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Cartoonist and national treasure Ralph Steadman's unique take on critically endangered animals.

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Gin Martini Calls How to Value a Species and Why We Should Care Creating a Synopsis Woolly Mammoth Ralph emails: Anyway - starting is necessary... Foreword Humphead Wrasse Singapore Freshwater Crab Grunting Spiked Turt Amur Leopard Invasion of the Gonzovationists Groglick Red Wowlet Jamaican Iguana Sumatran Rhinoceros Mountain Gorilla Hawksbill Turtle Bornean Orangutan Sumatran Orangutan Chinese Pangolin Sunda Pangolin Pygmy Tarsier Maned Three-toed Sloth The Visitation Hector's Dolphin Hippopotamus Irrawaddy Dolphin African Elephant Asian Elephant Bonobo Saiga Antelope Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat Angelshark Pygmy Three-toed Sloth Tarzan's Chameleon Black-footed Ferret Przewalski's Horse Striped Spirit Wine Cuban Crocodile Kanab Ambersnail Pool-strutting Monkeychick Philippine Crocodile Seychelles Sheath-tailed Bat Digg Soiler Dratsab White Rhinoceros Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Southern Bluefin Tuna Pacific Bluefin Tuna Golden-rumped Sengi Lord Howe Island Stick Insect Luristan Newt Rat-arsed Skunk Aye-aye Baad Guttering Gnat Flutterby Little Mother Moth Red Wolf Tiger Grevy's Zebra Giant Panda Borneo Pygmy Elephant Snow Leopard Chimpanzee Terry Cotter - the Island's Potter Fin Whale Galapagos Sea Lion Black Rhinoceros Blue Whale Golden Bamboo Lemur Long-nosed Gwylim Black Spider Monkey Suicide Palm Addax or White Antelope African Wild Dog Amazonian Manatee American Manatee or West Indian Manatee African Manatee Grey Nurse Shark Garden Bumblebee Polar Bear Articulated Bumlice Greek Red Damsel Lion Hula Painted Frog Indri Delhi Sands Flower-loving Fly Western Long-beaked Echidna Eastern Long-beaked Echidna Sir David's Long-beaked Echidna Visiting the Steadman Uncontinuum Mongolian Beaver Volcano Rabbit African Wild Ass Dylis Voryd Peacock Parachute Spider Saint Lucia Racer Indian Python Horrid Ground-weaver Spider Why-me? Skimleach Frigate Island Giant Tenebrionid Beetle Chinese Giant Salamander Vaquita Leatherback Sea Turtle Red Squirrel Saola Monarch Butterfly Largetooth Sawfish Walrus White-headed Langur Masai Giraffe Reticulated Giraffe Southern Giraffe Northern Giraffe Bactrian Camel Lemur Leaf Frog Dugong Western European Hedgehog Acknowledgements

About the Author

RALPH STEADMAN is a world-renowned cartoonist and caricaturist. Originally labelled a 'gonzo' artist, he burst into the national consciousness by providing the illustrations for Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and later his Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72. Since then, Ralph has provided illustrations for collections of poetry by Ted Hughes, Alice in Wonderland and Animal Farm, and has even designed a set of British stamps. Alongside a host of illustration credits, Steadman's previous books include Gonzo - The Art, Doodaaa: The Balletic Art of Gavin Tivinge and The Joke's Over. For No Good Reason, a documentary about his life and work, was released in 2014. CERI LEVY is a renowned film-maker whose works include Bananaz, a documentary about the inner machinations of the group Gorillaz. Ceri has immersed himself within the world of nature since he started filming his documentary The Bird Effect several years ago. The natural world affected him so much that he upped and left the city to live in the wilds of the Rutland countryside where he now writes, sits under trees and marvels at the landscape he has become a part of. This is the third book he has written with Ralph Steadman, following on from Extinct Boids and Nextinction.


[Steadman's] wonderfully idiosyncratic style captures the animals in a way no camera could, his paintings positively fizzing off the page. -- James Lloyd * BBC Focus *
From grumpy mountain gorillas to the humble red squirrel, Steadman gives amazing life to creatures that might not be around much longer. * Big Issue North *
A brilliant book that will satisfy conservationists and art-lovers alike. -- Katya Edwards * Daily Mail *

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