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  • Paperback: 175 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA) (29 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811847365
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811847360
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 1.9 x 30.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 412,349 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones" hitting theaters next year, here's the perfect gift --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Bob Carrau is a San Francisco-based screenwriter and author. He has written and continues to write films, television shows, computer games, and books. His association with Lucasfilm goes back twenty years. Terryl Whitlatch was the principal creature designer for Star Wars: Episode One. She has also designed characters and creatures for many other feature films, and is currently Senior Art Director at Vis-a-vis, Inc., a content creation company. She lives in

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Nigel J. L. Willis on 12 Nov. 2001
Format: Hardcover
A MUST-HAVE! Not only is this tome THE book of the year -- if not the decade -- for Star Wars enthusiasts (such as myself), but it will also go down well with biologists (such as myself).
Extremely well thought out, the authors draw parallels with animals found on Earth to make the creatures of the Star Wars universe realistically believable. For example, the size relation of the nuna's egg to the adult female is also found in the kiwi, and the multiple embryos coming from that single egg are similar to the multi-spawning eggs of some parasitic wasps. The similarities between banthas and elephants are copious, and the mouth-breeding behaviour of the opee sea killer will be familiar to any avid aquarist.
There are also many wonderful and enchanting "background" details in many of the drawings, like Bib Fortuna looking to purchase a Nightsister's rancor, an Ewok being carried off by a condor-dragon, and some Tatooine anoobas picking over the remains of the late podracer Teemto Pagalies (those are DEFINITELY his goggles).
The book is arranged in chapters by planet. (Naboo has three chapters for its various macroenvironments: terrestrial, deep aquatic, and swamp.) The ecologies of the worlds and the niches of the native creatures are all highly detailed and superbly explained. Great care and effort was put into expanding the range of Star Wars wildlife knowledge, using conceptual sketches and some apparently original animals to flesh out the bestiary to a fantastic extent. The images of the creatures themselves are -- and I have NEVER before used this term outside of describing food before, but it is now necessary -- sumptuous. The people responsible for the content of this book deserve to win awards. Lots of 'em.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. N. England VINE VOICE on 23 Oct. 2004
Format: Hardcover
I'm not much of a Star Wars freak. I love the films and know them very well but have never really gotten much past that. The thing that most interests me about the films is the way a whole universe has been created, with painstaking detail everywhere you look. Whether puppet or CG, the creatures have always been the most amazing for me and so I bought this book.
This book is simply gorgeous. Instead of taking stills from the film and adding text (boring!) the book consists of hundreds of superb drawings of almost all the creatures from the films. It has obviously been a labour of love for the artist and as a result the quality is exceptional.
This is a must for Star Wars lovers, set designers and illustrators everywhere! It ranks up there with 'Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book' in my opinion!
Buy it!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Parka HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 9 Feb. 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Chris Rowland on 7 July 2002
Format: Hardcover
Brilliant, I had the advantage of seeing this book before I bought it. I can honestly say that if you are a star wars fan and appreciate the effort and hundreds of hours that must have gone into the production of this book then buy it.
In 30 years time this book will still be as fascinating to your grand children as it will be to you. I love it.
Designs are inspirational to me, I have seen many design books from Furniture to Clothing, but I can honestly say I have never seen a book that is full of animal designs.
WOW
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robin Fitton on 5 Mar. 2002
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This book has a great feel to it. It is heavy and has lots of pages (complex analysis over).
Every page in this 175 page book is full colour and the artwork is inspiring. They go into full detail about the exact nature of many of the fantastic beasts including upbringing and pointing out details like digestive systems of many of the larger Star Wars monsters. These details are backed up by some great slice through views like the "Space Slug" (the animal that Han Solo landed the Millennium Falcon in).
If only these authors did a "Star ship" book.
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