Remains of a rainbow: rare plants and animals of Hawai'i

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National Geographic Society, Sep 18, 2001 - Nature - 263 pages
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David Liittschwager and Susan Middleton have established a reputation as the foremost chroniclers of the endangered natural world, combining rigorous methodology with aesthetic genius. Their work has afforded a vivid presence to rare animals and plants, many of which are threatened with extinction.

This groundbreaking portfolio of photographs encompasses the spectacular array of life-forms endemic to the Hawaiian Islands, including species either new to science or previously thought to be extinct.

Working with internationally renowned field biologists, Liittschwager and Middleton have ventured into remote native habitats and uncovered intact ecosystems where plants and animals still live in healthy relationship to one another. Their inaccessibility has helped protect these habitats from damage, even if it means that few people will ever have the opportunity to experience their richness and value directly.

Remains of a Rainbow combines Liittschwager’s and Middleton’s work with a powerful text (including a foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer W.S. Merwin) to tell a story of rare and wondrous creatures and habitats and the people devoted to their preservation.

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The authors, who have worked with endangered species in their previous photographic work, Witness (Chronicle, 1994), here turn their cameras to Hawaii, home to over a quarter of the specimens on the U ... Read full review



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David Liittschwager and Susan Middleton are well known internationally for their arresting portraits of endangered North American plants and animals. They have published three books on the subject-Remains of a Rainbow; Witness; and Here Today (0-8118-0041-5; Chronicle, 1991), and their work was the subject of an Emmy Award-winning 1997 National Geographic television documentary, America's Endangered Species: Don't Say Goodbye. They have an active lecture schedule across the U.S. and their work has appeared in publications the world over and in many noted scientific works as well. Susan and David each live in San Francisco, California.

Middleton has been deeply involved in the documentation and portraiture of endangered animals, plants, sites, people, and cultures for the last 25 years.

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