'Some books appeal only to the intellect, but this one is a delight for the senses as well... a classic' Times Educational Supplement
'Crammed with enough facts and photos to satisfy a lifetime of knowledge-thirsty travellers' Wanderlust
'this time the cliché is true: every home should have one' BBC Wildlife
About the Author
Douglas Palmer is a lecturer at Cambridge University. Robert Dinwiddie is a trained oceanographer and a professional science writer. Clint Twist is an author and journalist and former museum consultant. Martin Walters is an editor on the World Wildlife Fund's People and Plants series and the author of may natural history publications. The Smithsonian Institution is the largest museum complex in the world.