Saturday, June 9, 2018

Back from the Brink by Nancy F. Castaldo - ESSENTIAL

Castaldo, Nancy F. Back From the Brink : Saving Animals from Extinction 168 pages. NON FICTION Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018 $18

Many species of animals are on the brink of extinction. This book describes the efforts of conservationists and scientists to help these animals maintain or improve their populations. Some of the methods are controversial like capturing all the wild condors for a breeding program, or ridding Gal├ípagos Islands of invasive goats, but all the animals in this book are on a hopeful road to recovery including Whooping Cranes, Wolves, Bald Eagles, Giant Tortoises, California Condors, and the American Bison and Alligators. 

Well documented - the author has been to all these places and seen first hand the efforts. Captioned photos accompany a very accessible text. The Learn More appendix is great: things to watch and read, organizations to check out, and where to see these species. Also includes a glossary and extensive bibliography and index. Your budding conservationists will love this.

Lisa Librarian

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