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The Wild Out Your Window: Exploring Nature Near at Hand

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What could be better than watching the natural world out your window or on your television? Going out and experiencing it firsthand. In these fifty essays, acclaimed nature and science writer Sy Montgomery takes her readers on a season-by-season tour of the wilderness that is often as close as the backyard. Sy invites — almost dares — readers to follow her and form hands-on relationships with the plants, animals, birds, and even the insects that share space with people.

These essays, most of which originally appeared in Sy's Boston Globe column "Nature Journal," are by turns enlightening, entertaining, sometimes amusing, and always absorbing and informative. Filled with natural history and lore, the essays urge readers to appreciate what they find around them.

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"The Wild Out Your Window is a fascinating collection of nature-related essays....Anyone who is interested in animals, plants, or nature in general will love this book." needcoffee.com

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"Everyone will learn something new from these delightful essays. Highly recommended." Library Journal

About the Author

To research her books and articles, Sy Montgomery has been chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Zaire and bitten by a vampire bat in Costa Rica. She has worked in a pit crawling with 18,000 snakes in Manitoba, been stalked by a tiger in India, and swum with piranhas, eels, and dolphins in the Amazon. Her previous books include The Curious Naturalist, Journey of the Pink Dolphins, Walking with the Great Apes, and Spell of the Tiger. Sy is a frequent guest on NPR's "Living on Earth." She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire.

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rjshipley, October 17, 2007 (view all comments by rjshipley)
I very much enjoyed reading every one of these short informative essays about all the things that go on in the wild, very close to home. The plants, the animals, the insects, the changes in weather - all of them are full of discovery and delight. An amazing author, who really does her research and observation personally with great care.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780892725755
Author:
Montgomery, Sy
Publisher:
Down East Books
Location:
Camden, Me.
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
General Gardening
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
02-4142
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
9.06x6.14x.73 in. .86 lbs.

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