He sees both sides of the equation, which environmentalists still tend to frame in terms of good animals versus evil people....Insatiably curious, level-headed and amazingly erudite. (Washington Post Book World)
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My first Quammen book and now I'm hungry for more. He digs deep into history, myth, folklore, and gets into his own field work to produce this masterwork.Published 5 months ago by Greg
David Quammen is a fantastic nature writer. Here he discusses man's relationship with alpha predators, particularly those that are known to eat humans. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Matthew Reid
This is a prime example of an invidious and mendacious genre-- tabloid ecology. The author jets around to exotic locales and writes cleverly about the gory details of human... Read morePublished 6 months ago by A Customer
I recently reread this book, and had forgotten how good it is. Note the title reads "In the Jungles of History and the Mind. Read morePublished 11 months ago by lyndonbrecht
Excellent book. As always Quammen delivers with fluid prose, engaging anecdotes, and thought provoking analysis. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Kindle Customer
David Quammen is an exceptionally good writer; however, this book is very slow in places and boring to read. Much of the book reads like a research paper which in a way it is. Read morePublished on November 14, 2013 by Patrick S.