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London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2001. Octavo, illustrations, fine copy in dustwrapper. Shipman's book tells the story of Dutch scientist Eugene Dubois, whose discovery completely altered our view of human origins. The author uses a range of letters, diaries and photographs from Dubois' personal collection, friends and enemies to create this.....
Cambridge MA: Belknap Press, (1992. first edition). Octavo, illustrations, bookplate, fine copy in dustwrapper. Wilson looks at the diversity of life from its earliest beginnings more than a billion years ago to the current crisis of man-driven extinction. This book is on its way to becoming a classic.