The follow-up to the award-winning Extinct Boids, Ralph Steadman's Nextinction features more of the incredible art of cartoonist Ralph Steadman. This time the focus is not on the birds that are gone, but the ones that there's still time 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 film-maker Ceri Levy. Together, Ceri and Ralph are The Gonzovationists. A proportion of the proceeds from Ralph Steadman's Nextinction goes to BirdLife International, to help them prevent the Nextinction.
- ISBN: 9781472911681
- Author(s): Ralph Steadman
- Illustrator(s): Ralph Steadman
- Stock Code: 2911681
- Format: Hardback
- Illustrations: Colour illustrations
- Pages: 224
- Published: 2015
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These remarkable pieces of art include Steadman's unique interpretations of well known birds such as the Great Auk and Dodo, along with less familiar members of the avian firmament such as the snail eating Coua and a handful of bizarre creations such as the Gob Swallow, the Nasty Tern and Needless Smut. All with a riot of colour and a slice of trademark Steadman humour.
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Elizabeth Kolbert combines brilliant field reporting, the history of ideas and the work of geologists, botanists and marine biologists to tell the gripping stories of a dozen species, some already gone, others at the point of vanishing. Among the iconic species considered are the Panamanian golden frog and the Sumatran rhino. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy and this title urgently compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human. Illustration type: B/W photographs, B/W illustrations, 336pp. 2014
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