Monday, March 14, 2011

Nonfiction Monday

Goodall and coauthor Thane Maynard (director of the Cincinnati Zoo) share success stories about the work of scientists, conservationists and environmentalists who work to protect and rescue species in danger of extinction. Familiar species -- the California Condor, Giant Panda, and Australian Wallabies and lesser-known mammals, birds, fish, and even an insect have their stories told.

The book details the rescue and recovery of species in the wild and the reintroduction of species that have been lost in their native habitat.

The writing, which is conversational in style, is both scientific and reader-friendly. Goodall acknowledges the many losses sustained by the natural world, but manages to remain optimistic and offers readers resources for further exploration and opportunities to become involved.

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