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Wild thoughts from wild places, David Quammen

Label
Wild thoughts from wild places
Title
Wild thoughts from wild places
Statement of responsibility
David Quammen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • For the past two decades, David Quammen has followed winding trails and fresh lines of thought through the world's outback
  • This book is a collection of twenty-three of Quammen's most intriguing, most exciting, most memorable pieces. In it you will meet seasoned professional 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 river's maw. You will be introduced to the commerce in pearls (and black-market parrots) in the Aru Islands of eastern Indonesia and taken ambivalently along on a lion-hunting excursion through the mountains of Montana. At the Cincinnati Zoo, there is a lesson to be learned about the ugly truth behind those beautiful white tigers, and the celebration of a fiftieth wedding anniversary serves as occasion for pondering Einstein's ideas on the relativity of time. Even within the boundaries of smog-choked Los Angeles, Quammen finds wildness - embodied in an elusive population of urban coyotes, too stubborn and too clever to surrender to the sprawl of civilization
Summary
A collection of thoughts, essays, stories, and profiles from nature provides a look at such different places as the central Amazon, the South Pacific, and Cincinnati, detailing such adventures as kayaking on a Class V river in Chile and tracing the spread of the Ebola virus
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 1998
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157257
Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-
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Quammen, David
Dewey number
910
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Quammen, David
  • Natural history
Target audience
adult
Label
Wild thoughts from wild places, David Quammen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-291) and index
Control code
000013394946
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9780684835099
Lccn
97029090
System control number
(OCoLC)37475086
Label
Wild thoughts from wild places, David Quammen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-291) and index
Control code
000013394946
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9780684835099
Lccn
97029090
System control number
(OCoLC)37475086

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