13 October 2012

Not bad for no desman

From a review by Roy Wilkinson for Caught by the River:
The Book Of Barely Imagined Beings is a kind of rationalist, scientific spin on the the crazed bestiaries that captivated the Middle Ages...at least decades’ worth of accumulated wonder, insight and intrigue...[the book is a] brilliant web of thought-provoking detail...the chapter specimens have been compiled carefully – fascinating in their own right but also leading into wider topics...persuasively non-didactic...very likeable...at the very least, one of 2012’s most remarkable books on the natural world.

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