Vietnam is known across the globe for its rich biodiversity. It has four internationally recognized bird conservation regions and a government committed to growing protected areas. In Vietnam: A Natural History (Yale University Press, 2006), Eleanor Sterling and her co-authors offer the first comprehensive account of Vietnam's extraordinary flora and fauna, providing an in-depth discussion of factors shaping the evolution, distribution and conservation of the country’s incredible natural phenomena. Dr. Sterling is the director of the Center for Biodiversity Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History. Book signing to follow.