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Dan Bortolotti is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in many magazines, including Equinox, Canadian Geographic, and OWL. He is the author of Exploring Saturn.


Gr 3-8-Although Bortolotti supplies basic information such as physical characteristics of pandas and tigers, he emphasizes the threats to the animals' survival and ways their chances might be enhanced. Loss of habitat due to expanding human populations in Southeast Asia and China plus hunting account for much of the species' decline. Yet, conservationists and scientists are trying to ensure their future in various ways. Among the books' interesting features are profiles of some of these workers plus visits to areas where conservation programs are in place. Bortolotti doesn't minimize the obstacles, such as convincing practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine to find alternatives to cures made from tiger parts. An engaging writing style accompanied by stunning full-color photographs will hold readers' interest. Those who want to take action themselves can use a list of suggested Web sites at the end. These fascinating, readable accounts not only show children what is being done to save these animals, but also may encourage them to join the efforts.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

[review of series: ] Anyone interested in learning more about endangered animals will find these books fascinating... This series will make a strong addition to any school library.-- (01/01/2006)
An engaging writing style accompanied by stunning full-color photographs will hold readers' interest... fascinating readable accounts.-- (05/01/2004)
Award winning... With beautiful photography and inspiring examples of individuals passionately devoted to wildlife conservation, these are excellent resource for the classroom or school library.-- (12/01/2006)
Bortolotti... knows how to catch and hold an audience while providing top-quality information. The photos are terrific... the writing is lively and direct.-- (12/01/2003)
Challenges readers to learn more and offer support through international conservation organizations... Recommended.-- (11/03/2003)
Designed to appeal even to a child who is "not a reader." Yet they are comprehensive enough to provide a good overview for an adult... a balanced exploration of the complex issues involved in the conservation effort.-- (01/01/2004)
Engaging text, stunning photographs... The text is clear, relatively easy to read and gives very good depth without being ponderous... highly recommended.-- (02/01/2004)
Excellent... educates young readers about the animal and the challenges it faces in the fight for survival.-- (11/30/2003)
Exceptionally readable.--Edmonton Sun (12/04/2003)
Fascinating conservation issues... layout of the books is very strongly done, making them easy to use... subject matter is intellectually exciting.-- (01/31/2004)
Filled with spectacular photos, informative maps and charts and up-to-the minute information... manages to convey hope, while being honest with young readers.-- (12/01/2003)
Full of facts, photos and accessible information.--BC Parent (04/01/2004)
Primary research, lively writing, and dramatic use of color photographs... easygoing layout will attract reluctant readers while the intelligent approach will keep them reading.-- (03/01/2004)
Succinct introductions to the science and practice of wildlife conservation... written in accessible, lively language and nicely illustrated with exciting color photos, these will be useful for reports and browsing.-- (01/01/2004)
Loads of neat stuff about these amazing animals, why they are endangered, and the cool things people do to try to save them.--Pippa Wysong"Toronto Star" (01/11/2004)

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