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Great Cats [Hardcover]

Simon Coombes
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  • Hardcover: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwich Workshop Press Inc.,U.S. (Dec 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0867130482
  • ISBN-13: 978-0867130485
  • Product Dimensions: 26.3 x 27.2 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,179,559 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Simon Combes account of his voyages over three years and on three continents. Simon, lost in a blizzard while crossing the Altai Mountains of Mongolia, air-lifted into the jungles of Venezuela, sketching Bengal tigers in India from a howdah atop a swaying elephant.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
Hi fellow wildlife art lovers,

"Great Cats" details Simon Combes epic journey around the world trying to observe and sketch and paint 9 of the worlds greatest big cats. 3 years of travelling with some dangerous and some hysterical moments this book is a great read for any adventurer and big cat lover.

The hardback book is approx 29cm x 27cm and contains 168 pages of colour paintings, black and whites sketches and colour photos. Enhanced by lively and informative text Combes take you on an adventure through Mongolia, Venezuela, India, Thailand and Africa.

The paintings, sketches, field notes , species details, and photographs are all full of detail, the attention to detail in the final paintings is extremely good-check out the light and shade on the lion studies on pages 82 and 83-Combes captures the moment beautifully!

This is another book full of great artwork and field sketches that would enhance the book collection of any big cat fan or aspiring wildlife artist.

Definately one for your coffee table if you own a safari lodge!

Browse the pictures, read the stories and enjoy!
Bwana Foster.
Keep the wind in your face and the sun on your back.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What an Artist 16 April 2013
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This man is a real genius, I could never afford the book at full price, so second hand was best.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A super book an art by a talented artist Simon Combes 26 Nov 1999
By Tamer Sayin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
They say never judge a book by its cover,well friends you can in this case.A beautiful oil painting of a jaguar on its cover says it all, this is a must have book for any animal lovers specially wild cats, art students and even professional artists. Book is loaded incredible stories and killer artworks of Simon Combes.I enjoyed it every single page and I did not realize that I end up reading the entire book in one sitting.I was so captivated by the stories, and I enjoyed the art work of Simon Combes, well worth the money.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cats 23 April 2000
By K Susan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
A must for anybody who loves great cats and art: a book full of stories and especially awesome photos, sketches and paintings of these wonderful creatures. The paintings are so incredibly realistic that at times one has to look closely to make sure it is not just a photo. A definite winner !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brillant artist, photograper, and writer! 9 Jan 2011
By MARILYN BUSCH - Published on Amazon.com
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I have several of Simon's paintings and now am so pleased to include his book to my collection! I am heartbroken to learn of his passing. The world has lost a champion and a gentleman. I am so sorry I never had the opportunity to go on a safari with him. I will never forget him and absolutely cherish his work. I assure you you will, too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cats : Stories and Art from a World Traveller 17 Mar 2014
By K.Jayaram - Published on Amazon.com
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A comprehensive book on great cats. Well researched and well illustrated book worth collecting. Out of the three books he wrote, this is perhaps the second. A some what squarish book with an impressive painting of a Jaguar on the dust cover is an almost tempting invitation to buy. There are many very interesting paintings with good amount of text and data to keep the readers hooked to the subject. I consider one of the three great giants of wildlife art but sadly he was killed in an accident in the field in Africa. A great book to have in the collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars DREAMING OF AFRICA? 1 Mar 2014
By julie parker - Published on Amazon.com
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THIS BOOK WAS IN GREAT SHAPE FOR A USED PRICE NOT TO MENTION THE CONTENT. ALTHOUGH IT DOES NOT HAVE A WHOLE BOAT LOAD OF ART-PICTURES...IT IS WONDERFUL TO READ THE INSIGHTS OF THE BEAUTIFUL SOUL AND ARTIST SIMON COMBES. I SURE DO APPRECIATE THESE ARTISTS, PUBLISHERS AND ALL WHO PUT THESE GOOD ART BOOKS TOGETHER. THE ART SIDE OF SIMON COMBES IS THAT AFTER YOU SEE HIS WORKS,AND READ HIS WORDS....YOU WILL HAVE FELT LIKE YOU JUST WENT ON SOME GREAT ADVENTURE. ARTISTS OF NATURE...DO NOT PASS A CHANCE TO BUY THESE USED BOOKS!
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