The first time I ever saw penguins, I was struck by their social structure and abundance of emotions.
- David Salomon, "Penguin-Pedia" author and photographer
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 14, 2011
"Penguin-Pedia: Photographs and Facts from One Man's Search for the Penguins of the World," by author and photographer, David Salomon in Dallas, TX, reveals an eye-opening look inside the magical kingdom of penguins from around the world.
A page-turner, Salomon introduces readers to the 17 living species of penguins on our planet today; and through exhaustive research and attention to detail offers them insightful information.
"Knowledge is a prerequisite for help,' 'This is the credo of David Salomon, and if you looking for an entertaining book about penguins with excellent images and lots of information, then this is the right one," says Gerald Dick, PhD, MAS, CEO, World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).
Join Salomon on his journey around the world, and meet the African, Yellow-eyed, and Humbolt penguins from such faraway places as Africa, the Falkland and Galapagos Islands.
Salomon became enchanted with penguins following a trip to Chiliean Patagonia, where he experienced his first penguin sighting.
"The first time I ever saw penguins, I was struck by their social structure and abundance of emotions," says Salomon. "They gathered on the beach, exchanged verbal messages, played with each other, and even fought."
Awe-inspired, Salomon set out on an educational journey, spending the next two years flying to remote places such as Argentina, Africa, and the Galapagos Islands to learn as much as he could about these incredible creatures.
Through exhaustive research, Salomon discovered that finding answers to his questions proved challenging. That’s when the idea for a comprehensive book of penguin information - complete with compelling pictures - came to mind.
Salomon reveals the history behind the existence of penguins, and goes into great detail about each from the largest, the Emperor, to the smallest, the Little (Fairy), with each chapter broken down into 16 different sections.
"Penguin-Pedia," is Salomon’s contribution, which he hopes will help younger generations gain knowledge and better understand the penguins, their needs and the dangers they are facing.
For readers eager to experience their own personal journey to penguin paradise, Salomon provides a detailed travel glossary at the back of the book coupled with the approximate cost to visit each location, as well as a list of exhibits around the world.