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  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Big Picture Press (6 Sept. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1787410455
  • ISBN-13: 978-1787410459
  • Product Dimensions: 30 x 1 x 30 cm
  • Customer reviews: 4.6 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 296,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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As habitat loss now poses the greatest threat to our precious wildlife, discover the inspirational stories of 20 threatened species facing a fight for survival. Statistics show our planet is losing species between 1,000 and 10,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, and it is caused almost entirely by human activity. Published in association with Tusk, a British charity set up in 1990 to help to protect African wildlife including African elephants, black rhino and the mountain gorilla, this beautifully illustrated book puts the world's extinction crisis and conservation issues into sharp focus and inspires all of us to join the conservation movement. From the rainforest and the savannah to the depths of the ocean, artist Louise McNaught's compelling animal portraits bring to life 20 stunning but endangered creatures, including secretary birds which fly across Africa south of the Sahara Desert, and the giant panda which now only survives in a handful of remote mountain areas in China. McNaught's vivid and energetic illustrations feature animals set on bright neon hues of green, yellow, pink, red and blue in an almost street-art style, giving them an elevated status whilst also suggesting the delicate relationship between nature and humans. Through words and intensely powerful pictures, Survival explores the dangers these amazing creatures face in their fight for survival, the action being taken to protect them, and their vital importance to life on Earth. In his foreword to this inspirational book, Charlie Mayhew, chief executive of Tusk, warns: 'We all have a fantastic opportunity to do more for wildlife right now. We must not leave it too late: extinction is forever.' Source: Lancashire Evening Post

The world is experiencing an
extinction crisis. Earth is losing
species between 1,000 and 10,000
times faster than the natural
extinction rate. This book introduces
you to 20 remarkable species that
are struggling to survive. Source: Science and Nature

This eye-catching book has been published in association with Tusk (a wildlife charity) with the aim of highlighting the tenuous balance the survival of some species hangs in. The eye-catching artwork of Louise McNaught has a pop art feel to it, making the 20 endangered species featured the celebrities of the animal kingdom.
All habitats are explored: the oceans, savannah, forests. Endangered species exist in all these places, no thanks to interference from the local human populations.
Pages are clearly laid-out with a map, quick fact section and a more detailed explanation of the dangers each creature faces. A thought-provoking gift for those aged 8+. Source: Library Girl and Book Boy

Survival, published in association with conservation charity Tusk, takes a fascinating and informative look at twenty animal species that are facing the challenge of survival. It's an eye opening look at the dangers that they face and how extremely low the numbers of some species are.Human activity has endangered animals from every continent and every habitat, it's the number one cause of the decline in the majority of species. Our lifestyles and consumption of natural resources have contributed to this decline and several of the species included in this book are almost extinct or have come very close but are now slowly increasing in number.The book starts with a forward from Tusk which explains their work and how they protect animals from extinction. There's also a page about illustrator Louise McNaught and how she creates her pictures. A double page spread then shows a timeline of conservation and explains how different continents are working to ensure the preservation of endangered species.
Animals, birds and insects from a variety of habitats, savannah, rainforests, oceans, are all included in this book. Each double spread includes a full page drawing of the creature and a map showing where that creature lives. Facts about each animal include information about their size, their habitat, how many there are in the world and their status - statuses range from critically endangered to vulnerable. More facts are given about each creature including the history and the reasons that they are in danger as well as the steps that are being taken to ensure their survival.Survival is a fantastic coffee table book to dip in and out of and it's really interesting to read about the threats faced by a range of individual species including bees, butterflies, Giant Pandas, Secretary Birds, Hawksbill Turtles and Black Rhinos. The Bornean Orangutang's habitat is being destroyed due to human's high consumption of palm oil, the Scalloped Hammerhead is endangered due to overfishing and urban development has led to the Sapphire-Bellied Hummingbird being critically endangered.
Ideas as to how we can help endangered animals are given at the end of the book, it's heartening to see that the population numbers of some species are rising again but ultimately it is our behaviour and lifestyles that are causing the problem. If we don't act now, many of these species will become extinct. Source: Story Snug

Twenty creatures who are facing extinction are captured in powerfully vivid animal portraits. Discover the dangers they face, why they are important to the Earth and what is being done to protect them Source: South Wales Evening Post

Book Description

The world is experiencing an extinction crisis. This book shares the stories of 20 threatened species facing the challenge of survival, bringing the issue of conservation into the spotlight.

From the Author

Anna Claybourne (Author)
Anna Claybourne is an experienced children's author who has written over 200 books on topics ranging from Shakespeare to space science and earthquakes to endangered animals. She specialises in science and nature, literature, and art and crafts, but also writes fiction and retellings. She lives in Edinburgh, UK, with her family. Besides writing, she likes sewing and music, and plays the trombone.

Louise McNaught (Illustrator)
Louise McNaught graduated in 2012 in Fine Art from the University of Greenwich, London. Her non-traditional creations feature animals set on bright neon hues, almost street-art in style, giving them an elevated status, while suggesting the delicate relationship between nature and humans. Louise uses a mixed-media approach and soft style. She lives in Surrey, UK.

About the Author

Louise McNaught graduated in 2012 in Fine Art from the University of Greenwich, London. Her non-traditional creations feature animals set on bright neon hues, almost street-art in style, giving them an elevated status, while suggesting the delicate relationship between nature and humans. Louise uses a mixed-media approach and soft style. She lives in Surrey, UK.


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