“A gorgeous edition” (Boston Globe) of Thoreau’s classic work, enhanced with an illuminating essay and beautiful watercolors.
"Excellent…Tucker’s chronicle of the world of 17th-century science in London and Paris is fascinating." —The Economist
"This beautifully written book has the verve of an adventure story." —Wall Street Journal
The book—companion to a PBS series—that proves humans are causing global warming and offers a path to the future.
Finalist for the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science and Technology: the surprising, untold story about the poetic and deeply human (cognitive) capacity to name the natural world.