Tag Archives: Animals/General

Astonishing Animals

by Tim Flannery

“Flannery’s text is lively and informative, veering easily between droll descriptions and poignant warnings about disappearing habitats. As beautiful as it is fascinating, this…

Ivory’s Ghosts

by John Frederick Walker

“[A] tour de force examination of the history of ivory, human kind’s lust for this exquisite treasure, and the demise of the elephant and…

A Gap in Nature

by Tim Flannery

“Reverently, [Flannery] tells the story of each animal–the great auk, the passenger pigeon, the red gazelle, the dodo–and, with Schouten’s vividly expressive paintings, the…

Clara’s Grand Tour

by Glynis Ridley

A biography of Clara, an eighteenth-century globe-trotting celebrity that also happened to be a fully grown Indian rhinoceros

Chasing Kangaroos

by Tim Flannery

“Australian scientist/conservationist/explorer Flannery (The Weather Makers, 2006, etc.) tells the remarkable story of underappreciated marsupials thriving Down Under. . . . Quite exhaustive, fired…