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This review is from: The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary (Hardcover)
This book chronicles some of the strangest of the creatures to inhabit this rock - ourselves included - their idiosyncrasies and our past ideas of them, illuminating aspects of ourselves, our environment and history as it does so.
Henderson writes beautifully and have obviously immersed himself in the subject matter, guiding the reader elegantly through the alphabet of creatures without a boring moment. There is no-one on earth who could read this book without learning something fascinating and marvel at the thing we call life (and perhaps shed a tear at what we have done, and are doing, to much of our life family).
It's also a beautiful piece of pulped wood, lovingly created by people who care about the craft of book making, type setting and illustration. Even if you (like me) own a Kindle, do buy the hardcover version. It might make it a bit more difficult to read on public transport, but will enhance your experience when reading on a park bench / in front on a fire / by the window in a storm / at a cafe / by a stream / in bed.