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Author Aitchison, John (Cinematographer), author.

Title The shark and the albatross : a wildlife filmmaker reveals why nature matters to us all / John Aitchison ; foreword by Carl Safina.

Publication Info. Vancouver, British Columbia : Greystone Books Ltd., 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction    777.832 AIT    Available
Description vii, 240 pages (24 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction: The shark and the albatross -- Hungry polar bears -- Hunting with wolves -- Peregrines among the skyscrapers -- Hunting for tigers -- A lucky feather -- The patience of a bear -- A big bunch of geese -- The elusive lynx -- Eiderdowns and polar bears -- A storm of birds and whales -- Ancient mariners and savage seals -- Lives in the balance -- Penguins taking the plunge -- An audience with emperors -- Conclusion: Moving pictures.
Summary For twenty years John Aitchison has been traveling the world to film wildlife for a variety of international TV shows, taking him to far-away places on every continent. Aitchison reveals what happens behind the scenes and beyond the camera. He explains the practicalities and challenges of the filming process, and the problems of survival in perilous places. He records touching moments and dramatic incidents, some ending in success, others desperately sad. There are times when a hunted animal triumphs against the odds, and others when, in spite of preparation for every outcome, disaster strikes. And, as the author shows in several incidents that combine nail-biting tension with hair-raising hilarity, disaster can strike for film-makers too.
Subject Wildlife cinematography.
Wildlife watching.
Aitchison, John (Cinematographer) -- Travel.
Wildlife cinematographers.
Genre/Form Travel writing.
ISBN 9781771642187 (paperback)
1771642181 (paperback)

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