The Smaller Majority
|Rating||:||4.63 (762 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||288 Pages|
Original book, great printing This book has an atractive original way to look at the commonly overlooked animals, the quality of the pages texture is also original and good, I just wish it was more extensive.. Derek S. Sikes said Inspiring. I'm a friend of the author and have been with him in the field for some of the shots in this book. I can say Piotr is a driven man - at the end of a long day of hiking, entomologizing, and shooting - when it's time to quit he invariably pushes on, stretching his wo. "Other worlds" according to Newton Ooi. The things one notices in life often depends on our point of view. In some cases, this is literally true. For humans living in the modern world of concrete and steel, we are often oblivious to the ecosystems that occur in other locales on different scales of space.
Using pioneering camera techniques that allow us to see the world of these creatures from their point of view, the book exposes the environment in which they live, the threats they face, and the devastating impact their disappearance may have. This is the "smaller majority" that we meet eye-to-eye, often for the first time and certainly as never before, in Piotr Naskrecki's spectacular book. A large-format volume of over 400 exquisite, full-color photographs, some depicting animals never before captured with a camera, The Smaller Majority takes us on a visual journey into the remote world of organisms that, however little known, overlooked, or even reviled, are critical to the biodiversity of the tropics, and to the life of our planet. Here are the species who truly dominate the tropi
. Piotr Naskrecki is Post-Doctoral Fellow in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Associate in Entomology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University
Crisp, enjoyable prose, clearly explains complex biological processes. (Nov.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. . Naskrecki wants to raise awareness of the perils of extinction and habitat loss, but he also wants to reawaken a childish curiosity and delight in the small wonders of the natural world. From Publishers WeeklyStarred Review. It's often said that you should buy books of gorgeous, light-saturated photographs for the images alone. Not only the photographs are valuable: the writing also shines. All rights reserved. Naskrecki's exuberant, expert knowledge of this microscopic world has been distilled down to the most arresting details. Naskrecki's work does contain stunning and unusual nature photo