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Dangerous Animals

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Amazing book! I loved all of the information that was included, along with the amazing pictures! I also really liked how the information was sorted by the areas that the animals were in, it made it easy to mentally keep track of which animal was where..
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I was not sure what I was getting when I first requested this book. I only chose it because I have seen other photography books by the same editor. The photographs were as stunning as expected. I think for some strange reason, I was expecting a list of animals that were connected to humans in terms of danger. This, I realize now, is a very odd way of thinking. 
The animals are divided by location, and within each set of countries/continents, we are given a list of animals. I like that there is more than one picture or a couple of angles for most of the animals. It almost provided a video-like quality to the reading experience.
Even more than the book on endangered animals, my nephews (who individually painstakingly explained to me the difference between venomous and poisonous - a distinction I never considered in my own childhood, and they are five!) would love this book.
It is a paradise for those children (and adults) who reveal in all the variety of ways animals protect themselves. The colours are brilliant, and this is yet another book that goes on my long list of picture books I'd buy if I was into buying such books.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to have a physical copy of such information to jump into at any time.
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 was a great book. I just loved all the wonderful photographs as they were in great detail. This book is a great picture based look at dangerous animals. I liked how it was split into different areas continents of the world plus a section on dangerous sea creatures. Each animal had a picture or pictures and a paragraph of information about them. I found this book easy to read with it flowing brilliantly. It as certainly a book the whole family will enjoy. You can enjoy it time and time again. I recommend this book for all nature lovers, animal photography enthusiasts and for familys to read and learn with together. I will definitely be looking out for more books by this fantastic author. 

Many thanks to the author and publishers for creating this wonderful nature book that I'm sure you will love.

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While this had a lot of the fine qualities its stable-mates have in spades, this didn't seem quite as essential to me.  In contrast to nature books that stick to one type of animal, this just speeds around the world to look at "dangerous" critters – even the ones that the captions admit are pretty harmless to us humans.  And speed it is – we barely get settled in one continent or its waters before we're on to the next one, and racing from this snake to that spider to that venomous lizard that never attacks us, to that sharp-toothed mammal.  It's perfectly serviceable, and once again looks superlatively well done as regards its choice of photos (a komodo dragon taking a sniff of the air while stood on its two hind feet a notable example), but if the other, more studious books are David Attenboroughs, this is definitely a Steve Backshall.  It's not all "venom! teeth!! crushing pressure!!!", but its claims concerning having an environmental reason to exist are on the slender side.  A slightly grudging four stars, for it is definitely good at what it wants to do.
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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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Dangerous Animals by Barry Madden is a beautiful coffee table book that also highlights many animals that are endangered as well as dangerous.

If you love animals and like seeing them in their own habitats, this volume offers a lot of wonderful photography. You see long shots so you can appreciate them hunting or simply living in their natural environment. You also get a lot of closer shots so you can see some details, often related to why the animal has the name it has.

The captions accompanying each picture gives a brief statement about what makes them dangerous. Each of these can serve as a gateway for further research if you want to learn more about any of these magnificent creatures. There were several I looked up either for more information or for more photographs. 

Highly recommended for those who enjoy wildlife photography and/or simply loves animals. Will make a beautiful display on a coffee table or a centerpiece on a bookshelf.

Reviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via NetGalley.
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This book contains high-quality images showing the sheer range of dangerous animals found worldwide. Included are animals that are deemed as such for varying reasons, not just because they are savage hunters but also those that are poisonous or destructive. 

The composition of the photographs is well-considered, each flowing into the next making for a compelling read. Many are full-page images so it is clear to see their parlous features. Some of the photographs are truly striking, like the locusts on p34-35 and the bear on p112-113. 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 the peril possible from each species. The text considers those impacted by these creatures but also acknowledges the threats posed to the survival of some of as many are at risk of becoming endangered. Overall, it is well-structured, using the continents and regions as a means to chapter the creatures from each one. 

The tone throughout is one of encouragement to the reader to take a fresh view of the animal kingdom.
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Dangerous Animals takes readers on a journey continent by continent highlighting some of the world's most deadly creatures 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 and now have a new thing to be scared of. Interestingly enough this book does not necessarily contain the animals most deadly to humans, just the most dangerous in general. For example Orcas have never killed a human in the wild but are one of the world's most powerful apex predators. This book would be a wonderful gift for anyone who loves animals, nature, or photography.
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Beautifully photographed in there own environments’,  these animals show the danger that are held within them. There is plenty of information on the animals, not all are deadly, although they have impact and look dangerous. The book is divided into sections from Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, South /Central America, Europe and lastly the Ocean species. 
It is a very informative book and beautifully presented. looking through this book I feel that one dangerous creature was omitted - Man!
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Dangerous Animals is a captivating and and compelling book about the world's most dangerous creatures, some which may look benign, others practically evil but they are all fascinating to ogle and learn about.  The pictures of these eighty animals are extraordinary, especially those animals which have locked eyes with the photographer...makes me wonder what happened before and after!  

Better-known great white sharks, box jellyfish, Huntsman spider, Cape buffalo, the black mamba snake and komodo dragon and the lesser-known blue-ringed octopus, Indian saw-scaled snake, bone-breaking bearded vulture, cone snails and golden dart frog are briefly detailed.  I learned more about the bullet ant whose bite causes unbearable pain, various locusts which destroy crops, maned wolf with no other canine relatives and the comical-looking but disturbing frilled lizard.  On travels I have encountered a few listed in the book which has made for a few heart pounding experiences.  Yet it is important to respect and appreciate all of them.   The author also reminds us that many dangerous animals are rare and protected.

