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stories about the first months of a wild animal’s life. The
books are 36 pages in length with 40-50 color photographs. The series
was written for the next generation of naturalists from preschool
to grade two. Each book includes an index and a Did You Know? section
of unusual facts for parents and teachers.
for the series:
series is uniquely useful and valuable because of its excellence
and its focus on one species.
School Library Journal
Babies sparkle with clear, informative pictures....lively texts
that invite repeated reading...
Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books
...sure to enchant readers both young and old. The books are
beautifully photographed and cover interesting stuff but not too
overloaded with information.
Sea Turtle - Winner
of the 2007 Science in Society Journalism Award
Baby Polar Bear, Lang and Lynch have once again combined
amazing photos and biologically accurate text to create a book that
is both visually appealing and accessible to young readers....in
clear concise language this book will fill a niche and make an excellent
addition to both school and public libraries.
School Library Journal
the last 25 years I travelled over 400,000 kilometres (250,000 mi)
to observe and photograph the eight species of bears in the world.
In that time I took over 40,000 photographs of bears and their habitats.
for Bears: Monarchs of the Northern Wilderness:
superb summary of bear biology, one that is certain to appeal to
scientists and animal enthusiasts.
Dr. George Schaller, Author & Wildlife Biologist
Bears - Monarchs of the Northern Wilderness is the most comprehensive,
authoritative, and entertaining book about bears I have ever read.
It successfully takes the reader on a fascinating and intriguing
journey into the world of bears, from the myths and legends to the
more amazing truth.
Dr. Gary Alt, Vice Pres. International Bear Research Association
Bears, Bears, Bears. A19,000-word natural history
book for young adults.
Winner of a 1996 Librarian's Choice Award.
every continent on the planet and visiting over 60 countries, the
prairie grasslands of North America is still one of my favorite
to the Wind - A Study of the Prairie Grasslands contains
a 60,000 word text and 130 colour photographs. The book was judged
to be "a magical combination of words and images" and
earned the 1985 Alberta Non-Fiction Award.
Praise for Windswept
- A Passionate View of the Prairie Grasslands
has the rare ability to recognize a great photograph through his
camera’s viewfinder, as well as to construct a beautiful,
illuminating and clear sentence - his love for nature comes through
in both these talents.
Dr. Paul Johnsgard, University of Nebraska
lived the prairie and here makes it alive. He has produced a masterful
account of one of the most beautiful and most threatened ecosystems.
Dr. Bernd Heinrich, University of Vermont
for Wild Birds Across the Prairies
Wild Birds is beautifully designed, with Lynch’s trademark
photos gracing every page. As usual, the attention to lighting,
colour, composition and focus is flawless and the avian poses are
varied. It’s hard to fathom the patience required for these
WILD WORLD SERIES
for young adults, each book is 48 pages long and features 25 colour
& BOREAL ECOLOGY
for Arctic - Natural Wonders of A Polar World (144 pages,
111 colour photographs) is a 60,000-word ecology of the Arctic.
The book was selected by the American Academy for the Advancement
of Science as one of the best science books published in 1996.
Praise for the
It is a
wonderful book. Entertaining, but also with a lot of good information...presented
in a very understandable and exciting way. His love and knowledge
of the North speaks from every page.
Dr. Martin Raillard, Arctic Ecologist, Parks Canada
for research projects or for casual and entertaining perusal, this
book packs a punch....Tidbits of trivia contained in cutlines or
as marginalia make every page a little gold mine....The glossy photographs,
many full-page, are unsurpassed for clarity and composition among
School Library Journal
The Great Northern Kingdom - Life In The
Boreal Forest was the culmination of a 16-year project
on the boreal forest, the largest terrestrial ecosystem on Earth.
The book was selected by Canadian Geographic Magazine as the Best
Wildlife Book of the Year.
was published in1989. It was reprinted five times and sold over
series that challenges children from kindergarten to grade two to
guess the animal owner from closeup views of its house, nose, teeth,
feet, baby and bottom.
Praise for the
Fascinating details revealed in both text and visuals, along
with an uncluttered design and large print, make for an easy read.
Heather Myers, Resource Links
Crisp photography and a friendly text will keep kids coming
back even when they’ve learned all the answers.
Today’s Parent Magazine
everything from guessing games to interesting pictures, as well
as many details not often included in regular nature books. Guaranteed
entertainment for children and parents alike.
Regina Leader Post
My latest series,
which began in 2006, is written for children from grades three to
six. This series explores the great wildlife ecosystems of North
America. Each volume is 64 pages long and includes over 80 colour
photographs, and a table of contents. It also includes a list of
web sites where children can learn more about the problems facing
the ecosystems, what people are doing to save them, and how they
Praise for Prairie
Combines personal incidents with expository writing and magnificent
full-colour photographs. Excellent selection.
Judith Lechner, School Library Journal
Praise for Rocky
Beautiful colour photographs combine with engaging text in this
fine title in the Our Wild World Series...A good choice for classroom
use or for independent research and browsing.
