Tag Archives: Animals/General

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 human decency in the process . . . Walker is a consummate storyteller. . . . A provocative, fascinating and compelling read.” —Georgianne Nienaber, The Huffington…

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…