Throwback #4: Extinction

An interview I did with the writer/photographer Rosamond Purcell for in August 1999. Unfortunately a lot of the interview was cut and the editor focused on the description of the book to support the photo gallery – their choice, not mine, but that’s what editors are supposed to do, make choices. This interview was in the top ten on (for page views) for several days, largely due to the photo gallery. I’d say the editor made the right choice.

NOTE: The link to the photo gallery no longer functions, but her book is still available in paperback on

“Swift as a Shadow: Extinct and Endangered Animals.”