Boyds Mill Press recently sent along a wonderful book to Home Education Magazine’s office and HEM’s office manager, Stacy says that the pictures in Lions, Tigers and Bears by Ron Hirschi are gorgeous. The photos were taken by Thomas D. Mangelsen who was named “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” by the BBC in 1994.
The promotional description for the book reads:
Large, fierce, and often dangerous predators might seem the best survivors. They have superior strength, great speed, and high levels of intelligence. If they are so well equipped, why are they among the rarest of animals and the most threatened by human activity? To answer these questions, Ron Hirschi and Thomas Mangelsen introduce young readers to some of the earth’s most spectacular predators: cougar, polar bear, lion, cheetah, tiger, grizzly bear, and killer whale. They examine the animals’ past and present, and speculate on their future. In a lively and informative text, Ron Hirschi takes a look at the world in which these animals live, the environmental challenges they face, and what biologists and other people around the globe are doing to help these majestic animals survive. With spectacular photographs by Tom Mangelsen, Lions, Tigers, and Bears offers a realistic–and hopefulâ€”look at earth’s great predators.
I also saw that Mr. Hirschi has a few other books that look interesting as well. They are: