a clan of wild dogs as they hunt impalas.

All the stories in the book are intimate, engaging, and true. Haas shares his work with readers, teaching the key lessons that all wildlife photographers live by: patience, persistence, and an intense interest in animals. "When we are out there, we are working inside a world that is both fascinating and historic." This beautiful and inviting book draws readers into Haas’s passion for Africa, for conservation, and for finding harmony between the actions of humans and the survival of wild animals.

African Critters is a wonderful holiday gift for animal lovers of all ages, a valuable sourcebook for school reports, and an essential addition to any animal book collection.

About the Author


Masters of Their Universe is the eleventh book by Robert B. Haas. Haas's investment firms compiled a highly successful record over three decades, including the noteworthy acquisitions of Dr Pepper, 7-Up, and Sybron International.

More recently, the author chose to pursue his artistic passions, ultimately becoming one of the world's most renowned aerial photographers. Haas has authored a series of photography books on African wildlife and four collections of aerial photography published by National Geographic, including two of the most widely-distributed single photographer works in National Geographic's history.

Haas's photographs have appeared in major exhibits throughout the world, and his work has been featured on CBS News Sunday Morning, ABC News Nature's Edge, and CNN, and in National Geographic magazine, Time magazine, Forbes Life, and numerous other publications.

A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, Haas has frequently lectured at both universities.



Wayne Pacelle is president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, the nation's largest animal protection organization.

Masters of Their Universe is the eleventh book by Robert B. Haas. Haas's investment firms compiled a highly successful record over three decades, including the noteworthy acquisitions of Dr Pepper, 7-Up, and Sybron International.

More recently, the author chose to pursue his artistic passions, ultimately becoming one of the world's most renowned aerial photographers. Haas has authored a series of photography books on African wildlife and four collections of aerial photography published by National Geographic, including two of the most widely-distributed single photographer works in National Geographic's history.

Haas's photographs have appeared in major exhibits throughout the world, and his work has been featured on CBS News Sunday Morning, ABC News Nature's Edge, and CNN, and in National Geographic magazine, Time magazine, Forbes Life, and numerous other publications.

A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, Haas has frequently lectured at both universities.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781426303180
ISBN-10: 1426303181
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication Date: September 9th, 2008
Pages: 91
Language: English