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Charles Lindsay; Lyall Watson
|Description:||123 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 x 29 cm|
|Responsibility:||photography and journals by Charles Lindsay ; essay by Lyall Watson.|
Behavior in the entire animal kingdom." Sadly, we learn of the turtles' decimation at the hands of those who hunt them and plunder the eggs for their reputed power as aphrodisiacs. But Lindsay also invites us to witness the holy rites and festivals for which green turtles are trapped and killed yet by which they are still revered - supreme among them Tri Bhuwana, which is celebrated only once a century, the natural life span of the turtle, to appease the gods and restore.
A universal balance disrupted by man. Never before has this arcane ritual been captured on film. Lyall Watson's remarkable essay on the spiritual and evolutionary significance of the turtle throughout history further illuminates the ninety startling full-color images.