Descriptions include information about diet, habitat, toxins, how many (if any) people are killed or injured annually (and how) and those animals which are harmless to humans.  

Animal lovers, please do not miss this magnificent book even if you know about every single creature mentioned.  The photography alone is worth it!

My sincere thank you to Amber Books Ltd. and NetGalley for the privilege of learning more about these oft-misunderstood yet sometimes deadly animals.
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A great and informative book with lots of amazing photography. 

I’m not familiar with this photographer but will definitely be on the look out for more books by him
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Amber Books continues its animal photo book series this time with Dangerous Animal as the stars.  Eighty animals are depicted in two hundred beautiful  photos.  The book is sectioned by continents and also includes the World’s Oceans.  Animals that you expect are included like sharks, bears, lions, tigers etc.  They are the at the apex of their food chains.  Deadly snakes and spiders are featured as well.  But I was surprised at some animal choices like locusts because they can wipe out whole crops.  Or animals that are less of a threat to man but are incredible hunters.  For example Killer Whales have never killed humans in the wild.  I imagine this is better in a printed format like a coffee table book.  My digital copy it breaks up some of the photos that would spread over more than one page.  This would be appropriate for libraries and for younger readers as there are very few animals eating other animal photos.  Thank you to NetGalley and Amber Books for a temporary eARC in exchange for an honest review.  (4.5 stars)
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Gorgeous pictures of many animals around our globe that are dangerous in one way or another. There is some general information and some random facts about the animals, but the main focus is, as it should be, on the stunning pictures. I would recommend this as a gift, a coffee-table book, or one approach to teach children about animals. The most dangerous animal is missing from the book, but representatives of the species can buy and read this book instead!
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This book offers stunning photographs and details about some of world's most dangerous animals. Organized by continents, the pictures show their beauty, magnificence and power as the facts explain how their skills have made them masters of their environments. The book also stresses that many of these species are now on the endangered list.

A wonderful book for anyone interested in animals, I recommend this highly!

My thanks to Amber Books who allowed me to access this book via NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own and are freely given.
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Beautiful photographs of animals from around the world. I found the brief but informative captions interesting, and yes, the photographs collected for this book really are wonderful. I'm sure this book would be even more impressive in physical form, as scrolling past separated photos and captions was occasionally confusing in its digital format. The book is divided into chapters by continent, with a final chapter on ocean life. Each chapter has a brief introductory text about the region. I enjoyed it, and think it would be a good coffee table book to dip into again to admire the photography.
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A collection of 200 gorgeous photographs featuring the world’s deadliest creatures (after humans). From tiny ants and frogs, to huge bears and sharks, these pictures span a myriad of species in every corner of the world. Each chapter is devoted to a continent, with a final one featuring the oceans, all including animals whose deadliness stems from their venomousness or from the size of their teeth and claws. The photographs are impressive, displaying the beauty and awesomeness of these creatures in all their glory. Even the spiders are gorgeous here. The amount of patience it must take to capture these images is unbelievable. The text that accompanies the illustrations is short but informative, and it makes clear how, deadly as these creatures are, they are in more danger from us humans, than we are from them. Every animal lover will devour this book. 
I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. Thank you, #NetGalley/#Amber Books!
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I absolutely loved this book. It made my heart so happy. The photography is stunning with over 200 pictures that capture these animals in their natural environments. I enjoyed how the book is divided by continents, similar to a zoo. My children are teenagers now, but I have great memories of where we would mark animal pages with post-it's before a trip to the zoo, and their excitement of finding them, in person, on our next zoo trip.  

This book has general information, names of animals and fun facts, from a beginner to intermediate level; however, the photography is brilliant and can be enjoyed at all ages.  I think anyone with a love of animals would enjoy this book. The artist in me loves the dynamic action shots and the lovely animal anatomy I can draw. I can't wait to purchase a physical copy of this book. Apparently, the photos are even more detailed in the hardcover version. It would make a great coffee-table book. My favorite animals found throughout these pages are the up-close, big cat pictures (snow leopard) and the underwater/partially submerged pictures were neat.

Thank you, NetGalley and Amber Books, for providing me with a digital copy of this book for an honest review.
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With a brief synopsis and vivid photographs Barry Madden cupboard over 200 dangerous animals. From continents to subcontinents to countries to individual islands he didn’t miss a beat in the most remarkable thing or the pictures so if you want to be a fly on the wall or in the jungle, the mountain snow primaries and dangerous tundra you need to get this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it and anyone who loves great photographs because this book even call Bruce locusts and spiders that just cursed me out. Either way it’s a book I highly recommend it would make a great coffee table book it would be a great addition to anyone’s library. I was given this book by Netgali and the publisher and I am leaving this review voluntarily please forgive any grammar or punctuation errors as I am blind and dictate my review but all opinions are definitely my own.
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The chapters are organized by continents. The images are meant to renew a sense of awe as well as increase awareness for endangered species. These are stunning photographs that capture the natural beauty of each animal in its environment. There are small blurbs to tell you quick facts or explain the photo of each animal shown. My favorite part of this collection is some of the close-range photos that provide such exquisite details!!
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley and all opinions expressed are solely my own, freely given.
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A really good coffee table book, it has just the right amount of information on the continents and the animals themselves. The photographs draw you in as the animals almost pose to look as if they are trying to be as fierce as you expect of them. A good book to flick through to admire the pictures.
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