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Endangered Animals

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When I was younger, I had an encyclopedia with one book focusing on animals. That had a clock-like pie next to the animal to indicate the danger of extinction. It was simple and effective and left a strong impression on me when it came to animals. As I grew older, I realised that the book had covered a very minuscule part of the whole.
Even in this new information-heavy world, this type of book with these kinds of photographs within its pages is still a draw.
There are multiple photographs of individual animals, divided by the location with a brief note about them. It is not the kind of book that you peruse and by heart, at least not for someone my age. I am sure my nephews would beg to differ. They love reciting such information.
It is a book best held and seen in a physical format. The photographs are the central feature of the book, and they are brilliant.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.
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This is a wonderful book packed full of very beautiful photographs of endangered animals. Each animal has pictures and a few lines of text explaining there situation and if there have been any attempts to save them from extinction. I was shocked to find that great white sharks were on this list. I loved this book I couldn't put it down and had to binge read it. I didn't want this book to end. Personally I would of love more information on the animals but this is just my taste and this book would be fantastic for a family read. I loved how the book was split into areas it flowed perfectly. I definitely recommend this book to nature lovers, to animal photography enthusiasts and to familys. 

Many thanks to the author and publishers for bringing together this fantastic collection of images to teach us all about endangered animals.

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Lovely book from Amber, with seldom-bettered pictorial standards?  Check.  Lack of definition in the title thus making the book harder for search engines?  Check.  Better reason for all this content to be included in one book than the previous one I tried?  Thankfully, check.  For that was focused on deadly and dangerous animals and featured some that would barely make man fight for his life if they were dropped on him from a great height.  This globe-trotting speed through as many beasties as deemed necessary is doing what that book also claimed to do – highlighting how many of these critters we've made more at risk from us than we are from them.  And with the charge that environmental groups are still focusing on the near-extinction of the biggest, sexiest and smiliest animals, there is always a value in broadening our scope, showing us just what else we are sending to their grave.

So yes, I'm all in favour of this, even if I'm not in favour of any of the news it imparts.  The addax is here, and if this is a current photo it's of a ridiculously high percentage of the world's entire natural population outside captivity.  OK, I did it a disservice, in that it is by no means all bad news.  Africa alone has a Pacific islander flying fox that has soared back to something more stable in population count, and the black rhino has definitely had a bounce and stopped tottering above its grave, matched by the Asiatic lion when we next hit Asia and Australasia, and Vancouver Island marmots whilst covering the Americas.  

Pictorially, if you've never seen an elephant swimming underwater, here is your chance.  It is a wonderful item to look at.  You won't learn a heck of a lot about each animal, and you will trudge through a routine of habitat loss, Chinese medicine, pollution, poaching, habitat loss etc etc, but it's a high four stars plus for this hit volume.  There is little reason why so many of these beasts, both in their vulnerability and in their success stories, are not heard of much more.  As rewilding gets more attention, and we're not giving just piecemeal patches to Mother Nature on behalf of a few specific beasts, these stories will only gain in the positive.
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A beautiful glossy picture book that highlights some of the rarest of creatures. The photography is amazing and really captures the animals with some small info pieces within the book. It really is just one to flick through and maybe get your interest piqued
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I really enjoyed flipping through this book, and think that it would be a great coffee table book as well as for kids to pore over. The photos are gorgeous and I particularly enjoyed learning about some animals I had never heard of previously.
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Beautiful pictures of endangered animals, an extremely important subject everyone should be aware of and understand the issues behind it. This is great as a gift or a coffee-table book, or an educational showing of some animals that are endangered. I would have preferred to have a bit more explained what is going on, and how people and nature are related to the animals being endangered.
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Beautiful book! I loved all the pictures and my kids were fascinated as well. This would be the perfect book for a coffee table.
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The book features high-quality photographs of species classed as endangered; these being to varying extents. They are large, often full-page, images that are well-composed showing the creatures in different positions and activities. Many of the animals included are lesser-known, such as the kakapo on p68-69 and the pangolin on p106-107, which shows the diversity of the animal kingdom and the scale of creatures affected. Some of the photographs are truly striking, like the elephant underwater on p19 and the cranes on p84-85. Full picture credit is given at the end of the book. 

The captions are always well-placed to avoid obscuring the imagery but do add detail or explanations as to how that particular species is impacted. The text allows for nuance and considers multiple factors that have, or could have, contributed to each species' decline, as opposed to quickly blaming humans; this is a refreshing approach to be taken. It is well-structured, using the continents and regions as a means to chapter the work and highlight the animals currently in danger, from each one. 

