4 out of 5 stars
The Atlas of Extinct Animals lists information about particular species that have now tragically gone extinct, and the Atlas of Endangered Animals gives information about currently endangered species.
I really like the design of these books; on one side there is a full-page illustration of the animal, and on the other side a page of text detailing in what type of habitat the animal lived, its main characteristics, and what it ate, and finally how it went extinct or why it is currently endangered. There is even a little map, showing where the animal lived or lives.
I am absolutely in awe of the gorgeous illustrations in these books! The art is colorful and each animal is depicted in the setting of their natural habitat. You really get a sense of the majesty of these beautiful animals. Every little detail of feather and fur is so clear that you could almost imagine the creatures are about to jump off the page!
As always, I take issue with a scientific book that presents a scientific theory as if it were a fact. This book talks about origin theories as if they were supported by empirical fact, which they are not. It’s such a disappointment and it is not honest. I wish there were better integrity in the writing.
These books would be a great resource for anyone writing a paper about extinct and endangered animals, or just for anyone who is curious about the world and who loves to learn!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.