USA, Listener Since 2005
If you like history, science and the step by step retelling of discovery this book is for you. The author deftly weaves together events across time and from sites around the world to give a cohesive vision of illness caused by infection, war, disease and transformation brought about by science. At times heart wrenching and disturbing but an amazing read nonetheless. Excellent!
What a wonderful winter read. I loved the methodical and precise approach to the subject of how a variety of creatures are built to survive the extremes of winter. The author explores the subject in great detail providing a concise understanding of the complicated processes of hibernation.
To me this book is an excellent way to experience and understand nature and the workings of the natural world around us from a true master. I have read and listened to this title several times and always find something new to catch my interest. This book was beautifully written and nicely narrated. Recommended.