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  • Not only is this book compulsively readable - a masterpiece - it is maybe the masterpiece of science journalism

    Bill Mckibben, Audobon Magazine
  • A moving book... Quammen is a good writer who has taken the time to master an important subject and do it justice

    Richard Dawkins, The Times
  • Not since Gerald Durrell's books 30 years ago have I encountered such writing about the natural world. The witty, pithy, modest prose and the clever interweaving of science and storytelling are of a quality unrivalled in th field

    Matt Ridley, Sunday Telegraph
  • Impressive and deeply moving...blends first-rate science journalism with superb travel and nature writing

    Financial Times
  • David Quammen is a brilliant young star of nature writing... His book is an important example of the genre, written in an enchanting style. His knowledge, based on years of research and adventure around the world, is truly impressive

    Edward O. Wilson, author of 'The Diversity of Life'

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