Books Written by David Salomon


Penguin lovers and young nonfiction fans will enjoy following one penguin couple through their efforts to raise a family of chicks in this engaging Step into Reading Science Reader.

Did you know that penguins have feathers but don’t fly? Or that their eggs are guarded by the daddy penguin? Or that they dive in the ocean for their food? Discover these facts and more, along with brilliant photographs of chinstrap penguins in Antarctica, in this captivating nonfiction leveled reader. These unusual birds will waddle into children’s hearts while they decode the simple text. Great for confident or reluctant readers.

Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.

Penguins! was published by Random House on October 10, 2017. Order it here!

Penguin-Pedia: Photographs and Facts from One Man’s Search for the Penguins of the World

Penguins have become a standard fixture in both zoos and imaginations for centuries. But beyond the classic tuxedo markings of the Emperor penguin and what we see in children’s cartoons, how much do we really know about these fascinating creatures? How aware are we of the perpetual danger in which these animals find themselves after so many years of environmental abuse on the part of humans?

David Salomon has traveled the world photographing and studying the various species and subspecies of penguin. From the sleek Galapagos penguin to the bushy-eyebrowed Rockhopper penguin, Salomon combines personal accounts of his trips to remote penguin habitats at the far edges of the world with a comprehensive survey of all available scientific data for the various penguin species. Penguin-Pedia is a wealth of information on penguin behavior, habitats, population levels, reproduction, feeding habits, and endangerment. Each chapter draws on years of scientific data and reports and provides detailed measurements and weights of penguins from various colonies and nests. An extensive bibliography will direct students of the penguin to scholarly books and journals, while dozens of David’s own full-color photographs of penguins in their natural habitat and personal travel accounts provide entertainment for the layman. A full directory of penguin exhibiting zoos from around the world completes this source of all things penguin.

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Igor Samsonov: Painter and Passionate Visionary

Igor Samsonov: Painter and Passionate Visionary showcases the work of Igor Samsonov, one of the most accomplished of a new wave of Russian artists. Referring to his art as total art, Samsonov aims to produce artistic creations rather than mere paintings. Total art consists of more than just the exquisite figures and vibrant colors the reader will see on the canvases displayed in this book. Each frame encompasses a painting, a story, and sometimes even imaginary music all at once.

This book not only presents the reader with beautiful paintings, which speak for themselves, but it also tells the stories behind them and explores the symbolism within. This journal of Igor Samsonov’s artistic achievements to date was written in collaboration with the artist himself, who believes that each story and painting continues to mature in the same way that a person ages.

In the end it is up to each reader to enjoy his own story and painting, whether together or separately.

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Who Needs a Government: Exploring Government’s (Past, Present and Future) Economic Mission

David Salomon believes that the American government’s most basic promise and reason for being is to spur economic prosperity. This has led David to complete a comprehensive study of our founders’ solid economic foundations, as well as our current government mismanagement and the fear that if it continues down this path, future generations will be denied prosperity. Who Needs a Government is an alarming book about the direction we are heading as a nation, yet it is written as an easy to read, almost personal, story about an enterprise that went wrong—our government. This book introduces a host of new (but actually old) ideas in every subject it scrutinizes. Slashing taxes, revamping government structure and duties, and privatizing Social Security are just a few of the many suggestions this book offers. David’s call for revolutionary change is a desperate message to our modern politician. It is an urgent call to our children and their parents to do something about their government before it’s too late. It is a must read for anyone who studies government or would like to influence our nation’s future.