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Serengeti: The Eternal Beginning Hardcover – October 1, 2011
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"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.
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After I made my getaway, I began free-lancing as a photographer and writer, specializing in wilderness, wildlife and adventure travel. I'm the author of 16 books ranging in topics from African elephants to mountain gorillas, from Siberia's Lake Baikal to the Serengeti ecosystem, Alaskan wilderness - and more. I've been an environmental activist for over 45 years.
I'm honored to be chosen as "One of the 40 most influential nature photographers from around the globe" by Outdoor Photography Magazine U.K. I once received an award from Robert Redford on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency for my "important, exciting environmental photography and writing." Thanks Bob.
Recently I've organized opposition to the proposed commercial highway that would cut across Serengeti National Park and perhaps destroy the greatest animal migration on earth. I'm co-founder and co-director of Serengeti Watch (savetheserengeti.org).
My newest book, "Serengeti: The Eternal Beginning" will be released in October 2011. Pre-orders available here on Amazon. Pre-publication comments have been great, from Ed Begley Jr., actor and eco-activist to Joe McGinniss author of "Fatal Vision," "Going to Extremes," and the forthcoming "Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin." These and more are on my blog.
New pre-publication comments on my Serengeti book:
"Boyd Norton has captured the magic of this ancient and majestic ecosystem. Through superb and deeply sensitive photographs and compelling accounts of his experiences there he introduces its animals and people. Serengeti: the Eternal Beginning is profoundly moving - you will understand why it is so important to preserve this place for generations to come." 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." Richard Engel, Chief Foreign Correspondent, NBC NEWS
Top Customer Reviews
I loved the book. Just looking thru it the first time, I could almost, hear, smell and feel the wildness that I have experienced there in person three times.
Thanks Mr. Norton, your book has made me smile this month and does each time I see it in my living-room.
Like Norton, I've been in Serengeti with Hussein Hamisi and Ally Msamy when they were driver-guides with Sengo Safaris and camped at Naabi Hill and on the floor of Ngorongoro Crater in 1989. I was with them again after they formed Unique Safaris. I've also had John Lidede as a guide in Masai Mara. As was my own, Norton's introduction to the Serengeti ecosystem was in Masai Mara at a time when the great herds were far away, yet both of us returned again and again to experience the WHOLE of it.
Negative criticism of the book's photographs is unfair and unfounded, as they contribute visual impressions enhancing the richness of the text. Although a number lack captions, most of these are closely associated with Norton's accounts of his experiences. In his chapter "Kifaru" he introduces Anna Merz and her book "Rhino: At the Brink of Extinction" from whom and which he learned much about communication in the black rhinoceros. In the following chapter "The Language of the Wild" he speculates on communication among acacias under attack by giraffes.Read more ›
once again salute to Boyd Norton for taking us to Heaven of Animal Kingdom
Harshad Patel, 8 Windwood drive, Glastonbury, CT USA 06033
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Having visited the Serengeti this book was terrific and really captured the landscapes and animals. Several pictures looked just like the ones we took. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Francoise Reynolds
Planning Safari for Aug/sept, 2014, have not read book yet. Paged thru it, looks like it will be very helpful for pre trip readingPublished 22 months ago by Michael R. Jeka
Boyd's book is written in very understandable prose - a delight and a great read and photos to get ready for a trip to the Serengeti - for real or from your easy chair at home.Published on March 22, 2013 by Jeanette
I was very surprised by the quality of the pictures. They are not good at all.
Almost all of them are small, not sharp enough, not in focus and they look colorless. Read more
This is a magnificent book. Norton's love for the land, the animals and the people of the Serengeti shines through on every page, and I was captivated from the moment I opened it. Read morePublished on November 25, 2011 by Anne Pendleton
To me the beauty of this book is not just the beautiful photography, but the writing as well. I suppose everyone else reacted in the same way - when I first got this I went through... Read morePublished on November 13, 2011 by Mary Beardslee