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I highly recommend this book, both for its style and substance.
This collection of essays is both informative and engaging and one savors each with the intent not to squander the pleasure of accompanying him on his explorations.
You may be slightly annoyed when reading the book in a couple days because some subjects are repeated.
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 9 months ago by Mark Gibson
We enjoyed Mr. Quammen's writings in Outside magazine and once again enjoy reading them. A very human view of our natural surroundings.Published 14 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 15 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 24 months ago 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