Serengeti: The Eternal Beginning

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In Serengeti, author/photographer Boyd Norton draws upon his extensive experiences and photographs taken of the Serengeti ecosystem, including the Serengeti National Park, Kenya's Masai Mara and Ngorongoro Crater. The book captures the history, people, animals and the great migration that makes this one of the most fascinating and special places in the world.

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"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."

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Boyd Norton travels extensively in documenting the world’s wild places and environmental issues, a specialty he has pursued as a photographer and writer for over forty-five years. For most of his photographic and writing career, Norton has devoted a great amount of time to conservation issues and the preservation of wilderness and wildlife worldwide. He played a key role in establishment of several wilderness areas in the Rocky Mountains, new national parks in Alaska, and in the designation of Siberia’s Lake Baikal as a World Heritage Site. Among his many awards, he received commendation from the Environmental Protection Agency, presented by Robert Redford, for his “important, exciting environmental photography and writing.” Norton was also selected as “One of the 40 most influential nature photographers from around the globe” by Outdoor Photography Magazine U.K. Norton’s articles and photo essays have appeared in most major magazines, and he is the author-photographer of sixteen books. When he’s not in the wilds of Borneo or Siberia or Africa, he calls Evergreen, Colorado home. He lives with his wife, Barbara, and two Asian leopard cats.

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