"Relics is an exciting, adventure-filled, and scientifically important presentation by one of the world's best naturalists and photographers."
(E. O. Wilson)
"Piotr Naskrecki's new book is not easy to read. Physically, I mean. I have wanted to review this book for some time. After all, Piotr Naskrecki is a leading conservation photographer and katydid biologist, and I loved Naskrecki’s last book.
But I had to concentrate hard to stay focused on the text. The trouble is Relics
comprises page after page of the most jaw-droppingly spectacular nature photography you’ve ever seen. No matter how compelling Naskrecki's prose, no matter how insightful his observations or unexpectedly charming his facts, his words reluctantly share pages with his starkly beautiful images of life with all its teeth and colors and scales and spiny legs. Spiders that look like floppy muppets. Crickets with edible wings. Expectant frog fathers. Killer katydids. Oh, and something called a 'Dinospider.' Yeah."--Alex Wild, Scientific American
(Alex Wild Scientific American
"Relics is bursting with excitement. . . . Naskrecki is a solid scientists, a talented photographer, and a writer to emulate--this is the whole package in a book with a killer cover to boot."
"Embedded in this showcase book of exotic plants and animals is a plea to preserve what's left of the planet's evolutionary history."
About the Author
Piotr Naskrecki is an entomologist and a research associate with the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Smaller Majority.