Synopses & Reviews
Whether meeting a leaf-tailed gecko eye to eye... or describing conservation issues and local customs, Peter Tyson provides the most enjoyable book on the natural and cultural history of Madagascar I have ever read.'— George B. Schaller, Wildlife Conservation Society
'This is an absolutely absorbing book. Peter Tyson takes us with him on a journey of discovery, describing Madagascar with a rare depth of understanding, a fine eye for detail, and a sense of wonder that is most refreshing. There is humour, sadness, puzzlement, hope for the future. When you put the book down, you truly feel as if you have been there.' — Jane Goodall
“Part field report, part travelogue, part ecological history, Tysons book is an engrossing testament to one of the planets most astonishing places.” — Discover
“Tysons book makes a strong case that our planet would be a poorer place if [Madagascar] were to continue to wash into the sea.” —The Sciences
“A sharp picture of an intriguing place.” —Scientific American
“In this impressive volume, [Tyson] writes about what he learned on [his] visits, successfully conveying both the flavor of field research and the biological mysteries of the island nation.”—Publishers Weekly
“For readers who have not experienced Madagascar, The Eighth Continent will provide a quantum leap in their understanding of the Malagasy culture and the islands diverse landscape and wildlife.” —Wildlife Conservation
“A thorough researcher, Tyson packs this book with solid information . . . And he covers an amazing amount of terrain with a scholars love of detail.”—Boston Globe
“Science writer Tyson gives us a feel for the breadth and complexity of the worlds fourth-largest island and tells us just why it is worth saving.” —Natural History
“Tyson accompanied four scientists … on separate field expeditions to the island…In The Eighth Continent, readers relive these marvelous journeys.” —Science News
Delve into the magic and mystery of the worlds fourth-largest island, Madagascar.
About the Author
Peter Tyson is a science and travel writer with over 25 years experience writing about science, natural history, and conservation. He is the former editor-in-chief of NOVA Online, the website of the PBS science documentary series in the U.S. and has visited Madagascar on numerous occasions.