Catherine Herbert Howell

The Splendor of Birds: Art and Photographs From National Geographic

Flora Mirabilis: How Plants Have Shaped World Knowledge, Health, Wealth, and Beauty

National Geographic People of the World: Cultures and Traditions, Ancestry and Identity


Catherine Herbert Howell, author of The Splendor of Birds, has contributed to dozens of National Geographic books, including Flora Mirabilis, Illustrated Guide to Wildlife, Bird-watcher’s Bible, and the Field Guide to Birds of North America. She holds a master’s in anthropology from UVa.