I encountered this book through its Kickstarter project. The concept and the sample vignettes looked quite incredible and interesting, so I backed the project. I received the book (plus a few additional items for backing at a higher level) and was quite pleased by the final product and what it had become.
The book contains twenty-five short vignettes of "fieldwork fails" of individual scientists working out in the field. Some of these "fails" are minor annoyances, but a few could have been life-threatening. There is humor and comedy after the fact, and that is what the book captures. It is a little bit picture book, a bit of "manga" feel, all with a light-hearted educational look at what science fieldwork looks like, a sample of what these scientists do, and some of the cultural and conservation challenges they face.
I think the book appeals to all ages. It can be enjoyed regardless of one's own experience and relationship with science. The majority of the vignettes are in the fields of zoological and biological but there is also archaeology and paleontology. The artwork is vivid and descriptive, and the text informative and catchy.
The book ends with a list of the scientist contributors and for most of them, their Twitter handles. And don't miss the #fieldworkfail hashtag where more stories can be found in realtime.