Product Description Amazon.com Review In a wonderful weave of science metaphor and prose David Quammen author of The Flight of the Iguana applies the lessons of island biogeography - the study of the distribution of species on islands and islandlike patches of landscape - to modern ecosystem decay offering us insight into the origin and extinction of species our relationship to nature and the future of our world. Review The Song of the Dodo is a stunning work of scientific reporting and travel writing. Quammen's intelligence is so dependable his narrative witty compelling acutely aware. -- Barry Lopez author of Arctic Dreams That a book on so technical a subject could be so enlightening humorous and engaging is an extraordinary achievement. -- Publishers Weekly
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