Kim Todd’s first book, Tinkering with Eden, a Natural History of Exotics in America, tells the stories of non-native species and how they arrived in the United States. Species covered range from pigeons, brought over by some of the earliest colonists, to
"A breathtaking example of scholarship and storytelling, enriched by ample illustrations of Merian's work. "
An extraordinary portrait of an artist and amateur naturalist who explored the teeming life of the Amazon and helped lay the groundwork for our present-day understanding of ecology.
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"Overall, a readable but distinctly ancillary account."