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Theodore H. Fleming is a professor emeritus of biology at the University of Miami. Fleming's research on nectar- and fruit-eating bats and their food plants has taken him to Panama, Costa Rica, Australia, and the Sonoran Desert of Mexico and Arizona. He is the author of several books, including The Ornaments of Life: Coevolution and Conservation in the Tropics. Kim Kanoa Duffek is a horticulturist at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Duffek has illustrated many publications, including Victor, the Reluctant Vulture. Her paintings are part of both public and private collections.
No Species Is an Island is the culmination of a masterful, decades-long investigation. Based on outstanding hypothesis testing, Ted Fleming guides us with clarity through a maze of endlessly fascinating discoveries, well-illustrated by acclaimed wildlife artist Kim Duffek. This book is an exceptionally fun read for nature lovers everywhere. And it should be required reading for ecologists and conservationists." - Merlin D. Tuttle, author of The Secret World of Bats: My Adventures with the World's Most Misunderstood Mammals "With a bat and a flower, No Species Is an Island surprises us at every turn in the most amazing odyssey you'll read this year! You may be even more astonished to learn how you figure into the adventure." - Bill Broyles, author of Last Water on the Devil's Highway "No Species Is an Island is about the most important story on Earth: the astonishing interconnections that keep the living world alive. It reads like what it is: a beautifully illustrated detective story into the real world, in a particularly magical land of shadows where all the plants keep secrets and all the animals harbor hard-held mysteries. Dive in and savor." - Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words