"Boyd Norton has captured the magic of this ancient and majestic ecosystem. " Dr. Jane Goodall
"Preserving the Serengeti is as much about saving our humanity, our link to nature and our own ancient past, as it is about stopping an environmental tragedy. Boyd's book Serengeti
covers it all very well."Richard Engel, Chief Foreign Correspondent, NBC News.
"What manner of insanity would lead us to destroy our own cradle. That is the Serengeti. And its richness and wonder are under great threat. Boyd Norton's book, Serengeti, shows us this magical land in all its splendor, and demonstrates how we might better know it and preserve it".
Ed Begley, Jr., actor, eco-activist
"Boyd Norton's exquisite images of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro shock us back into East Africa's 'eternal beginnings,' its thundering migrations, and the nourishment of its stillness. This book is a gift, a piece of hope. Grab it now."
Gretel Ehrlich, Author The Solace of Open Spaces
"A pictorial and poetic tour de force."
Kathi Anderson, Executive Director Walden Woods Project, The Thoreau Institute
From the Author
"I have been traveling here for nearly 30 years and from the start this place has had a profound impact on me. Serengeti is one of the very few reserves left on earth that protects and contains such a complete ecosystem and the succession of life taking place within it. In the struggle to define and describe such places as Serengeti, timeless
is a word often used. But this is not a place where time is diminished. It is a land full of time that extends back to the dawn of humankind and beyond. And perhaps it is that fact that triggers in many of us some faint spark of genetic memory when visiting here. Serengeti gave our ancient ancestors knowledge. Serengeti made us human. Serengeti is the land of our youth. It deserves our utmost care, even if we live thousands of miles from it, even if we never visit it. It is vital that it remain the 'stillness of the eternal beginning.'
Some recent threats have come to light, threats that could forever change the life and land here. I have co-founded a non-profit, Serengeti Watch, in order to protect this marvelous land for future generations. A significant portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to this organization."