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Il­lus­tra­tions by Ralph Stead­man and au­thor Ceri Levy The Boids are back in town…

The fol­low-up to the award­win­ning Ex­tinct Boids, this book fea­tures more of the in­cred­i­ble art of car­toon­ist Ralph Stead­man. This time, the fo­cus is not on the birds that are gone, but on the ones that there is still time left to save. Th­ese are the 192 crit­i­cally en­dan­gered birds on the IUCN Red List, species such as the Gi­ant Ibis, the Kakapo, the Su­ma­tran Ground-cuckoo and the iconic Spoon-billed Sand­piper-th­ese, along with a num­ber of clas­sic Stead­man creations such as the Unso­cia­ble Lap­wing, are the Nearly-ex­tinct Boids.

Words are again by au­thor, con­ser­va­tion­ist, and film­maker Ceri Levy. To­gether, Ceri and Ralph are THE GONZOVATIONISTS.

A por­tion of the pro­ceeds from this book will go to Birdlife In­ter­na­tional to help them pre­vent the Nex­tinc­tion.

RALPH STEAD­MAN was born in 1936. He be­gan his ca­reer as a car­toon­ist, and through the years has di­ver­si­fied into many cre­ative fields. Ralph col­lab­o­rated with Dr. Hunter S. Thomp­son in the birth of ‘gonzo’ jour­nal­ism, with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; he has il­lus­trated clas­sics such as Alice in Won­der­land, Trea­sure Is­land and An­i­mal Farm, and writ­ten and il­lus­trated his own books, which in­clude Sig­mund Freud, I Leonardo, and The Big I Am. Stead­man is also a print­maker, and has trav­elled the world’s vine­yards, cul­mi­nat­ing in his books The Grapes of Ralph, Un­trod­den Grapes and Still Life with Bot­tle. To see more of Ralph Stead­man’s work go to www. ralph­stead­

CERI LEVY is a film-maker, who started out making mu­sic videos be­fore mov­ing into the world of doc­u­men­taries. His works in­clude Bananaz, a film about the in­ner machi­na­tions of the group Go­ril­laz, and the forth­com­ing The Bird Ef­fect; as co-cu­ra­tor of the ex­hi­bi­tion that started Ralph Stead­man paint­ing birds, Ceri is a cru­cial cog in the boids’ cre­ation myth.

Hard­cover: 224 pages Pub­lisher: Blooms­bury Nat­u­ral History Release Date: Septem­ber 15, 2015

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