Animals on the Edge
by Sandra Pobst

Price at time of review: $17.95
64 pp.
National Geographic Society
Washington, DC
ISBN: 1426303580

Grade Level: 5-12

Reviewed by CBC Reviewer

Readers join scientists in adventures focused on learning about and saving endangered species in this NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for 2009. The text explains the causes of species endangerment, including habitat degradation, and reasons to care about these species. The book includes a historical perspective, an interview with a conservation biologist, and striking photographs.

Overall, this strong portrayal of the nature of science will provide a variety of important lessons for middle and secondary readers as well as motivational career information and facts for citizen voters. Its timeline, glossary, bibliography, and index make it appropriate for independent research.

Review posted on 2/20/2009

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