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Nextinction: Critically Endangered Birds of the World

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Author: Steadman, Ralph

Brand: Bloomsbury Natural History

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 224

Release Date: 15-09-2015

Part Number: 100 colour artworks throughout

Details: About the Author RALPH STEADMAN was born in 1936. He began his career as a cartoonist, and through the years has diversified into many creative fields. Ralph collaborated with Dr Hunter S. Thompson in the birth of 'gonzo' journalism, with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; he has illustrated classics such as Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island and Animal Farm, and written and illustrated his own books, which include Sigmund Freud, I Leonardo and The Big I Am. Steadman is also a printmaker, and has travelled the world's vineyards, culminating in his books The Grapes of Ralph, Untrodden Grapes and Still Life with Bottle. Steadman's recent books for Bloomsbury include his epic collection of bird illustrations, Extinct Boids. CERI LEVY is a film-maker, who started out making music videos before moving into the world of documentaries. His works include Bananaz, a film about the inner machinations of the group Gorillaz, and the forthcoming The Bird Effect; he is also co-curator of Ghosts of Gone Birds, and therefore a crucial cog in the boids' creation myth. Product Description The Boids are back in town . . . The follow-up to the award-winning Extinct Boids, this book features more of the incredible art of cartoonist Ralph Steadman. This time, the focus is not on the birds that are gone, but on the ones that there is still time left to save. These are the 192 critically endangered birds on the IUCN Red List, species such as the Giant Ibis, the Kakapo, the Sumatran Ground-cuckoo and the iconic Spoon-billed Sandpiper--these, along with a number of classic Steadman creations such as the Unsociable Lapwing, are the Nearly-Extinct Boids. Woids are again by author, conservationist, and filmmaker Ceri Levy. Together, Ceri and Ralph are THE GONZOVATIONISTS. Review “Steadman's colourful, spiky illustrations of critically endangered birds ... a dazzling aviary of 'nearly extinct' boids. Save them all and make the ink-spattered Steadboid vert happy.” ―Saga “Hatched from the minds of gonzo cartoonist Ralph Steadman and writer-filmmaker Ceri Levy, “Nextinction” is a visual plea for conservation efforts, depicting nearly 200 birds facing an irrevocable fate: extinction. Levy's humorous but educational text accompanies a spectacle of colorful plumage rendered with Steadman's unique illustrative style, right down to those trademark ink blotches.” ―Boston Globe "Steadman has a talent for birds, and his scratchy, ink-splattered style works wonders with beaks and feathers. The text is informative and wildly eccentric by turns." ―New Statesman "Even readers with only a passing interest in birds are sure to come away with a greater appreciation for avian diversity as well as the need to preserve endangered bird species." ―Publishers Weekly "New book Nextinction is both trippy and poignant.” ―Popular Science "Quirky commentary in the form of diary entries, emails, and phone conversations between the creators is accompanied by conservation information.” ―Library Journal "It’s a colorful take on a serious topic.” ―BirdWatching "The 192 here, in Steadman's trademark trippy style, are alive but endangered, including the giant ibis, the kakapo and the spoon-billed sandpiper. Steadman and Levy have dubbed themselves the ‘gonzovationists.’" ―Associated Press, gift guide "Ideal for the birder or art enthusiast, this vibrant collection is perfect for holiday giving and even contains a portrait of two turtledoves.” ―Shelf Awareness "The brilliantly bizarre cartoonist follows up 2012’s Extinct Boids with this compendium of the world’s critically endangered birds." ―Entertainment Weekly "Levy and Steadman have created a work that is likely to have appeal outside the group of hardcore birders." ―American Birding Association

EAN: 9781472911681

Package Dimensions: 14.0 x 10.1 x 0.6 inches

Languages: English

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