“Excellent. . . . Tucker’s chronicle of the world of 17th-century science in London and Paris is fascinating.”—The Economist
“This beautifully written book has the verve of an adventure story.”—Wall Street Journal
The book—companion to a PBS series—that proves humans are causing global warming and offers a path to the future.
The story of bold adventurers who risked death to discover strange life forms in the farthest corners of planet Earth.
Finalist for the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science and Technology: the surprising, untold story about the poetic and deeply human (cognitive) capacity to name the natural world.