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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (July 27 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811847365
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811847360
  • Product Dimensions: 30.7 x 25.1 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 939 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #226,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael L. Dennis on Oct. 10 2001
Format: Hardcover
The Wildlife of Star Wars is a Audubon-like field guide to the creatures and species of many of the classic and episode I-II planets.
The illustrations are lavish watercolor-type drawings including several views of each creature--parents with their young, face on, running in their environment, etc. Some include internal drawings of internal systems.
Text is somewhat sparse, but I do feel that too much text would have drawn the attention away from the superb illustrations.
Drawings are extremely well done, but the list price seems somewhat high. The cover and backing look quite sturdy and the pages are of high quality paper. ....
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Format: Paperback
As an artist working in the visual effects industry I found this book an absolute inspiration.

Terryl Whitlatch's illustrations are deceptive - in this time of computer-aided concept art she brings pencil and paint drawings to the table, and at first look one might think these are more childlike than the usual photoshoped fare. Not so. Terryl's knowledge of animal anatomy shines through every creature. Each and every drawing could be made into a model that works, design-wise and function-wise. She is a true master of creature design, and peppers the pages of this book with poignant narrative highlights. The Bantha suiciding off a cliff, the Krayt dragon digging up a Sarlacc and dragging it away, and many other pieces have to be seen to be believed. Any Star Wars fan will find this book simply incredible.

5 stars.
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By Harmony K. TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 13 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I own the 2005 edition of this book. It was extremely successful with the children. Large and detailed and colorful images, lots of explanations. A lot of fun.
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By Parka HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Feb. 8 2010
Format: Hardcover
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This hardcover is actually texture-pressed with scale patterns from a creature I can't identify. It has a nice touch.

This is a field guide to the wildlife from the Star Wars planets. It's organised by planets and the included ones are Tatooine, Hoth, Dagobah, Naboo, Bespin, Endor, Yavin 4 and Coruscant. There's a short introduction describing each ecosystem ' fiery, freezing, vaporous, etc.

The illustrations are sketches drawn with pencils and colour markers, supposedly by a zoologist in the field, but is actually none other than Terryl Whitlatch. They are all wonderfully detailed showing the creatures in their natural habitat, be it hunting, caring for their young, chilling out, or even on sale at some market on Coruscant. The attention to skin textures is very nice. You can almost get a feel just by looking. Beautiful colours also.

Besides the paintings are field notes filling in on information like feeding patterns, mating habits, herding instincts and defensive mechanisms of these fascinating beings.

I didn't know that the giant space slug is really that huge at 900 metres until I looked up the size of a blue whale for comparison, which is 33 metres. The space slugs gets nutrients from asteroids and you can see how the intestines work. Some of the designs you'll see are inspired by Earth animals. The Opee Sea Killer has characteristics from lobster (shell), frog (long sticky tongue), anglerfish (that glowing forehead tip) and the arowana (breeding little babies in the mouth).

Some of the designs might look a bit far fetch but hey, this is Star Wars, this is science fiction. I guess anything goes but many are believable for the most part, in art and concept.

This is a very good book for all fans of Star Wars and animal art.

(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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Format: Hardcover
This book is quite possibly the most masterful artistic compilation relating to Star Wars that has been put out in recent years. From the "dewback hide" covers and through every page in between, the reader finds himself immersed in a vision of the Star Wars universe that is so lavish and full of life that he may not want to leave. Clearly, the people who put this book together were not working on a project, they were building a labor of love, and it shows on every page. And yes, it really *is* an excellent wildlife reference too!
If you're buying this book for yourself, it will stand out as the pride of your Star Wars library for years to come. If you're buying it as a gift for a fan of any age, prepare to be showered with gratitude. The book is so endearing that even people who may not necessarily be fans of the genre will certainly come to admire it. The Wildlife of Star Wars is well worth every penny.
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By A Customer on Nov. 11 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book! And the giraffe thing in the back is called a zeer, and the sailed back thingy is a (coincidentally)
fanback.however, you might want to now about the following:Chuba,
zeer, fanback, gorgodon, acklay, nexu, reek, bark rat, duracrete slug, duracrete worm, conduit worm, spider roach, stone mite, buboicuular, gullipud, hohokum, pedooku cat, fire crab, kell dragon, star dragon, and I can go on and on and on with my resources. Anyway, a great book! I LOVE it!!!
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By A Customer on Nov. 11 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book! And the giraffe thing in the back is called a zeer, and the sailed back thingy is a (coincidentally)
fanback.however, you might want to now about the following:Chuba,
zeer, fanback, gorgodon, acklay, nexu, reek, bark rat, duracrete slug, duracrete worm, conduit worm, spider roach, stone mite, buboicuular, gullipud, hohokum, pedooku cat, fire crab, kell dragon, star dragon, and I can go on and on and on with my resources. Anyway, a great book! I LOVE it!!!
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