350,000 35mm.slides on file.
NATURAL HISTORY: Wildlife from A to Z (including dinosaurs). More than 1,000 species. "Behind the scenes" zoo coverage, including keepers and veterinarians. Subjects include flora and fauna of prairies, deserts, forests and wetlands; wildlife portraits from elephants to insects (1,500+ species). Natural areas management. Plant and wildflower closeups. All biomes, with in-depth coverage of eastern deciduous forests, Midwestern tallgrass prairies and tropical rain forests. Great Lakes natural history.
GENERAL STOCK: History, scenic, travel destinations, Extensive file of historic sites and structures, including battlefields, forts, lighthouses, mills, ships and villages, many with "living history" interpretation. Reenactments of many periods of American history from pre-Columbian to post-World War II, especially the Colonial era and the Civil War. More than 200 national parks and monuments in U.S. and worldwide. Numerous state and provincial parks.
SPECIALTIES: Extensive file of invertebrates (especially arachnids, crustaceans and insects), amphibians and reptiles. Includes camouflage, mimicry, portraits and behavior. Extensive coverage of the Midwest, especially the states and provinces of the Great Lakes, Great Plains and Mississippi River regions of North America. Other areas of special coverage include the world's rain forests and their inhabitants, especially invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians.
CREDITS: Several thousand photo credits. Magazines/Newspapers: Adventure Road, Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Cobblestone, Historic Traveler, Home & Away, Natural History, Ranger Rick, Sierra, Smithsonian, World & I, Zoobooks. Book Publishers: Britannica, Capstone, Carolrhoda, Chanticleer, Childrens Press, Child's World, Crabtree, Fielding, Gallery Books, Grolier, Lerner, John Muir, Reader's Digest, Roarke, Scott Foresman, World Book, Zoo Books. Calendars: Abbeville, BrownTrout, Landmark, Pet Prints, Sierra. Other: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Field Museum of Natural History, Kenosha Public Museum, Lincoln Park Zoo, National Park Service, Nature of Illinois Foundation, Shedd Aquarium, Smithsonian Institution exhibits.
NONEDITORIAL SERVICES: Audiovisual presentations, natural history workshops, print sales, slide lectures. Photo exhibit "Planet of the Arthropods" available for rental to museums or nature centers (call, FAX or write for information packet).
James P Rowan Photography
5820 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60630