Natural Acts: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature

Natural Acts: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature

David Quammen

"David Quammen is just the easiest common essayist operating today."--Tim Cahill, writer of Lost in my very own Backyard

"Lively writing approximately technology and nature relies much less at the delivering of excellent solutions, i believe, than at the providing of fine questions," stated David Quammen within the unique creation to Natural Acts. For greater than twenty years, he has caught to that credo. during this up-to-date model of interest leads him from New Mexico to Romania, from the Congo to the Amazon, asking questions about mosquitoes (what are their redeeming merits?), dinosaurs (how did they modify the lifetime of a dyslexic Vietnam vet?), and cloning (can it shop endangered species?).

This revised and improved version best-loved "Natural Acts" columns, which first seemed in Outside journal within the early Nineteen Eighties, and contains fresh items similar to "Planet of Weeds," an influential new Natural Acts is an eye-opening trip that would please either Quammen enthusiasts and novices to his work.

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