About The Book
A fantastic visual voyage showcasing the animals we have lost from the planet over the last five hundred years, written by the acclaimed author of Throwim Way Leg and The Eternal Frontier, and illustrated by the internationally renowned wildlife artist Peter Schouten.
“Peter Schouten’s graceful accompanying portrait of each of the deceased gives readers a face that says even more about the finality of extinction.” –The New York Times Book Review
“The famous dead are all here with their heartbreaking stories. . . . Readers feast their eyes on vanished beauties like the Mascarene Parrot, with its red beak and blue hooded cloak, or the pig-footed bandicoot, a slender, oddly graceful, rodent-like marsupial.” –Newsday
“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 effect is enduring.” –Boston Herald
“The highlight of the volume is the artistry. Anyone interested in extinct animals and in wildlife illustration will find much to savor among these pages.” –Science Books & Films