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Natural Acts: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature

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"Lively writing about science and nature depends less on the offering of good answers, I think, than on the offering of good questions," said David Quammen in the original introduction to Natural Acts. For more than two decades, he has stuck to that credo. In this updated version of curiosity leads him from New Mexico to Romania, from the Congo to the Amazon, asking questions about mosquitoes (what are their redeeming merits?), dinosaurs (how did they change the life of a dyslexic Vietnam vet?), and cloning (can it save endangered species?).

This revised and expanded edition best-loved "Natural Acts" columns, which first appeared in Outside magazine in the early 1980s, and includes recent pieces such as "Planet of Weeds," an influential new Natural Acts is an eye-opening journey that will please both Quammen fans and newcomers to his work.

Synopsis:

This work is a revised and expanded edition of Quammen's first book of nonfiction, and reprints some of his best-loved "Natural Acts" columns, which first appeared in "Outside" magazine in the early 1980s.

Synopsis:

"David Quammen is simply the best natural essayist working today."--Tim Cahill, author of Lost in My Own Backyard

Synopsis:

Lively writing about science and nature depends less on the offering of good answers, I think, than on the offering of good questions, said David Quammen in the original introduction to Natural Acts. For more than two decades, he has stuck to that credo. In this updated version of curiosity leads him from New Mexico to Romania, from the Congo to the Amazon, asking questions about mosquitoes (what are their redeeming merits?), dinosaurs (how did they change the life of a dyslexic Vietnam vet?), and cloning (can it save endangered species?).

This revised and expanded edition best-loved Natural Acts columns, which first appeared in Outside magazine in the early 1980s, and includes recent pieces such as Planet of Weeds, an influential new Natural Acts is an eye-opening journey that will please both Quammen fans and newcomers to his work.

About the Author

David Quammen is the author of The Song of the Dodo, The Reluctant Mr. Darwin, and nine other books. When he is not traveling the world for National Geographic he lives in Bozeman, Montana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393333602
Author:
Quammen, David
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Quammen, David
Subject:
General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised, Expand
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
21.08 x 14.22 x 2.54 mm 0.3 kg

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Product details 352 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393333602 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This work is a revised and expanded edition of Quammen's first book of nonfiction, and reprints some of his best-loved "Natural Acts" columns, which first appeared in "Outside" magazine in the early 1980s.
"Synopsis" by , "David Quammen is simply the best natural essayist working today."--Tim Cahill, author of Lost in My Own Backyard
"Synopsis" by , Lively writing about science and nature depends less on the offering of good answers, I think, than on the offering of good questions, said David Quammen in the original introduction to Natural Acts. For more than two decades, he has stuck to that credo. In this updated version of curiosity leads him from New Mexico to Romania, from the Congo to the Amazon, asking questions about mosquitoes (what are their redeeming merits?), dinosaurs (how did they change the life of a dyslexic Vietnam vet?), and cloning (can it save endangered species?).

This revised and expanded edition best-loved Natural Acts columns, which first appeared in Outside magazine in the early 1980s, and includes recent pieces such as Planet of Weeds, an influential new Natural Acts is an eye-opening journey that will please both Quammen fans and newcomers to his work.

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