It mentions that many of the endangered animals are insects but doesn't show images of them. Granted, them being endangered means there are fewer and, likely, harder to find, but their inclusion would have added variety to the typical narrative heard about endangered species.
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Endangered Animals by Tom Jackson is both a beautiful and a heartbreaking book, for obvious reasons.

As an attractive coffee table book it succeeds very well. Who doesn't love pictures of animals, and these pictures are a nice mix of mid-range shots as well as close-ups. In some ways it is the close-ups  that are the most heartbreaking. If you are the type of person who loves animals individually as well as in the broader abstract sense, you look into those eyes and see sentient beings that are threatened with extinction, largely because of our species' abuse of the planet. Yes, extinction is a normal function of life on the planet, but the rate has been accelerated thanks to our greed and lack of caring for those we share the planet with.

While any good coffee table book induces a person to pick it up and flip through it, the best can generate discussion. Most spark nostalgic or fanciful conversation, which is always great fun. This one, however, may spark more melancholic conversation, which is not a bad thing if it raises awareness about what we are doing to our planet.

I would recommend this for both those who just want a beautiful book to display and for those who want a discussion starter on an important topic for the next time you have guests over.

Reviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via NetGalley.
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This coffee table books takes readers on a journey continent by continent highlighting endangered animals in each location. Each section has a short introduction highlighting things like the climate, landscape, and the impact of global warming and human interaction in the region. The large, full color photographs show the animal in its natural environment. I have been lucky enough to see many of these animals in the wild and many more in zoos, but there were still some that I had never heard of. This book would be a wonderful gift for anyone who loves animals, nature, or photography.
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This is a beautiful book, full of stunning photography.  The large images, many spanning across two pages, capture unique moments of the animals in their habitats.  Next to each photo, there is text about the animal along with information about its current status and threat.  The author has broken out each chapter according to the regions of the world and begins each with a bit more detailed information about what is happening in that specific area.  There is definitely more photography than writing in this particular book, but the message is just as powerful if not more - the photos tell the story of what will be lost if action is not taken to save these endangered animals.  

Over the years, we have all become aware of the threat to African Elephants, Lions, Tigers, Pandas, Polar Bears, Blue Whales and Black Rhinoceros.   But, had you ever heard of the Secretarybird (Africa), the Kakapo (New Zealand), the Banteng (Southeast Asia), the Pangolin (Asia), the Amazon River Dolphin (South America) or the Dugong (Indian Ocean)?  Well, if action is not taken to save these creatures, millions of people will never even know they had even existed.  Even the lovable Seahorses we all see during our school trips to the local Aquarium are endangered.  

This is a fabulous coffee table book but one that will open your eyes to what is happening to many endangered species worldwide.  Highly recommend!

(I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley and all opinions expressed are solely my own, freely given)
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It pains me to think that a little under 100yrs ago, one could travel in these countries and see plentiful animals roaming free and in numbers. 
This book beautifully presented and photographed brings use down to earth on the plight of the creatures we have lost or will lose if we don't take care to protect them.
The book is divided into Africa, Asia and Australia, The Americas, Europe and Polar and Ocean regions.Animals that soon all we will have are photos or specialist zoos.
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Endangered Animals 
 4 stars

The highlight of this book is the many gorgeous, up close photos of endangered animals in their natural environment.I was impressed with the number of striking birds' pictures, some I've not seen photos of, and I have a collection of animal books. Some animals are extinct except for existing in zoos or preserves. 

My favorite animals to draw are large cats and this book didn't disappoint. The photography is phenomenal. There's great information at the beginning of every chapter, and the book is divided by regions. I'd recommend this book to any animal lover, but think it would be appreciated most by adults. This book is definitely written at a higher reading level. I wouldn't hesitate to use the information provided in this book to start a conversation about conservation, endangered & extinct animals and mankind's impact on animals' natural environment. Though younger children would love this book I would not recommend MY copy. 

Thank you, NetGalley and Amber Books, for providing me with digital ARC, in exchange for an honest review.
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I love Tom Jackson’s #photography and own a few of his books in #hardcopy . 

This book definitely deserves a spot on your (and my)  #bookshelf . The photos are as always gorgeous, and I definitely learned some new information while reading and looking through the beautiful #pictures
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This was actually the 2022 updated version that I read, so it may differ slightly from the 2011 version.

Each of over one hundred species is grouped under it's geographical placement. So Elephants are in both Africa and Asia (yes they are different subspecies) so you can get an idea why they are near or close to extinction. Some are extinct except for existing in zoos or man-protected preserves. Many are the result of years of breeding on farms and moving them to less vulnerable areas.

