Lavishly illustrated with stunning color photographs, this visual tour through the largest continent on earth accompanies a major ten-part documentary that appeared on The Discovery Channel. The Asian continent’s tremendous diversity of animal, plant, and aquatic species are explored with a keen sense of the dynamism of their habitats through the continuing cycles of time and change. The wildlife of the Himalayas, northern China, Korea, India, and more are showcased here with the work of some of the world’s top wildlife photographers, each with his own successful international publishing track record.
Chapters are divided by bioregion, and each provides extensive coverage of the area, such as:
The Himalayas: The great barrier that divides northern and southern Asia. Species include: lammergeier, snow leopard, lynx, red panda, Himalayan griffin vulture, and Kashmir red deer.
The temperate regions: A vast diversity of habitats and paintbox colors, encompassing China, the Korean peninsula, Japan, and the Russian Far East. Species include: Asiatic black bear, giant panda, dwarf bamboo, magnolia, and ginkgo trees.
At times the book will surprise the reader, presenting unexpected images that challenge our perceptions of Asia. It also features the classic Asian icon species: tiger, panda, and orangutan. Overall, it gives a sense of the rich—and precious—natural diversity of this vast region. This is a remarkable and timely photographic tribute to the wildlife of this continent.