Edward O. Wilson. Piotr Naskrecki, photos. Jessica Yu, filmmaker.
Simon & Schuster
hardcover & DVD
149pp, 40 mins/2014
Daedalus Item Code
Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique was nearly destroyed in a brutal civil war, but international efforts are slowly restoring it to its original state. The two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning author of On Human Nature and The Meaning of Human Existence offers here his own personal description of the wonders of Gorongosa, beautifully complemented by 60 of Piotr Naskrecki's photographs. The book also includes a bonus DVD of Academy Award–winning director Jessica Yu's documentary, The Guide, which chronicles how Edward O. Wilson inspired a young man to help in the reconstruction of the park.
"As usual, [Edward O.] Wilson's observations carry more weight than the descriptions of a simple naturalist. In [this book], he invites us to glimpse ourselves in the mirror of one of Earth's few remaining wildernesses."—The Scientist