From aurochs to Burchell's zebra, 26 animals that have become extinct in recorded history are captured here in vivid detail.
A good starting point for inquiry into extinct and endangered species. The detailed acrylic paintings of the animals will be more useful to younger readers than the sophisticated text.
Through a careful selection of animals that includes insects, fish, amphibians, birds, and mammals, the authors give an international and historical perspective to extinct species, and introduce the complex and varied reasons behind extinction. A paragraph accompanies each full-page portrait of the featured animal and the illustrations also may include more information about the animal's habitat.