Atlas of Extinct Animals

By Radek Maly

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Publication Date: November 23, 2021

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Ages 9 And Up

The first book in this series presents animals that once walked the Earth, but have vanished due to the actions of humankind. In this book, award-winning poet Radek Malý tells the stories of fortyone extinct species and studies the causes of their sad demise. The large-format Atlas of Extinct Animals is supplemented with beautifully expressive full-page illustrations by gifted artist Jiří Grbavčič and detailed pictures by renowned scientific illustrator Pavel Dvorský. The gorgeous, detailed depictions and descriptions of species and their fates can only serve as a reminder and as a warning of how much life has already disappeared from the Earth. The atlas also shows that the disappearances continue. Page by page it nears the present day and ultimately introduces creatures that still existed a few years ago, like the Zanzibar leopard (until 1996) and the Chinese river dolphin (until 2007). In the end, we are left with a bitter question: Which creature will next be added to this atlas? This book was selected by White Ravens 2020 for the annual catalog of book recommendations in the field of international children’s and youth literature.

About the Author

Radek Malý is a Czech writer, poet, translator and university teacher. Of his works, his book for young adults Franz Kafka – A Man of His Time and Our Own (2017) and the collection of poems for children Postman Wind (2011; entered on the IBBY Honour Roll) have achieved international success./Pavel Dvorský has illustrated dozens of publications, with scientific and popular-scientific themes predominating, is a teacher at the Secondary School for the Decorative Arts in Brno (Czech Republic), and since 2004 he has maintained a certain variety in his work by designing stamps for the Czech Post Office.

Format: Hardcover Paper over boards

Length: 88 pages

Publisher: Albatros Media

Publication Date: November 23, 2021

ISBN: 9788000061269

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