For more than seven years, Murray S. Kaufman has photographed the powerful contrasts and similarities of two unique environments, which he describes as the last living Eden. The book combines Kaufman's images of the beauty and fragility of these important, primal, and endangered ecosystems with texts by leading experts in the field. Together they depict a phenomenal array of flora and fauna, including some newly discovered species.Throughout, the book gives an insight into the effects of rapid development and habitat destruction threatening reefs and rain forests. At the same time it touches our hearts, providing the first step to discover and appreciate nature. Kaufman's book opens the way for a new understanding and a new commitment to conservation of these rain forests and coral reefs.