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Birds of Prey Rescue (Hardback)

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Hardback 64 Pages / Published: 01/04/2013
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Birds of prey, otherwise known as raptors, have been respected and admired yet also feared and loathed throughout their existence. They are meat-eating birds and extremely well-equipped for the hunt, with powerful eyesight, ultra-sensitive hearing, and sharp talons. Despite these apparent advantages, many birds of prey species are seriously endangered or threatened.

This latest addition to the Firefly Animal Rescue series profiles the dedicated people and projects around the world helping raptors to survive, including:

The Philippine Eagle Foundation that is bringing the Philippine eagle back from the brink of extinction;Lindsay Oaks, an American microbiologist, who helped discover what is killing vultures in Asia;Sophie Osborn, who monitors released California condors;The biologists using Peregrine falcons as "foster parents" for the young of the endangered South American aplomado falcon.

Illustrated with 50 spectacular color photographs, Birds of Prey Rescue also addresses the general biological issues and challenges in preserving a future for endangered wildlife.

About the Firefly Animal Rescue series:

The Firefly Animal Rescue identifies endangered and threatened species and what is being done to protect them. Combining lively, accessible text and stunning color photographs, each book provides a detailed overview of the species, describing its characteristics, behavior, habits, physiology and more.

"These attractive books are a call to action... fascinating readable accounts."
- School Library Journal

"Succinct introductions to the science and practice of wildlife conservation... written in accessible, lively language."
- Booklist

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781554071456
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 513 g
Dimensions: 229 x 229 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
In addition to her compelling text, Hickman uses striking photographs of the various species of raptors, their young and their habitats to make a strong case for preservation.--Susan Perren"Globe and Mail" (05/20/2006)
Plenty of vivid color photographs, maps, timelines, resources, and fast paced and informative text keep young readers interested and aid them in understanding the complex issues surrounding endangered species and their environment.--Elizabeth Shaffer"BC Parent" (09/01/2006)
Award winning... With beautiful photography and inspiring examples of individuals passionately devoted to wildlife conservation, these are excellent resource for the classroom or school library.-- (12/01/2006)
Brings these great birds to vivid life explaining their importance in a balanced ecosystem... easy to read, full of interesting facts.-- (06/01/2006)
Readers will meet people from around the world who are fighting to protect these magnificent creatures.--Our Choice 2007, Canadian Children's Book Centre (01/01/2007)
These books have a lot of punch, not just in content, but in the presentation... magnificent color photography.-- (05/28/2006)
Document past and present efforts to stave off extinction... beautifully illustrated Firefly Series. It is good stuff.-- (07/01/2006)
[review of series: ] Anyone interested in learning more about endangered animals will find these books fascinating... This series will make a strong addition to any school library.-- (01/01/2006)
A great book for young readers interested in conservation and raptors.--Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (08/29/2007)
Accounts of each specie's struggles and successes are written in engaging language accessible to middle grade audience and include top-quality dramatic photographs of both lifestyle and recovery operations. Readers may be surprised at the innovative methods used to track and document the birds' lives... If your concern is the future of endangered wildlife, this series belongs on your bookshelf.-- (05/26/2006)
Starred Selection 2007--Canadian Children's Book Centre (01/01/2007)
Starred Selection--Canadian Children's Book Centre (01/01/2007)
This is a good resource on many levels. The information is current and presented under clear and organized headings. Research is concise and the photographs are attractive and informative. There is also an excellent section at the back of the book that includes contact information for multiple Canadian and international conservation facilities and organizations.... On the whole, this is a valuable resource for students and educators.-- (12/01/2006)

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