Synopses & Reviews
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.