Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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
"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.