Wild Thoughts from Wild Places

Wild Thoughts from Wild Places by David Quammen 068485208X 9780684852089
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InWild Thoughts from Wild Places,award-winning journalist David Quammen reminds us why he has become one of our most beloved science and nature writers.This collection of twenty-three of Quammens most intriguing, most exciting, most memorable pieces takes us to meet kayakers on the Futaleufu River of southern Chile, where Quammen describes how it feels to travel in fast company and flail for survival in the rivers maw. We are introduced to the commerce in pearls (and black-market parrots) in the Aru Islands of eastern Indonesia. Quammen even finds wildness in smog-choked Los Angeles -- embodied in an elusive population of urban coyotes, too stubborn and too clever to surrender to the sprawl of civilization.With humor and intelligence, David QuammensWild Thoughts from Wild Placesalso reminds us that humans are just one of the many species on earth with motivations, goals, quirks, and eccentricities. Expect to be entertained and moved on this journey through the wilds of science and nature.

Author: David Quammen

Language: English

Edition: Touchstone ed

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 304

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 1999-03-16


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