An Atlas of Endangered Species (Hardback)Megan McCubbin (author)
Drawing from the testimony of scientists, conservationists and rangers, this beautiful and important volume explores the countless extraordinary species facing extinction and maps a hopeful path to changing our perception and appreciation of the natural world.
The diversity of life on earth is astounding, with each species perfectly adapted to its environment. Sharks can navigate the ocean using electromagnetic fields; sloths use algae as camouflage; albatross can fly for hours without beating their wings; and orca pods each have unique cultures and languages.
But every hour, three species disappear. Our incredible world is at risk.
Megan McCubbin reveals the stories of the scientists, rangers and conservationists who are fighting to save these extraordinary creatures from extinction. An Atlas of Endangered Species shows us that the battle is on for their survival - and we all have a part to play.
Publisher: John Murray Press
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 720 g
Dimensions: 218 x 150 x 30 mm
'Not only is Atlas of Endangered Species a fascinating, immersive exploration of iconic and overlooked species, but most importantly it's a powerful, passionate plea for a wilder future alongside nature. Her rigorous research and friendly tone carves a clear, hopeful path towards a more harmonious relationship with the nature world. I thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful book!' - Sophie Pavelle
'By turns joyful and heartbreaking, an inspiring celebration of some of our planet's most endangered species and those who champion them' - Dave Goulson
'Beautifully written, capturing the wonder and personality of each creature, big and small perfectly. Megan's words make you befriend and root each of the animals she describes and gives you hope for a better future' - Dr Amir Khan
'An inspiring journey... from the early naturalist to the experienced adult, this book will fascinate and inspire' - Benedict Macdonald
'An antidote to any eco-anxiety, here are the people and the creatures who are fixing planet earth' -- Chris Packham
This is a lovely book, well written and beautifully illustrated. With a third mass extinction on our doorstep, it's also very timely, and I'm delighted to see that it's been written by one of the foremost of the generation of new, young naturalists that are helping to change our perception and appreciation of the natural world. More power to their elbows!' - Iolo Williams
'Packed full of wonderful pictures and deep insights into the lives of the beautiful plants and creatures the planet is in grave danger of losing - don't miss this book!' - Dale Vince, OBE, UN Ambassador for Climate Change and Founder of Ecotricity
'A truly inspiring and timely piece, one which should be imperative reading and on everyone's shelves' - Hannah Stitfall
'Megan's enthusiasm is catching... An Atlas of Endangered Species weaves a narrative of hope and champions nature's underdogs, and instils a deep love for nature and people alike' - Lucy Lapwing
'An elegant blend of science, exploration, insight and optimism. Much like her presenting style, Megan McCubbin's writing has an effortless appeal to a diverse audience, from the curious child to the most seasoned of conservationists. An Atlas of Endangered Species is a masterpiece of scientific communication' - Dr Ruth Tingay, Co-Director, Wild Justice
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