Pick-up any National Geographic Magazine from the last twenty years and you see lots of pictures that seem familiar for their realistic placement in their 'natural' habitats. Only the narratives are much shorter. It makes a great 'table' book to discuss with young children how not all animals are safe to be near or to disturb.
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Received and reviewed an advanced copy of Endangered Animals by Tom Jackson. Thanks to NetGalley & Amber Books for this ARC. All views are my own


Breathtaking - this was the first word that entered into my mind as I opened Endangered Animals from Tom Jackson. The imagery is stunning, the write ups quick but factual and a beautiful overview of some of the most amazing creatures in our world. Loved that it included both ocean and land animals as well as birds, both big and very small. Not gonna lie, starting with a layout on the beautiful leopard which happens to be my favourite animal endeared this book to me immediately but as I continued to read and work through the continents I realised this is the type of book that should sit on any animal or bird lovers coffee table. Simply stunning
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Endangered Animals is a lovely illustrated guide to over 100 threatened species from across the world broken down from continent to continent. Brief descriptions of the animals and what has caused their decline accompany the over 200 color photos. While many of the animals will be familiar, there's plenty in here that I had never previously heard of so I'm appreciative of the book bringing my attention to them and their plight. The photographs are all high quality and some of them are stunning in the poses and action they've caught. Easy to pick up, read, and learn. 

**I was given a copy of this book by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thanks to Amber Books and Netgalley**
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This book, with its stunning photography and facts about the endangered animals in different areas of our world, offers readers a solid wake-up call to help save them while there is still time. According to the book, 680 vertebrates were driven to extinction in the last 500 years. Current estimates are that there are now about 1 million species of animals threatened with extinction and the rate of the natural extinction process is now running 1,000 times faster than normal.

The biggest impact on this increased rate is due to the consequences of humans: encroaching on natural habitats, fragmenting them with roads, farming, and development, leaving smaller territories for animals to live and fewer prey to hunt. Diseases introduced to the animal kingdom by man; killing (hunting and poaching); capture for zoos or pets; climate change impacts such as the alteration of the temperatures of the oceans and seas affect the wildlife that live in them.

Mesmerized by the beauty of the photography and the details about each of the animals pictured, this book touched me. Excellent in every way, I highly recommend it to everyone!

My thanks to Amber Books for allowing me to read a review copy via NetGalley. All opinions expressed here are my own and are freely given.
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This beautiful book is mainly comprised of amazing, high-definition pictures of many endangered animals. The pictures are honestly breath-taking. One that stands out to me is of a mandril (think Rafiki in the Lion King), the picture is an absolutely stunning close up of the mandril's face showing the blue and red nose as well as the deep yellow of his fur on his neck and chest and the almost feather-like fur surrounding his face. Every few pages there are short 1-4 sentence captions about each animal that is featured in the photographs including information about the animal as well as it's conservation status and what efforts (if any) are being done to actively protect the species featured. The book is divided into sections based on continent. Each section starts with a few paragraphs describing the animals on that continent and some of the challenges these animals face trying to survive. 

The textual content of the book is definitely written at a higher reading level, but I could see young children being engrossed by the pictures, really any reader would have a hard time taking their eyes off of these pages. I think that even just giving children the opportunity to read the names and see photos of endangered animals from all over the world would be a suitable purpose for purchasing and reading this book. For anyone wanting to use this book for factual information or research purposes, this book would definitely be a great resource as well. As a result, I would have a hard time giving it an age range. I think that people young and old can appreciate some aspect of this exquisite book. As a grade 3 teacher I can definitely see this book being in my classroom library as well as a resource for teaching units on conservation and animal habitats. I would highly recommend this book to any animal lovers or fans of National Geographic-type books. Thanks so much to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review an electronic advance copy of this book, I can't wait to purchase a physical copy for my classroom!
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I enjoyed the beautiful photos in Endangered Animals by Tom Jackson.  The content is roughly broken up by continents and includes the ocean life as well.  There are endangered animals you expect to find; pandas, elephants, whales, snow leopards, gorillas, birds etc.  There were some animals that I’ve never seen even in zoos.  The book gives blurbs about each animal and with information about why they endangered or their survival numbers.  The reasons for being endangered is often over-hunting, poaching and loss of habitat because of humans.  The photos are visually stunning.  One of an elephant totally under water made me wonder how the photographer got the shot.  I can easily see this in a library to be looked at for the photos or as a coffee table book.  My only critique is that it isn't clear to me how current the information is on the numbers of the different species, if it was given.  Thank you to NetGalley and Amber Books Ltd. for a temporary eARC in exchange for an honest review.  (4.5 stars)
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