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  • The Song of the Dodoby David Quammen

    Scribner 2011; US$ 22.00

    David Quammen's book, The Song of the Dodo , is a brilliant, stirring work, breathtaking in its scope, far-reaching in its message -- a crucial book in precarious times, which radically alters the way in which we understand the natural world and our place in that world. It's also a book full of entertainment and wonders. In The Song of the... more...

  • Spilloverby David Quammen

    Random House 2012; US$ 17.58

    First, a horse in Brisbane falls ill: fever, swelling, bloody froth. Then thirteen others drop dead. The foreman at the stables becomes ill and the trainer dies. What is going on? As globalization spreads and as we destroy the ancient ecosystems, we encounter strange and dangerous infections that originate in animals but that can be... more...

  • The Song Of The Dodoby David Quammen

    Random House 2012; US$ 31.98

    Why have island ecosystems always suffered such high rates of extinction? In our age, with all the world's landscapes, from Tasmania to the Amazon to Yellowstone, now being carved into island-like fragments by human activity, the implications of this question are more urgent than ever. Over the past eight years, David Quammen has followed the threads... more...

  • Wild Thoughts from Wild Placesby David Quammen

    Scribner 2012; US$ 16.00

    Contents Introduction I. THE RIVER Synecdoche and the Trout Time and Tide on the Ocoee River Vortex Only Connect Grabbing the Loop II. THE CITY The White Tigers of Cincinnati To Live and Die in L.A. Reaction Wood Superdove on 46th Street Before the Fall III. THE MOUNTAINS Pinhead Secrets The Keys to Kingdom Come Karl's Sense of Snow The Trees Cry... more...

  • The Boilerplate Rhinoby David Quammen

    Scribner 2012; Not Available

    In 1981 David Quammen began what might be every freelance writer's dream: a monthly column for Outside magazine in which he was given free rein to write about anything that interested him in the natural world. His column was called "Natural Acts," and for the next fifteen years he delighted Outside' s readers with his fascinating ruminations on... more...

  • Wild Thoughts from Wild Placesby David Quammen

    Scribner 2012; Not Available

    Contents Introduction I. THE RIVER Synecdoche and the Trout Time and Tide on the Ocoee River Vortex Only Connect Grabbing the Loop II. THE CITY The White Tigers of Cincinnati To Live and Die in L.A. Reaction Wood Superdove on 46th Street Before the Fall III. THE MOUNTAINS Pinhead Secrets The Keys to Kingdom Come Karl's Sense of Snow The Trees Cry... more...

  • The Flight of the Iguanaby David Quammen

    Scribner 2012; Not Available

    From the award-winning author of The Song of the Dodo comes a collection of essays in which various weird and wonderful aspects of nature are examined. This book contains tales of vegetarian piranha fish, voiceless dogs, and a scientific search for the genes that threaten to destroy the cheetah. more...

  • The Boilerplate Rhinoby David Quammen

    Scribner 2012; US$ 17.00

    In 1981 David Quammen began what might be every freelance writer's dream: a monthly column for Outside magazine in which he was given free rein to write about anything that interested him in the natural world. His column was called "Natural Acts," and for the next fifteen years he delighted Outside' s readers with his fascinating ruminations on... more...

  • The Flight of the Iguanaby David Quammen

    Scribner 2012; US$ 16.00

    From the award-winning author of The Song of the Dodo comes a collection of essays in which various weird and wonderful aspects of nature are examined. This book contains tales of vegetarian piranha fish, voiceless dogs, and a scientific search for the genes that threaten to destroy the cheetah. more...

  • The Boilerplate Rhinoby David Quammen

    Scribner 2012; Not Available

    In 1981 David Quammen began what might be every freelance writer's dream: a monthly column for Outside magazine in which he was given free rein to write about anything that interested him in the natural world. His column was called "Natural Acts," and for the next fifteen years he delighted Outside' s readers with his fascinating ruminations on... more...