PositiveOutsidePoached gives readers an up-front look at the vulnerability of endangered animals that are worth more dead than alive. Nuwer commands attention as she relays accounts pangolin scales being sold on the black market, Kenyan officials burning millions of dollars of ivory and rhino horn in attempt to discourage their trade, and a cobra’s heart being ripped out for consumption. But these anecdotes aren’t just for shock value. Nuwer also documents the political, cultural, and economic factors driving wildlife trafficking ... Sometimes Nuwer gets into a little too much detail, but her takeaway is abundantly clear: This business has major consequences ... Nuwer...show[s] how obsession, especially when profit is involved, can be a dark force.