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A Shadow Falls (Hardcover)

Author:  Nick/ Goldberg Brandt Foreword By:  Peter Singer Photographer:  Nick Brandt
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 081095415X
ISBN-13: 9780810954151
Sku: 211229191
Publish Date: 9/1/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 12H x 15L x 0.75T
Pages:  132
 
An assortment of tritone images captures the lives of the animals of East Africa in their natural environment, in an evocative tribute to the vanishing wilderness of the region. *Author: Brandt, Nick/ Goldberg, Vicki (FRW)/ Singer, Peter (FRW) *Publication Date: 2009/09/01 *Number of Pages: 132 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 15.00 *Height: 12.00
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In A Shadow Falls, which features fifty-eight recent images in stunning, oversized tritone plates, Nick Brandt continues his ambitious and ongoing photographic project to memorialize the vanishing natural grandeur of East Africa. Brandt's wide-screen panoramas of animals and landscapes capture an epic vision of Africa that has not been seen before. His iconic portraits of its majestic animals are filled with an empathy usually reserved for human subjects.| |From the opening images in A Shadow Falls, of a verdant world filled with multitudes of animals, to the closing images of small bands of creatures moving across a parched, dusty earth, Brandt portrays a mythic Africa struggling against tragic forces. In years to come, we will look back at these powerful photographs and wonder why humanity did not do more to preserve this rare corner of earthly paradise.|
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Peter Singer
It is the mark of unique thinkers to have their names become adjectives, title schools of thought, or, as with Peter Singer, herald controversy. Since his 1999 Princeton appointment as Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Ethics at their Center for Human Values, much discussion has been sparked. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Peter Singer has come to his New Jersey roost by an impressive academic path. He studied at the University of Melbourne and at Oxford, where, in 1971, he began to lecture on Ethics. He has since held posts at New York University, University of California at Irvine, University of Colorado at Boulder, LaTrobe University, and Monash University. At Monash, he was closely involved with their Center for Human Bioethics, and served as its director for four years. Although his reputation began with the publication of ANIMAL LIBERATION (1975) and gained momentum with PRACTICAL ETHICS (1979), it was not until Singer's tenure at Princeton was imminent that he became the subject of polemical op-eds. Many of the topics that Singer addresses, such as abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide, reproductive and genetic technology, and animal rights, boil down to the dichotomy of quality of life vs. sanctity of life. However, these are notoriously delicate subjects, and Singer is an unapologetic advocate for the quality of life. Because Princeton is such an influential institution, many of his opponents feel that this appointment is irresponsible, or that Singer himself is too radical to be allowed such revered public exposure. Yet, his academic record attests the rigors of his education and his merits for this post. Singer is a progenitor Bentham's Utilitarianism, and his tenets are the logical ends of the "greatest good for the greatest number" philosophy. Singer is a modern-day Gadfly.

It is the mark of unique thinkers to have their names become adjectives, title schools of thought, or, as with Peter Singer, herald controversy. Since his 1999 Princeton appointment as Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Ethics at their Center for Human Values, much discussion has been sparked. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Peter Singer has come to his New Jersey roost by an impressive academic path. He studied at the University of Melbourne and at Oxford, where, in 1971, he began to lecture on Ethics. He has since held posts at New York University, University of California at Irvine, University of Colorado at Boulder, LaTrobe University, and Monash University. At Monash, he was closely involved with their Center for Human Bioethics, and served as its director for four years. Although his reputation began with the publication of ANIMAL LIBERATION (1975) and gained momentum with PRACTICAL ETHICS (1979), it was not until Singer's tenure at Princeton was imminent that he became the subject of polemical op-eds. Many of the topics that Singer addresses, such as abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide, reproductive and genetic technology, and animal rights, boil down to the dichotomy of quality of life vs. sanctity of life. However, these are notoriously delicate subjects, and Singer is an unapologetic advocate for the quality of life. Because Princeton is such an influential institution, many of his opponents feel that this appointment is irresponsible, or that Singer himself is too radical to be allowed such revered public exposure. Yet, his academic record attests the rigors of his education and his merits for this post. Singer is a progenitor Bentham's Utilitarianism, and his tenets are the logical ends of the "greatest good for the greatest number" philosophy. Singer is a modern-day Gadfly.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0132
Product attributePublisher:   ABRAMS
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