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This beautifully photographed book covers the panda's home and habits, feeding behavior, breeding, and survival in the face of human encroachment and deforestation. The author traveled to remote areas of China to photograph the elusive, endangered giant panda--it took her eight trips to find one. Her photos of both giant and red pandas in the wild are incredible, both fortifying and belying the image most Westerners have of cute, cuddly zoo animals. This is a fascinating introduction to a disappearing species.
An appealing book about an appealing animal, Pandas will serve as a good introduction to one of the world's most endangered and most beloved species. The author, a trained zoologist and professional wildlife photographer, has traveled extensively in China and writes eloquently of the landscape and plants of the mountainous regions that are the giant panda's home. The book is divided into six short chapters, covering such topics as general behavior, feeding habits, and breeding. Although not... read more --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Pandas are rare. Photos taken of pandas in their natural surroundings are even more rare. Pandas is an unrivaled collection of descriptive text and unique photos of seldom-spotted pandas in their natural habitat.
Wildlife photographer and former zoologist Heather Angel brings readers along on her personal adventure as she journeys into the depths of China to catch a glimpse of the endangered giant panda and the red panda. Along with glorious photography of pandas in the Chinese wilderness, Pandas relates details of the panda's eating habits, habitat, and behaviors, as well as conservation issues relating to its survival and endangered species status. All but two photos are of pandas in their natural surroundings.
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Heather Angel trained as a zoologist and worked as a marine biologist before becoming a professional wildlife photographer. She has visited China eleven times, including three visits specifically to photograph pandas.