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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (September 24, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419709453
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419709456
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 15.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Nick Brandt photographs exclusively in Africa, where since 2001 he has been working on a last testament to wild animals and wild places. The first two volumes of the trilogy were recently combined and published together as On This Earth, A Shadow Falls. Brandt’s work has been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe. In 2010, he founded Big Life Foundation to help preserve critical ecosystems in Kenya and Tanzania. Born and raised in England, he lives in the mountains of Southern California.


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Nick Brandt photographs exclusively in Africa, one of his goals being to record an elegy and last testament to the wild animals and natural world there before they are lost forever at the hands of man.

In the 12 years from 2001-2012, he worked on a trilogy of photographic essays, charting this disappearing world. The title of the three books form one consecutive sentence:
On This Earth, A Shadow Falls, Across The Ravaged Land."

Brandt has had multiple solo gallery and museum shows around the world, including in New York, London, Berlin, Stockholm, Paris and Los Angeles.
Born and raised in England, he now lives in the southern Californian mountains.

He is co-founder of Big Life Foundation, fighting to protect the animals of a large area of Kenya and Tanzania.

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Excellent print quality.
Brad Livengood
This book in itself demonstrates the glorious beauty that we all are losing, everyday.
Lambie's MOM
Nick Brandt has taken some very striking images for this collection.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Hans Mouritzen on September 25, 2013
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Even without reading the forewords of Nick Brandt, this book is riveting and very often in a painful way. Some of the images are extremely strong and very hard to shake. Add his text and you have something that will scar your soul.
From a purely photographic viewpoint, his photos are downright amazing. They are not flashy in any way; all are black and white with a sepia tone with a very high resolution. His pictures spoke to me because I feel they exhibit the soul of the artist, they are real, very real.
Last, but not least, the print is sumptuous; all are very matt and are of the best quality I have ever seen.
In every aspect, this is an amazing book.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Daniel L. on September 25, 2013
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I received this much anticipated book today and it was all that I expected and more. Frankly, although less voluminous than Genesis by author Sebastiao Salgado, the imagery had a much more profound impact on me on an emotional level. There were no filler images, every image included was just the right amount to convey the emotion desired. My only complaint and it is a major fault for such a great book, was that arrived with corrugated and bent cover sheet. The folks who packaged before shipping did a lousy job of protecting the book on it's voyage.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By DUSA on October 15, 2013
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Nick Brandt's photography has no equal. Be warned: this is a sad book. But beautiful, full of meaning and mandatory for those who want to understand that the world is not a theme park. Indeed, the world is a mess as a result of the predatory nature of the dominant species (humans). Exquisite, tragic, essential.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lambie's MOM on October 14, 2013
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The book, Across the Ravaged Land by Rick Brandt is heart breaking and haunting. The lines of elephant tusks are sickening, and heart breaking. To think that a creature as noble and elegant as the African Elephant must give up its life (91 African elephants were murdered, poisoned at a watering hole in Zimbabwe, just last week) to be fashioned into desk ornaments, jewelry and other trinkets is disgusting and shameful.

The book itself is beautiful in photography and concept. A hard one to review, totally spot on in its defense of these noble creatures and wonderful in its beauty. I could not turn a page without tears filling my eyes. As the keepers of this earth and its creatures we all need to be held responsible and to open our eyes wider to the plight of the African elephants, lions, tigers, etc. This book in itself demonstrates the glorious beauty that we all are losing, everyday.

The brutal slaughter of a giant land animal for trinkets and objets d'arts, is not only shameful, wasteful and ridiculous it is a scar on this wonderful land.

Mr. Brandt's series of books are magnificent and haunting. How he must have suffered upon seeing these terrible lines of tusks, because behind everyone is murdered elephant.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brad Livengood on February 26, 2014
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Worth every penny and then some! Excellent print quality. I'm dumbfounded at how Nick manages to get such wonderful photos. Its also an insanely powerful book that will wrench at your heart for the cause of conservation. This book shows the power of photography to effect global change.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gerardo Jose Beretta Buckley on December 10, 2013
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It is absolutely magnificent, and consistent in content with other books from the Author. The size is also great ( larger than others)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L Griffiths on December 4, 2013
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The photographs have a haunting beauty which touched me profoundly and tell a sorry story more eloquently than a thousand words.
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By Peter Bourget on April 13, 2014
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The photos show such feeling he has. The photographer really brings out the reasons we need to preserve these animals.
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