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

by Caspar Henderson, Golbanou Moghaddas

From the Axolotl to the Zebrafish, our planet contains a host of barely imagined beings: real creatures that are often more astonishing that anything dreamt of in the pages of a medievalbestiary.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 427 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.11 out of 5
  • Published October 4th 2012 by Granta Books
  • Original Title: The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary
  • ISBN: 184708172X (ISBN13: 9781847081728)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Literary Awards: Royal Society Science Book Prize Nominee (2013)
  • RSL Jerwood Award (2009)
  • Royal Society of Biology General Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2013)

From the Axolotl to the Zebrafish, our planet contains a host of barely imagined beings: real creatures that are often more astonishing that anything dreamt of in the pages of a medieval bestiary. Ranging from the depths of the ocean to the most arid corners of the land, Caspar Henderson captures the beauty and bizzareness 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 cutting edge natural history and meditative reflections, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings is infectious and celebratory about the sheer ingenuity and variety of life.