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The Boilerplate Rhino: Nature in the Eye of the Beholder

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Synopsis:

The author hailed by Edward O. Wilson as "a brilliant young star of nature writing" explores the relationship between humans and the natural world in a collection of essays culled from his popular "Outside" magazine column.

Table of Contents

Roadkill on the highway of time: Rattlesnake passion — The narcotic of empire — Hard parts — Dubious certitudes, dauntless theories: Certainity and doubt in Baja — Phobia and philia — Who swims with the tuna — Tropical passengers — Spatula theory — The great stinking clue — The dope on eggs — Flesh or fowl or what?: The cats that fly by themselves — Local bird makes good — One man's meat — Either or neither — Near sight: Beast in the mirror — Pulpating the tumor — Rethinking the lawn — Half-blinded poets and birds — Time-and-motion study — Tricks of the light: The boilerplate rhino — Limelight — Gardening on Mars — Impersonating Henry Thoreau — God's weakness for beetles — Limits of vision.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684837284
Subtitle:
(nature in the eye of the beholder )
Author:
Quammen, David
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-275).
Series Volume:
no. 210
Publication Date:
2000
Binding:
HC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
287 p.
Dimensions:
9.57x6.43x1.04 in. 1.18 lbs.

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