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The renowned author of A Natural History of the Senses takes readers in search of the "rarest of the rare, " species likely to disappear before most of us have ever seen them. From Brazil to the Pacific to Japan, Ackerman shares her concern at the animals' plight, rejoices at the chance to experience them, and cheers those who work to save these fantastic creatures.
"This reader was left wondering which was more impressive, Ms. Ackerman's meticulous prose or her intrepid spirit."—New York Times Book Review
"A work to savor...Ackerman brings to her work a poetic sensitivity that enchants while it informs...entrancing."—Philadelphia Inquirer