Wild Thoughts from Wild Places

Wild Thoughts from Wild Places
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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 304
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ISBN-10 : 9781439125274
ISBN-13 : 1439125279
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Book Synopsis Wild Thoughts from Wild Places by : David Quammen

Download or read book Wild Thoughts from Wild Places written by David Quammen and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-10-16 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Wild Thoughts from Wild Places, award-winning journalist David Quammen reminds us why he has become one of our most beloved science and nature writers. This collection of twenty-three of Quammen's most intriguing, most exciting, most memorable pieces takes us to meet kayakers on the Futaleufu River of southern Chile, where Quammen describes how it feels to travel in fast company and flail for survival in the river's maw. We are introduced to the commerce in pearls (and black-market parrots) in the Aru Islands of eastern Indonesia. Quammen even finds wildness in smog-choked Los Angeles -- embodied in an elusive population of urban coyotes, too stubborn and too clever to surrender to the sprawl of civilization. With humor and intelligence, David Quammen's Wild Thoughts from Wild Places also reminds us that humans are just one of the many species on earth with motivations, goals, quirks, and eccentricities. Expect to be entertained and moved on this journey through the wilds of science and nature.


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