Praise for Arctic
Lynch’s informative and “kid friendly” text is
beautifully and expertly illustrated by his colour photography throughout...The
Arctic is a welcome and recommended addition to school and community
libraries. The other two very highly recommended titles in this
outstanding series by Wayne Lynch include Prairie Grasslands and
James Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review
photographs are some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.
I highly recommend this title for classroom use. I have not
seen a better book for the study of the Sonoran desert ecosystem.
About Nature Website
OF THE WORLD
As eminent paleontologist
Dr. George Gaylord Simpson wrote: “Penguins are habit-forming,
and I am an addict.” Like Simpson, it now seems that I, too,
am an addict. Over the past 18 years, I have travelled more than
500,000 kilometres (313,000 mi), including seven trips to Antarctica
as well as multiple journeys to the Galápagos Islands, Argentina,
Chile, New Zealand and a dozen remote island clusters in the tempestuous
Southern Ocean, in search of the 17 species of penguins.
of the World (144 pages, 136 colour photographs) is a 50,000-word
review of the ecology and biology of one of the most popular family
of birds in the world.
Praise for the text:
One of the
better ones...Warmly recommended.
photographs, many of which are truly exceptional and striking.
Penguin Conservation Association
I can easily
recommend this volume to anyone with even a passing interest in
penguins, or in wildlife in general. Far more than simply a sumptuous
coffee table photo essay, this book offers something for everyone.
In this age of overly expensive books, this attractive volume is
a real bargain.
Frank Todd, Researcher & World Penguin Expert
work! Magnificent colour photographs...a good buy. One only wishes
that the text were longer, for Lynch’s enthusiasm and good
humour keeps the text lively.
Science Books & Films
Penguins! A 64-page book with 72 colour photographs
and written for young adults was a 2002 winner of the Hackmatack
Children’s Choice Book Award.
Scoop on Poop (32 pages, 50 colour photographs, for children ages
8-12) explores the fascinating science of how animals use poop to
build homes, attract partners, send messages, cool off and much
more. I wrote this book in 2001 on a dare from my publisher and
it has become my best-selling book of all time. Total sales may
soon outnumber all my other books combined! The Scoop on Poop is
currently a popular museum exhibit circulating through the United
for the book:
is a great book. Lynch introduces readers to the science of scat,
the purpose of poop, and the meaning of manure...This is a lively,
funny, factual presentation. Clear color photographs abound on every
page. It is that rare and delightful mix that could serve equally
well for classroom support or for recreational reading. Lynch’s
style is clear, light, and conveys lots of information, almost on
the sly. His sense of humour is pervasive, and he includes several
personal anecdotes. It’s the kind of learning where readers
think they’re just having fun. Highly recommended.
Janet Delgatty, British Columbia Librarian
of the UNITED STATES and CANADA
is, in short, far and away the best owl book this reviewer has
seen designed especially for general audiences. The writing
is clear, concise, scientifically accurate, and totally readable.
Current Reviews for Academic Libraries
is another spectacular wildlife book by Wayne Lynch... The text
is meticulously researched and very easy to read...The photos
are truly outstanding and a strength of the book as they greatly
enhance and illustrate the text...I highly recommend this book
to anyone who is interested in the owls of North America.
Bulletin of the Society of Canadian Ornithologists
of the Best Reference Books for 2007
of the UNITED STATES and CANADA
A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior
by Johns Hopkins University Press, the oldest and one of the the
most prestigious scholarly presses in North America.
Praise for the book:
book is a complete and passionate labor of love. It is essential
reading for those who are fascinated by owls - and those who aren’t
yet are now at risk of becoming so.
Prof. Bernd Heinrich, author of Mind of the Raven
Lynch is among a select group of North America’s very best
natural history writer/photographers. His new book on owls showcases
both of these talents as well as his wealth of knowledge about owl
biology. For anyone interested in this fascinating family of birds,
Lynch’s new book is one you won’t want to miss and will
surely treasure for years.
Brian Small, Birding
OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES
The book is a photographic journey through one of
the most beautiful places in the world to view wildlife in its natural
environment. The stunning images presented are the work of Dr. Wayne
Lynch, one of the world’s pre-eminent wildlife photographers.
The scope of Lynch’s work and his eye for detail show through
in this, the most remarkable collection of Canadian Rockies wildlife
images ever published in this format.
ARCTIC: LIFE AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD
This lavishly produced book takes the reader on a journey across
stunning landscapes to a world inhabited by polar bears, arctic
foxes, seals, walruses and muskoxen; visit seabirds, shorebirds
and birds of prey; take a closer look at the hardy, yet exquisite,
wildflowers and ancient lichens. Introductory essays and extended
captions present informative facts on the Arctic, and are highlighted
by the author’s extraordinary personal anecdotes.
This celebration of the Far North takes is a virtual tour of the
Arctic, and brings to life this distant, frigid yet spectacular
place. The author’s enthusiasm is contagious, his eye for
beauty unerring and his ability to decode complex natural history