The World’s Wildlife is in Crisis. Globally, animals are being traded, hunted, poached, consumed and exploited to the point we are in the midst of a sixth mass extinction event.
Aaron Gekoski is an award-winning environmental photojournalist who has travelled to the most inhospitable places on Earth to document human-animal conflict.
The result is Animosity, an unsettling yet gripping look at the trades pushing wildlife to crisis point; from Cambodia’s dog-drowning dungeons and Indonesia’s wet markets, to West Africa’s voodoo markets and the global Wildlife Tourism industry.
This stunningly evocative coffee-table book, replete with hundreds of emotive and powerful photographs, might be hard to look at but must be seen.
Aaron’s storytelling abilities and evocative, haunting and beautiful imagery make this an unmissable book for adventurers, animal lovers, photographers, conservationists and anyone with an interest in the natural world. Priced at £40, it will be set free on November 2.
Captain of Liverpool FC, new Premier League Winners, FIFA Club World Cup winners and Champions League winners, Jordan Henderson is a player who has scaled football’s pinnacles. Vice-captain of England who he helped reach the 2018 World Cup semi-final, Hendo is a colossus for club and country. Possessing an astute understanding of the game, he is the ultimate team player. In a sport increasingly overtaken by 30 second clips on You Tube and celebrity culture, Henderson is the sort of player who makes any team better but one who until now rarely gets the credit he deserves. “If I had to name someone I regard as the ultimate professional, then Jordan would come right at the top of the list. He is selfless, he puts himself at the back of the queue because he looks after everyone else first. He puts Jordan Henderson last” is the verdict of Steven Gerrard, the legend he succeeded as skipper at Anfield but a man whose achievements for both the Reds and the Three Lions, Hendo now surpasses.
Liverpool won the Premier League for the first time in 30 years this season and Jordan be presented with the Premier League trophy after the last match of the season against Chelsea on July 18. He is also now favourite to lift the LFC and PFA Player of the Year Awards.
Author Rob Mason is perfectly qualified to write this affectionate tribute to Jordan as he has followed his career from his early days at Sunderland (where Rob worked as the communications manager) through the years at Liverpool where the club has finally won its 19th league championship with Jordan as their hugely popular captain. HENDO – The Jordan Henderson Story is due for release in early August, priced at £9.99.
A free copy of the Playfair Cricket Annual 2020 worth £9.95 is on offer to customers who order the latest edition of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2020 for £44.99 plus P&P – a saving of more than £10 on the published price.
The 24th edition of the Wooden Spoon Rugby World Yearbook 2020 tells the story of the tournament from Japan’s opening match against Russia to South Africa’s dominant performance against England in the final. The highlights are remembered in the words of some of the leading rugby journalists with pictures from the sport’s top photographers – Uruguay beating Fiji, Wales’s win over Australia, Japan delighting the home fans with wins over Ireland and Scotland and of course, England’s sensational semi-final win against the All Blacks. South Africa’s success, the performance of their team and the leadership of their captain Siya Kolisi are now written into the history books but RWC 2019 will also be remembered for the way in which the Japanese nation took rugby to its heart and gave both players and supporters the time of their life during six fantastic weeks of competition. Wooden Spoon Rugby World Yearbook 2020 is a colourful record of a memorable year of rugby that has been enjoyed by fans not only in Japan but in clubs, bars and sitting rooms around the world.
The new edition of England Players’ Records1872-2020 reference book looks like being up to date for a long time yet as football goes into shutdown to combat the corona virus. The contents includes international statistics for all the players who took part in England’s recent successful qualification for the European Championships which are now due to be held in June and July 2021. Archivist Graham Betts has compiled statistics on 1246 players including recent debutants Abraham, Mings, Mount and Tomori while saying goodbye to the likes of World Cup winner Martin Peters who died in December 2019. The £20 paperback is also available as an ebook and as a limited edition slipcased version, signed by George Cohen MBE with only 66 copies available at £66 each.
Three new official Liverpool FC products – a quiz book, colouring book and trivia cards – are all exclusively released this month by G2 Entertainment as the Reds march relentlessly towards the Premier League title having beaten their arch rivals Manchester City 3-1 at Anfield last weekend.