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Title: Rhino
Description: (Cape Town: Struik, 1991) 1868251519. . Cover title: Rhino: The Story of the Rhinoceros and a Plea for Its Conservation. Foreword by Ian Player. 4to; original pale grey boards, lettered in silver gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 176, incl. index; lavishly illustrated with Daryl Balfour's full-colour photographs; some monochrome illustrations. Dustwrapper partially sunned, with short tear at head of spine panel; a little foxing; small scuff to top edge of upper board. Very good condition. "Rhino are among the most magnificent and awe-inspiring creatures on earth. Massive, powerful, yet totally vulnerable to the whims of mankind, the survival of the world's few remaining rhino is one of the greatest challenges facing conservationists today. The rhino's horn, evolved as a defensive weapon, is also its Achilles' heel and the sole reason for this animal having been hunted to the brink of extinction. The unheard-of privilege accorded author/photographers Daryl and Sharna Balfour of operating unfettered by the usual restraints of vehicles, roads and park regulations and being allowed to roam at will through the greatest rhinoceros reserves in Africa has resulted in a unique, personal yet informed perspective on these animals and a collection of stunning close-up photographs. Rhino deals not only with the black and white rhino in Africa, but also with the Asian species - the severely endangered Indian, Javan and Sumatran rhino. The text discusses the dilemma of poaching and the rhino horn trade, and the efforts to curb the slaughter of this prehistoric-looking animal. But the main thrust of the text and photographs in this book is to show the animals in their natural surroundings, their habitats and social behaviour, and also the animals that associate with them. Through its well-researched and up-to-date text and its stunning photographs, Rhino forms an evocative plea for the continued existence of these creatures.".

Keywords: . Wildlife Photography. Natal Parks

Price: GBP 7.50 = appr. US$ 10.71 Seller: Christison Rare Books
- Book number: 11262

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