Paul A. Colinvaux (1930-2016) was an ecologist and professor emeritus at Ohio State University. His books include The Fate of Nations, Ecology, and Amazon Expeditions: My Quest for the Ice Age Equator. Cristina Eisenberg is chief scientist at the Earthwatch Institute and the author of The Wolf's Tooth and The Carnivore Way.
A rare achievement. . . . Colinvaux makes us marvel with him at the stability of nature and the incredible fit of every part of it. --New York Times Book Review A mind-tingling survey . . . of the many factors involved in the interrelationships of all living things.... An incisive and stirring book, and a model of scientific explanation. --New Yorker