Eloquent as well as encyclopaedic, witty and warm, Caspar Henderson is the perfect companion for this tour of the strange and beautiful. --Times Literary Supplement
This is a bestiary and it's the loveliest one I ve seen for a while. Caspar Henderson calls it 'a 21st Century Bestiary', and it is - the descriptions of the creatures in question are up-to-date. But the illustrations, by Golbanou Moghaddas, are wonderfully Victorian. Henderson looks at these animals with a sensibility that makes you see them anew. --Evening Standard
It is a glorious celebration of our extraordinary world, presented in a gorgeous volume and exuding wit and charm. --Nature blog
About the Author
Caspar Henderson has been a journalist and editor with various publications and broadcasters, including BBC Radio 4, the Financial Times, the Independent, Nature, New Scientist and openDemocracy ( where he was senior editor for three years). He is a past recipient of an IUCN-Reuters award for best environmental reporting in Western Europe. He co-authored Our Fragile Earth (2005, New Internationalist) and was the commissioning editor for Debating Globalization (2005, Polity).