Now in paperback: One of San Francisco Chronicle’s best books of 2016, a “cogent call to action” (Nature) to save our planet and ourselves
On a quest to uncover vanishing species—and how we might save them—Mary Ellen Hannibal discovers the power of citizen scientists: the heroic volunteers who are committed to fighting mass extinction. Combining original reporting, meticulous research, and memoir in passionate prose, Citizen Scientist is a literary event, a blueprint for action, and an unforgettable story of how one woman confronts loss—with a new kind of science.
“Readers of popular science . . . will enjoy this heartfelt argument for citizen science—that it might be our last, best hope for solving myriad environmental predicaments.” —Library Journal
“A thoroughly satisfying gem . . . This is what scientific writing should be: fascinating and true.” —Publishers Weekly