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David Quammen is an unparalleled writer of natural history. This collection of essays is both informative and engaging and one savors each with the intent not to squander the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mark Gibson
When this collection of pieces from Audubon, Outside, and other glossies came out in the mid 1980s, it seemed interestingly fresh if a little derivative of Stephen Jay Gould's... Read morePublished 16 months ago by A Customer
We enjoyed Mr. Quammen's writings in Outside magazine and once again enjoy reading them. A very human view of our natural surroundings.Published 21 months ago by William
I've been reading Quammens articles ever since he first showed up in Outside magazine. He has never failed to inform and entertain at the same time, and it's the same in this book.Published 22 months ago by BobRobert
Reading this book in 1991, I had to forgive myself for giving short shrift to the last -- and also the longest -- essay in this book as it was the dullest and least interesting... Read morePublished on March 19, 2012 by G. Charles Steiner
This book was referred to by another book I read. Natural Acts consists of short articles about a variety of nature topics. Read morePublished on December 1, 2010 by Robert E. Osborne
Just a heads up: though David Quammen has won awards for his prose, it's grating and full of segways. Read morePublished on June 24, 2008 by A_2007_reader