Penguin-Pedia is an informative and inspiring tribute to the seventeen species of penguins on the planet today. David Salomon's attention to detail and beautifully photographed images combine to provide an enlightening educational experience. --Mike Bingham, Organization for the Conservation of Penguins
Knowledge is a prerequisite for help. This is the credo of David Salomon, and if you are looking for an entertaining book about penguins with excellent images and lots of information, then this is the right one. WAZA also supports the conservation of African penguins with the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds in cooperation with numerous zoos. In times of dwindling biodiversity, it is of utmost importance that we join forces in conservation, based on increased knowledge and better understanding. A beautiful book. --Gerald Dick, PhD, MAS, CEO, World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)
David Salomon's extensive research of penguins is evident in his attention to detail and use of charts to compare and contrast the various aspects of all seventeen extant penguin species. His excellent photography greatly enhances the experience of learning more about each type of penguin and their habits. --Michael Meadows, president and CEO, Dallas Zoological Society.
Penguins have captivated us ever since we learned of these arctic and cold-defying birds. 'Penguin-Pedia: Photographs and Facts from One Man's Search for the Penguins of the World' is a full color, complete and comprehensive exploration of penguins and their habitats all throughout Antarctica. Exploring more than the commonly depicted Emperor penguin, David Salomon offers information on many other breeds of the bird and provides plenty for the penguin lover to enjoy. For those looking for a penguin-themed coffee table book, 'Penguin-Pedia' is an excellent and much recommended pick. - Midwest Book Review, January 2012
About the Author
David Salomon is a lifelong photographer, part-time writer, and full-time real estate developer from Dallas, Texas. The author of Who Needs a Government went from pursuing the topic of bureaucracy to delving into the intricate world of penguins. David has always loved animals and has a knack for taking pictures, specializing in outdoor photography. After being struck by penguin-mania, David spent the next two summers sailing the southern oceans, photographing all seventeen penguin species. Every picture in this book was taken by David. He also launched a massive search to personally verify old and new information about these graceful birds.