I was expecting a great book when I read the description and heard reviews of Mr. Fuller's previous book on extinct birds. However this book is not that good. The first thing I noticed was that the text was rather large, perhaps to make up for the lack of it. It seems as though very little information is given on anything. He glances over most species. It would have been a much better book had he gone into detail on each of the species and how they had perished. Granted, this wasn't possible for all species listed, but it would have at least added text. The pictures are ok, but nothing special, nothing you can't google. I was hoping for a great book, but was disappointed. Like the previous reviewer said, it seems more like a children's book. The price tag is nowhere near worth it.