• "Every page is freighted with rich and fascinating detail"

  • "A brilliant biography of place. The complex social, ethnic and extraordinary ecological histories of this region - combined with vivid anecdotes and encounters - provide the background for stimulating reflections"

  • "Must certainly be among the year's most memorable non-fiction books"

    Financial Times
  • "A scholarly desktop travel through lost worlds"

    The Times
  • "A genuinely compelling book: erudite, original, beautifully written"

    Literary Review

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