• "[A] passionately observed and argued blend of natural history, ethnography, philosophy and mysticism written in a style for which the closest comparison is that of Joseph Conrad"

  • "A completely delightful book... An extraordinary perception... Nowhere in The Cloud Forest did I come across a false note"

    New York Times
  • "His book deserves as long as life as the records of such earlier naturalists as Darwin, Bates and Hudson"

    New York Herald Tribune
  • "Probably the best writer in America"

    Martin Cruz Smith