The first book by wildlife photographer and writer, Larry Laverty, Power and Majesty, features extraordinary images and informative text that captures the life of African elephants. The book focuses on these majestic animals and features stunning photographs from the most remote corners of Africa, from the savannahs and deserts, to the rivers and jungles. The text introduces various elephant habitats, explores the magical qualities of elephants and underscores the immense challenges they face for survival in a world dominated by humans.
The photographs and information showcased in this book will help increase our appreciation and understanding of the African elephant’s significant place in the animal kingdom, and Larry Laverty will be donating all of his profits to this worthy cause. Their abilities to love, to remember, to function as families and to survive under some of the harshest conditions will change the way we think about elephants, with the hope that this knowledge will encourage more people to help save those who remain in the wild.
A book that challenges us to change the way we think about elephants, and encourages us to take action to help save them.
This book showcases Larry Laverty’s passion for African elephants, and helps raise awareness for current and future conservation practices.
An impressive photographic journey into the world of the African elephant, from the savannahs and deserts, to the rivers and jungles.
Elegant photographs positioned alongside revelatory text illuminate one of nature’s greatest and most interesting species.
Beautiful full-colour page design, complemented by unique photographs and high-quality format makes for an intriguing coffee table book.
Publisher: LID Publishing
FORMAT: 318 x 241mm
Number of pages: 176
Larry Laverty is a photographer, actor and mountain climber. Larry has had countless photographs utilized by conservation groups around the world. As a photographer, his years of experience as an actor and filmmaker, as well as his years as an athlete, enable him to bring a heartfelt and intimate perspective to his images of wildlife. Larry is American and resides in Oakland, California.
Of all of Africa’s charismatic wildlife, it is perhaps the elephant that stirs the most passion. A decade of poaching has reduced the population by a third, but there are still reasons to be optimistic for this unique animal’s future. This timely and beautiful book by Larry Laverty – through thoughtful text and stunning images – shows just why the elephant is cherished by so many and why that deep affection may just be what saves it.
Dr Tim Davenport, Director, Species Conservation (Africa), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
This book is upsettingly good. It is deeply moving as Larry Laverty makes you think hard about who these extraordinary individuals and families are. The photographs are extraordinary, each and every one. Each frame inspires, and each left me hard pressed to move on to the next, imbuing me with memories of times on another continent when I was a child and spent time with a captive elephant who never knew such a life.
Ingrid Newkirk, Co-Founder and President, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
I’m always thrilled when I meet people who love elephants like I do. When I first met Larry, I could tell he is deeply in love with elephants and his perfect photos show this. Even if you know nothing about elephants, this book will help you understand their lives, and I am sure that you will come to love them as Larry does and I do.
Norah Njiraini, Research Assistant, Amboseli Trust for Elephants, Kenya
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Author: Norbert Csizmadia
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Every marketer knows the stories of Lord Lever and Steve Jobs, has probably read AI Ries and Jack Trout, and seen the works of Bill Bernbach and John Hegarty. What’s interesting about these ‘Masters of Marketing’ is that they are all men. Katy Mousinho’s and Giles Lury’s Wonder Women tells the stories of some of the women who have had a tremendous influence on the marketing industry, like Brownie Wise, who transformed Tupperware and Mary Wells Lawrence, who founded advertising agency Wells, Rich, Greene. There are also interviews with Edwina Dunn OBE – the co-founder of Dunnhumby and the data behind the Tesco Clubcard; Helle Muller Peterson – Senior Vice President, Arla Foods Denmark and previously the only female country CEO in Carlsberg, plus many more. Mousinho and Lury pull together their findings, not only to celebrate their success, but to provide insights for the future of marketing and the great marketers, women and men, to come.
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The LGBT+ community has experienced a stunning development in a short period of time: yesterday marginalized, stigmatized, and criminalized, now champions of creativity, diversity and innovation in a highly competitive world. In addition, corporate social responsibility and ethical demands for inclusivity have become economic directives that every organization would like to attain. The struggle of recognition is not over yet, but in workplaces and markets, gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual and queer individuals have become symbols of diversity and economic power – true GaYme Changers developing the global economy faster and for the better.
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The Heartbeat of Excellence offers a detailed alternative to changing culture for anybody to understand and follow fostering a human process with Emerging Change, creating high performing human relations, and consequently installing change sustainably, the Swiss Way.
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