By People Staff
October 03, 1977 12:00 PM

by John Reader and Harvey Croze

Reader, a London-born photographer working in Kenya, asked ecologist Croze to help explain the natural events he saw around him in the bush. The result is a remarkable black-and-white-picture and text documentary of East African wildlife that happily bears little resemblance to either Disney or Wild Kingdom. One example they cite: 100 square miles of grassland will support 100 gazelles; one lion can stay alive on those 100 gazelles; when the lion dies, the carcass will decompose and feed the vultures and insects. Thus, the fearful symmetry. The pictures are memorable; one, of copulating elephants, is a classic. (Lippincott, $12.95)