Louise M. Pryke is an honorary associate and lecturer at the University of Sydney. She is the author of Scorpion, also published by Reaktion Books, Ishtar, and Gilgamesh.
"An informative and entertaining book about one of the world's most iconic creatures. Captivating illustrations and spectacular photographs augment scholarly but accessible writing to produce a perfect blend."--Whit Gibbons, professor emeritus of ecology, University of Georgia