- Paperback: 214 pages
- Publisher: Hiraeth Press (May 5, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0979924650
- ISBN-13: 978-0979924651
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #901,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Courting the Wild: Love Affairs with Reptiles and Amphibians
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Top Customer Reviews
Many of the book's chapter authors are well known in the world of herpetology, but until this book was published, few knew the spark that ignited their passions for a life of working with these creatures. I found myself looking forward to each new chapter to learn the origins of each author's life journey with reptiles and amphibians.
This book is a great read for most any nature lover, but a must read for anyone looking for inspiration. Talk about the perfect gift for a college bound nature lover!
Lastly, I would like to address the comment in another review that this book has a "preachy" conservation angle. To that I would like to point out that each chapter author was asked to write freely, but for sake of continuity (which is a good editing practice), the authors were also asked to touch on a few different subjects. One of these topics was conservation. This topic is a small part of the book, but anyone feeling that its inclusion is "preachy" has obviously not been paying attention to what is happening in the world. "Charismatic mega-fauna" such as tigers and elephants have many people beating the drum to protect them (and deservedly so), but the world's slimy and scaled creatures need all of the help they can get. This wonderful little book may well inspire some much needed newcomers to the world of herpetological conservation.