The Book of Barely Imagined Beings

A 21st-Century Bestiary

Caspar Henderson

Published: 3 October 2013
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 448 pages
ISBN: 9781847082442

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Published: 11 October 2012
ISBN: 9781847085917


From Axolotl to Zebrafish, discover a host of barely imagined beings: real creatures that are often more astonishing than anything dreamt in the pages of a medieval bestiary. Ranging from the depths of the ocean to the most arid corners of the earth, Caspar Henderson captures the beauty and bizarreness of the many living forms we thought we knew and some we could never have contemplated, inviting us to better imagine the precarious world we inhabit.

A witty, vivid blend of pioneering natural history and spiritual primer, infectiously celebratory about life's sheer ingenuity and variety, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings is a mind-expanding, wonder-inducing read.

About the author

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Caspar Henderson is a journalist and writer who has worked for the Financial Times, the Independent, and the New Scientist. From 2002 to 2005 he was a senior editor at OpenDemocracy. He received the Roger Deakin Award from the Society of Authors in 2009, and the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award in 2010. He is currently writing a bestiary for the 21st Century called The Book of Barely Imagined Beings. He lives in Oxford, England. More about the author

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