“Stolzenburg narrates these cautionary tales with a conservationist's attention to ecological detail and a childlike reverence for flesh-tearing beasts. His infection enthusiasm should spark even in bug-wary urbanites a renewed appreciation for nature's complexity.” —TIME magazine
“This is a masterpiece, and its subject is extremely important and timely. I hope that Where the Wild Things Were receives the attention (and the accolades) it deserves.” —Mark Garland, BirdCapeMay.org
“In dazzling descriptions, Stolzenburg demonstrates how the delicate balance between predator and prey is so essential, and his book, rich in dramatic accounts of life and death in the wild, is powerful and compelling.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred review
“A passionately rendered update on our faltering environmental stability.” —Kirkus Reviews
“With a lucid and sparkling voice, William Stolzenburg offers a revealing and well-documented account that explains clearly why we need the wolf, tiger, and other predators, large and small, to maintain a healthy environment.” —George B. Schaller, Vice President of Science and Exploration, Wildlife Conservation Society; author of the National Book Award–winning The Serengeti Lion; and winner of the National Geographic Lifetime Achievement Award and the World Wildlife Fund Gold Medal
“Where the Wild Things Were is science writing at its best. The subject is important for biology and sustainable development, the prose is excellent, turning lyrical at just the right times, and the story of the research is woven with clarity into natural history. Big, fierce animals have a noble champion in William Stolzenburg.” —Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
I highly recommend you read this book if you care about the future of this planet.
This is an excellent book- well researched and superbly written it is accessible to the general reader as well as those in the field.
Mr. Stolzenburg describes research into the effects of large predators on ecosystems.
Well written and researched book. Although it is packed with info it remains entertaining and not overdone.Published 4 days ago by R. M. Simmons
Based on academic fieldwork done by others, Stolzenburg presents the strong argument that predators are necessary to maintain healthy ecosystems. An example relevant to the U.S. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Living and Learning
This book summarizes the problems in a highly congested agrarian society like we have on both of our coasts. Read morePublished 4 months ago by C. Ross Anderson
This book is sad but hopeful - yes WE NEED CARNIVORES!!! LISTEN AND THINK ABOUT IT!!! Ecosystems collapse without them. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mark A. Ryniker
I just finished reading the book below and highly ... HIGHLY ... recommend it. William Stolzenburg is an excellent author with delicious wording that has an enjoyable rhythm. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Richard Small
Not to sound like a cheesy book-blurb review, but: if you're going to read just one book about ecology this decade, read this one! Read morePublished 7 months ago by Molly R.
For the first billion years of life on Earth, all of our ancestors were single celled. One day, we aren't sure why, a hungry organism ate a delicious bystander, and became the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Richard Reese (author of Sustainable or Bust)
For understanding how ecosystems work and just general ecology writing, this may be the best book EVER I have read! Short, succient, great case studies. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jim C
This book is a must read for anyone that cares about animals, nature and ecology. What sets it apart from other books about science and biology is that it is not only interesting,... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Caroline