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Penguin-Pedia: Photographs and Facts from One Man's Search for the Penguins of the World Hardcover – November 1, 2011
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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
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This is a great reference book about Penguins, but is attractive enough that I find myself repeatedly flipping through it just for the pictures.
For each of the 17 varieties of penguins, the book has a fact page, filled with close up photographs plus information about the genus, population, locations, habits and more. . The following page is the author's personal reflections and observations.
Author Solomon,writes that he has circled the globe and has seen and photographed all seventeen species.
And I thought a penguin was just a small bird dressed up in a tuxedo!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A brilliant book for anyone who loves penguins. It has hundreds of beautiful photographs and lots of interesting information. Definately one of my favourite books of all times.Published 18 months ago by karen mckenzie
Very general penguin information. Was hoping for a more in-depth look at specific species. A beginners book, not for educational/ professional use.Published on March 23, 2014 by njzoogrl
I have over 10 books on penguins and David Solomon's "Penguin-Pedia" is hands down the best one. Read morePublished on March 2, 2014 by Brent Trafton
This is a beautiful coffee-table book, filled with breathtaking photography and facts about penguins. It is simply fascinating and I highly recommend it. Read morePublished on December 15, 2012 by Doyle W. Sinclair