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Vanishing Habitats

illustrated by Robert Bateman

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A stunning collection of paintings depicting the world's most threatened habitats and the animals that live there. In the tradition of his other award-winning titles for children, Vanishing Habitats is the ultimate pairing of Robert Bateman's role as artist and as passionate ecological advocate.

His tireless quest to study and protect the world's biodiversity has taken him to every continent and inspired art that has found its way into homes everywhere. Here, his breathtaking artwork and moving commentary will introduce readers to the Bowhead Whale, imperilled by pollution and climate change in the Bering Strait; the Mountain Gorillas of the Congo Basin, facing extinction due to uncontrolled deforestation; and so many more.

A true celebration of the beauty and perseverance of endangered animals, and a cautionary tale of our relationship with the natural world, this book will leave readers with a deep appreciation and concern for the abundance of life that surrounds them.

About the Author

Robert Bateman

Canadian painter Robert Bateman has been featured in exhibits across the globe, opening a permanent exhibition at The Robert Bateman Centre, in Victoria, B.C., in 2013. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1984 and a Member of the Order of British Columbia in 2001. In 2013, he was awarded the Royal Canadian Geographical Society Gold Medal in recognition for his commitment to preserving the Canadian landscape. Bateman’s notable achievements include being named one of the twentieth century’s 100 Champions of Conservation by the U.S. National Audubon Society in 1998 and bestowed the Amnesty International Human Rights Defender Award in 2007. A beloved teacher, avid geographer, and renowned naturalist celebrated for his accessible realist style, Bateman is a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts. He is the bestselling author of fourteen books, including his memoir Life Sketches. He continues to paint and lives with his artist wife, Birgit, in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. Visit BatemanCentre.org for more information on Bateman and his art.
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Contributor Notes

Robert Bateman has been a keen artist and naturalist from his early days. He creates art that reflects his commitment to ecology and preservation, and often donates it to benefit fundraising efforts. His work has attracted an international following, and is included in the collections of members of the Royal Family. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, and has been the subject of three books and six films.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 100
Grade:
3 to 17
Awards
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Express Award
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year
  • Short-listed, Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize
  • Short-listed, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award

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