- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Scribner; Touchstone Ed edition (March 16, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 068485208X
- ISBN-13: 978-0684852089
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #610,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Wild Thoughts from Wild Places Paperback – March 16, 1999
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James Gorman The New York Times Book Review Quammen has a wide range of knowledge, an agile pen and a generous heart.
Lisa Shea Elle So thrilling to read is science writer David Quammen's essay collection that you actually experience moments of believing you have been transported to some of the ferocious or fairy-tale-like locales he reports on....Quammen is no ordinary writer. He is simply astonishing, one of that rare class of writer gifted with verve, ingenuity, humor, guts, and great heart.
About the Author
David Quammen has been awarded a Lannan Literary Award for nonfiction and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his novels, stories, and essays. He is a two-time winner of the National Magazine Award for science essays and other work in Outside magazine. He is the author of several books, including The Song of the Dodo. Quammen lives in Montana.
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A slight warning, though. Quammen is slightly pessimistic in his view of mankind's impact on global ecology. His message can be a little discouraging on occasion.
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