The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st-Century Bestiary

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Granta, 2013 - 427 pages
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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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Avis 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

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Avis 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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À propos de l'auteur (2013)

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).

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