Wildlife of the World.
Wildlife of the World
Don E. Wilson, editorial consultant
DK Publishing, Inc.
c/o Penguin Group USA
375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014
9781465438041, $50.00, 480pp, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution, "Wildlife of the World" takes the reader on a visually augmented journey through some of the most scenic and rich animal habitats ranging from the Amazon rain forests to the Himalayas, from the Sahara to the South Pole, and being informatively introduced to the most important animals in each ecosystem along the way. In "Wildlife of the World" truly spectacular portrait-style photography brings the reader "face-to-face" with individual animals in up-close and engrossing profiles on how the animals interact with their environments, mate, survive, and even play. From the shaggy musk ox foraging in the Canadian high arctic to the angered Scottish wildcat prowling the Highlands to the rock-climbing gelada monkey of Ethiopia, each animal featured in "Wildlife of the World" plays a key role in its environment. An additional eighty-page illustrated reference section on the animal kingdom explains the animal groups and profiles additional species.
Critique: A magnificently produced coffee-table style book, "Wildlife of the World" is a simple joy to browse through page by page. As informed and informative as it is beautifully presented from beginning to end, "Wildlife of the World" is very highly recommended for all wildlife enthusiasts, and should be considered an essential addition to both community and academic library Wildlife Studies reference collections. Indeed, "Wildlife of the World" would be a most appropriate and appreciated acquisition choice as a library Memorial Fund acquisition.