More Than Human

by Tim Flach and Lewis Blackwell

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More Than Human collects photographs celebrating the striking similarities between humans and other animals, including pandas, tigers, lions, cobras, bullfrogs, elephants and armadillos.

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Tim Flach's studio must be a mess. For his 2008 monograph Equus, the British photographer trotted 40 horse breeds in front of the exacting lens of his large-format camera. Dogs (2010), which featured nearly 100 types of canine, was a sumptuous and wildly entertaining Best of Show. We Bought a Zoo would be a legitimate alternative title for More Than Human,

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Names: Anjana (adult), Vali (juvenile) | Species: Common chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes | Organization: T.I.G.E.R.S., The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species, South Carolina, U.S. | Keeper: Dr. Bhagavan "Doc" Antle

hide captionNames: Anjana (adult), Vali (juvenile) | Species: Common chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes | Organization: T.I.G.E.R.S., The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species, South Carolina, U.S. | Keeper: Dr. Bhagavan "Doc" Antle

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Name: Ji Li ("Lucky" in Chinese) | Species: Giant panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca | Organization: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Sichuan, China | Researcher: Dr. Zhang Zhihe

hide captionName: Ji Li ("Lucky" in Chinese) | Species: Giant panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca | Organization: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Sichuan, China | Researcher: Dr. Zhang Zhihe

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Name: Grace | Species: Great gray owl, Strix nebulosa | Organization: AmeyZoo, Hertfordshire, U.K. | Handler: Mark Amey

hide captionName: Grace | Species: Great gray owl, Strix nebulosa | Organization: AmeyZoo, Hertfordshire, U.K. | Handler: Mark Amey

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Name: Felix | Species: Lion, Panthera leo | Organization:  Hollywood Animals, California, U.S. | Handler: Eric Weld

hide captionName: Felix | Species: Lion, Panthera leo | Organization: Hollywood Animals, California, U.S. | Handler: Eric Weld

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Name: Congo | Species: Mandrill, Mandrillus sphinx | Organization: T.I.G.E.R.S., The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species, South Carolina, U.S. | Keeper:  Dr. Bhagavan "Doc" Antle

hide captionName: Congo | Species: Mandrill, Mandrillus sphinx | Organization: T.I.G.E.R.S., The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species, South Carolina, U.S. | Keeper: Dr. Bhagavan "Doc" Antle

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Name: Rupee | Species: White-faced capuchin monkey, Cebus capucinus | Organization: Hollywood Animals, California, U.S. | Handler: Eric Weld

hide captionName: Rupee | Species: White-faced capuchin monkey, Cebus capucinus | Organization: Hollywood Animals, California, U.S. | Handler: Eric Weld

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Excerpted from More Than Human by Tim Flach. Copyright 2012 by Tim Flach. Excerpted by permission of Abrams.

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