Animal Kingdoms puts sanctuaries in perspective through the imagery of veteran writers and photographers. Kenneth Brower, whose career has taken him to many North American parks, explores the animal magic of greater Yellowstone. National Geographic senior writer Tom Melham draws on experiences of various South American assignments as he delves into that continent's zoological riches. While British author Anthony Smith recalls past and present wanderings in East Africa, fellow Briton Douglas Botting reminisces about Europe's diverse wildlife reserves. Asia specialist Patrick R. Booz visits India's Kaziranga, in the shadow of the Himalaya. Australian Graham Pizzey marvels at his country's unique refuges, especially a park known by the Aborigine-inspired name of Kakadu. Together, the six authors sample some of nature's most fascinating and diverse remnants: the world's animal kingdoms.