"'the first ever summary of the country's rich natural history... It is beautifully written and illustrated, combining expert scientific knowledge with an obvious love of Vietnam's diverse biota that should please both scientist and popular reader alike.' New Scientist 'This book brings the thrill of discovery to a wider audience... Clearly and comprehensively written by three biologists, each bringing a lifetime's experience of the country, it provides the kind of background you often wish that field guides carried, but which their space prohibits. It provides a fascinating and informative introduction to a region long overlooked by biologists and ecotourists alike. With the treatment of wildlife and plants divided into regional sections, and separate chapters on conservation and Vietnam's 52 different ethnic peoples, plus fine overviews of the history of the land and its biota, this lovely book should entice many to travel to this wonderful country.' Adrian Barnett, BBC Wildlife Magazine 'the first comprehensive account of Vietnam's natural history written in English' Jessie King, The Independent"
About the Author
Eleanor Jane Sterling is director and Martha Maud Hurley and Le Duc Minh are biodiversity scientists at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History. Joyce A. Powzyk is visiting assistant professor of biology at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.