Face to Face with Cheetahs

By Chris Johns; Elizabeth Carney
(National Geographic Society, Hardcover, 9781426303234, 31pp.)

Publication Date: October 14, 2008

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Chris Johns, Editor-in-Chief of National Geographic magazine, brings you face to face with a family of cheetahs. The story begins in Okavango Delta in Botswanaas the cheetah mother hunts her prey and the photographer tracks the elusive cat. After watching the family for four months, he is rewarded when a cheetah cub comes up and actually licks his handone of the most profound moments of his life. But the encounter brings a responsibility: to help save these endangered creatures and protect their habitat from one of their biggest threats, man. As Africa’s most endangered cat, the cheetah is in a race for survival. But the book gives us hope, too, detailing practical ways we can all help to protect them and ensure they have a future in the wild. Stunning photographs, action-packed stories, and thorough research complete the picture of these cagey cats.




About the Author
Nick Yapp is the author of "A Photographic History, Bon Voyage," and other books chronicling history and photography. He has also written for television and radio.
Douglas Brinkley is a best-selling author and official historian for CBS. Additionally, is director of the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Tulane University.
Chris Johns, ninth Editor-in-Chief of "National Geographic" magazine, is noted for his defining photographs of African wildlife.

Elizabeth Carney is a former children's book editor who now writes books and articles for educational children's magazines. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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