Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species


TITLE:  RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species

AUTHOR: Joel Sartore

GENRE: Nonfiction

SETTING(S) :  America

SUBJECT: Animals, Photography, Environment, Rare Species and Nature

MAIN CHARACTERS :  America’s Extinct, Endangered and Protect Species

SUMMARY:  Noted photographer Joel Sartore takes a haunting look at the species who are currently endangered and extinct in the USA.   The animals featured in this book are beautifully photographed along with a short summary of where they live and why they are listed as endangered or extinct.  The book’s conclusion features animals whom have been successfully protected and are no longer in the endangered species category.

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You want to learn more about extinct species in America?  This book takes a glimpse at some of the species that we can protect in our own country.  When I first picked this book up and scanned it briefly at my local library I was deeply saddened.  The portraits of the animals featured in this book are haunting, beautiful and sad all at once.  You can visually see the spirits of these animals and why our world needs to continue the protection of all species whether extinct or not.

The stories of these animals who need our protection will touch your heart.  The fate of the Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit and Dusky Seaside Sparrow will sadden and anger you.  Why do we continually destroy precious ecosystems without figuring out the consequences  before the damage is done.  Please get to know your animal neighbors and learn how you can protect them and make a difference in your community.

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