Atlas of Endangered Animals provides both a wake-up call and hope. If we behave responsibly toward nature, these species can still be saved.
We are born, we live, we die, and we loot our planet. We pollute it, mine it, cut down forests, and transform them into arable land. We pump out groundwater as well as raw materials . . . Entire lines of threatened species, however, are dying before our eyes. Do we want to continue like this? Atlas of Endangered Animals maps out the dangers that specific threatened species face. The writer Radek Malý encourages people to think about their actions. The ambitiously conceived atlas is accompanied by remarkable fullpage illustrations by Pavel Dvorský, supplemented by scientific illustrations by his wife Pavla Dvorská. These are stories of forty species whose ongoing existence rests in our hands.
Radek Malý is a Czech writer, poet, translator and university teacher. Of his works, his book for young adults Franz Kafka: A Man of His Time and Our Own (2017) and the collection of poems for children Postman Wind (2011; entered on the IBBY Honour Roll) have achieved international success.
Pavel Dvorský has illustrated dozens of publications, with scientific and popular-scientific themes predominating, is a teacher at the Secondary School for the Decorative Arts in Brno (Czech Republic), and since 2004 he has maintained a certain variety in his work by designing stamps for the Czech Post Office.