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Animals at the EDGE - Saving the World's Rarest Creatures
Jonathan Baillie
Paperback / softback
Owlkids Books
UK Publication Date

The EDGE (Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered) of Existence program is a global conservation initiative aimed at saving rare species from extinction. This eye-opening book shows some of the important results of the group's work. Readers accompany real scientists on exciting scientific expeditions from the heights of the Cyclops Mountains in faraway West Papua, to the depths of the Yangtze River in China, to the forests of Haiti in the Caribbean, and the vast stretches of the Gobi Desert. Jonathan and Marilyn Baillie's lively narratives and stunning photographs introduce such special creatures as the bumblebee bat, so small it can fit on a fingertip; the Bactrian camel, capable of surviving the harshest desert conditions; and the slender loris, a nocturnal beast hunted for its mythical magic powers. There is also a sense of urgency here: these and the eight other animals profiled are evolutionarily unique, which means that if they don't survive there will be nothing similar left on Earth and our global biodiversity will be weakened forever.

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Awards & Praise for Amazing Things Animals Do

Best Books for Children, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2004)
Winner, Outstanding Children's Book, Animal Behavior Society (2004)
ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year, Juvenile Non-fiction Category, 2008, United States ? Short-listed
Nautilus Book Awards, Children's Non-fiction Category, Silver, 2009, United States ? Winner
VOYA, Non-fiction Honor List, 2008, United States ? Long-listed

"The information presented in this volume is captivating for both children and adults, so this book will be one that parents and teachers will enjoy sharing with the younger set. This volume is a highly recommended text and teaching tool for young children..." - Science Books & Films, American Association for the Advancement of Science

"This book explores a number of aspects of animal behaviour, all of them of interest to the young."
- Globe & Mail

"...a terrific way for children to discover that non-fiction can be exciting and amazing"
- Quill and Quire

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