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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.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Brown Books Publishing Group (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612540155
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612540153
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,185,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

David Salomon is a lifelong photographer, part-time writer, and full-time real estate developer from Dallas, Texas.

David has always loved animals and has a knack for taking pictures. After being struck by "penguin-mania" while visiting Chilean Patagonia, David spent the next two summers sailing the southern oceans to photograph all seventeen penguin species in the wild. He also launched a massive search to personally verify old and new information about these graceful birds. His photos were combined with the most up-to-date research to create Penguin-Pedia, the most comprehensive penguin book available today.

Visit Penguin-Pedia.com and Facebook.com/PenguinPedia for more information!

In 2014 Salomon published Igor Samsonov: Painter and Passionate Visionary, a book which showcases the work of Russian painter Igor Samsonov.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By dezraty on October 18, 2011
Format: Hardcover
If you're someone who's interested in learning about penguins or even just like looking at them (and I'm assuming you are if you're reading this review) then this is a book you must own. The book is a combination of pictures, facts, and stories of the author's travels as he compiled this collection of information on the world's penguins. The book does a great job of providing quality facts about the various species of penguins in a well organized format that is easy is follow. While the fact summaries are top notch, the true highlights of this book are the photos and the author's commentary. The book even tells you where and how you could go see each of the species around the world on your own! Unfortunately most of us don't have the time or money to do this :( .... Luckily the pictures are so good its almost like we got to join Mr. Salomon on his journey. High definition close up photos of the different species are found on every page of the book (literally every page) and they are simply amazing. When reading the author's commentary you can tell how much time and effort was put into producing this book, and it clearly shows in the finished product. Do yourself a favor and read Penguin-Pedia (or at least look at the pictures), you won't regret it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By lsf on October 14, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This Book is about various types of penguins, their corresponding habitats, and all things penguin. David Salomon crafted the perfect mix of regal photography, personal experience, and facts. Penguin-Pedia is versatile and has something for everyone; flavorful for a child, educational for a student, and informational for a traveler. As a travel enthusiast I personally enjoyed the exotic locations. Salomon used up close photography in perfect lighting which made the pictures come to life. I strongly suggest reading this book and using it as a resource.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brent Trafton on March 2, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I have over 10 books on penguins and David Solomon's "Penguin-Pedia" is hands down the best one.

The book has a full chapter on each of the 17 species of penguins and Mr. Salomon has photographed each species for this book. His photos are absolutely first rate and the reproduction for the book is vivid.

He also includes information on where to view penguins in the wild and in zoos and aquariums around the world.

Penguin-Pedia belongs on the bookshelf of every penguin lover.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Edith Wharton on February 3, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This is the definitive resource for all images penguin. A truly inspirational visual tour-de-force, Salomon takes us on a surprisingly emotional aesthetic journey through the world's supreme penguin enclaves. I can only hope that a second edition is imminent. My coffee table needs more penguins.
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By njzoogrl on March 23, 2014
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Very general penguin information. Was hoping for a more in-depth look at specific species. A beginners book, not for educational/ professional use.
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