Serengeti: The Eternal Beginning

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Award-winning author-photographer Boyd Norton draws upon his extensive experiences and photographs of the Serengeti ecosystem, including the Serengeti National Park, Kenya's Masai Mara, and Ngorongoro Crater. Using thrilling firsthand accounts and experiences, 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. Norton, world renowned as both a photographer and wilderness activist, highlights the preservation of the Serengeti while his vibrant and compelling photographs transport readers to the mystical and magical Serengeti.


Boyd Norton travels extensively to document the world's wild places and environmental issues, a specialty he has pursued as a photographer and writer for more than 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. 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 forty most influential nature photographers from around the globe by Outdoor Photography Magazine (UK). Norton's articles and photo essays have appeared in several major magazines, including National Geographic, Time, and Condé Nast Traveler. Norton is the author-photographer of sixteen books. When he's not in the wilds of Borneo, Siberia, or Africa, he calls Evergreen, Colorado, home. He lives with his wife Barbara and two Asian leopard cats.


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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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