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Fantastic books about animals that you shouldn’t miss

Posted by Laura on January 5, 2008

A beautiful nonfiction book from a few years ago, Priceless : the vanishing beauty of a fragile planet by Bradley Trevor Greive with photographs by Mitsuaki Iwago, has images of endangered animals in their natural environment along with a plea for humanity to take care of the environment. It suggests that we need to think about how what we do impacts the lives of animals. The jacket image in this post does not always match the cover of the DPL’s book.  For some reason the jacket in the blog keeps switching between the chimpanzee and the loris.  Our book has the chimpanzee on the cover. 

Owen and Mzee : the true story of a remarkable friendship by Isabella and Craig Hatkoff, and Paula Kahumbu, with photographs by Peter Greste. “When a baby hippo named Owen was stranded after the Dec 2004 tsunami, villagers in Kenya worked tirelessly to rescue him. Then, to everyone’s amazement, the orphan hippo and a 130-yr-old giant tortoise named Mzee adopted each other.”

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