Acclaimed British nature writer Helen Macdonald's new book Vesper Flights is a collection of forty-one essays, some new and some older.
They have a unifying concern for the world's sixth great extinction, landscapes growing emptier each year; somehow becoming less than when we were children.
These stories are also an exploration of humans' ability to connect with animals, and crucially are a rallying cry to fight to save them.
Helen is famous for her best selling 2015 book H is for Hawk.
Helen is also a professional falconer, a science historian and affiliate of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge.