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.
The book John James Audubon would have made if he had used a camera.
Amazing Rare Things is enthralling, with elegant natural history drawings from the British Royal Collection married to beautiful prose.
"David Quammen is simply the best natural essayist working today."--Tim Cahill, author of Lost in My Own Backyard
Remarkable photographs celebrate the wild places and the exquisite animals of the country called “the roof of the world.”