“Mark has the soul of a 19th-century explorer, a wandering naturalist in the tradition of Darwin and Wallace. He spent two years in the rainforests of Asia for his doctoral research, and has since personally explored almost all the other major tropical forests around the world, traveling long distances by boat and on foot along the shadowed trails and climbing up ropes, towers, and ladders into the canopy."

—Edward O. Wilson, twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize

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From the top of the world’s tallest tree to down in unexplored caves, Mark Moffett has discovered new species and behaviors while risking life and limb to find stories that make people fall in love with the unexpected in nature. He is a real-life adventurer with awards for writing books and articles and for his photography, as well as the highest honors in exploration.

Mark remains active in science, and his most recent book, The Human Swarm: How Societies Arise, Thrive, and Fall, is a product of his efforts at the interface of anthropology, psychology and sociology. Listen to Mark on TV and radio, or invite him to speak and be inspired by his courage, fascinated by his knowledge, and intoxicated by his passion.

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"THE WORLD-ROVING ZOOLOGIST" ... "A STAR IS BORN"

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE

"I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU'RE STILL ALIVE"

E.O. WILSON

"WHO THE HELL ARE YOU? WE HAVE TO HAVE YOU BACK."

CONAN O'BRIEN

"THIS BOOK IS SO GORGEOUS, I WISH I WAS IN IT."

STEPHEN COLBERT