The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st-Century Bestiary
Granta, 2013 - 427 pages
From Axolotl to Zebrafish, discover a host of barely imagined beings: real creatures that are often more astonishing than anything dreamt in the pages of a medieval bestiary. Ranging from the depths of the ocean to the most arid corners of the earth, Caspar Henderson captures the beauty and bizarreness of the many living forms we thought we knew and some we could never have contemplated, inviting us to better imagine the precarious world we inhabit.
A witty, vivid blend of pioneering natural history and spiritual primer, infectiously celebratory about life's sheer ingenuity and variety, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings is a mind-expanding, wonder-inducing read.
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - Widsith - LibraryThing
Taking his cue from medieval bestiaries, Caspar Henderson set out to write a modern compendium of beasts, and show, in the process, that truth is a lot weirder than fiction. Forget about your griffons ... Consulter l'avis complet
LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing
An A-Z listing of some (generally) little known creatures which the author uses as springboards for more general musings. The author chose an eclectic and unusual choice of animals and part of the fun ... Consulter l'avis complet
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