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  • Flight of the Iguana: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature

    By David Quammen

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780684836263
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: February 1998
    Wise, witty and insightful essays about vermin and philosophy, about literature, sex in its myriad fascination, and exotic beasts...not to mention the beginning and the end of the world as we know it.'
  • Monster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind

    By David Quammen

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393326093
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: September 2004
    Searching for the alpha predators of the food chain, and the people who still live alongside them, David Quammen, author of The Song of the Dodo, visists and revisits four of their last refuges:India's Gire forest, home of the Asiatic lion; an Australian Aborginal community that venerates crocodiles as ancestors; the Russian Far East and its tigers; and Romania, where shepherds coexist uneasily with brown bears. Quammen reflects on the enduring significance of these predators and imagines a future without them. Source Notes, Bibliography, Index. 315p.
  • Monster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind

    By David Quammen

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393051407
    • Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
    • Published: September 2003
    The near presence of big predators - dangerous, flesh-eating beasts - has been a fearful reality throughout human history. This ambitious journey through time and landscape, through science and literature and myth explores the nature of these `big predators' and the variety of human attitudes toward them - in an intellectual travelogue spanning continents and disciplines - from Romania to Australia, from ecology to art history, and from 'Beowulf' to Hollywood. Source Notes, Bibliography, Index. 515p.
  • Natural Acts : A Sidelong View of Science and Nature

    By David Quammen

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393058055
    • Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
    • Published: March 2008
    David Quammen is a nationally recognized science and nature writer who brings his characteristic wit and style to all of his writings. In this updated and expanded edition of 'Natural Acts,' Quammen presents a collection of the best-loved essays from his successful 'Natural Acts' column in Outside magazine. From the habits and redeeming qualities of mosquitoes in the Amazon to everything you ever wanted to know about the octopus, this vivid, informative collection of essays will open your eyes to the beauty and wonder of the natural world and leave you with a new appreciation for everything around you.
  • Natural Acts: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature

    By David Quammen

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393333602
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: March 2009
    Newly revised and expanded, this collection of twenty-seven essays bings acclaimed science writer David Quammen's best-loved 'Natural Acts' columns, which first appeared in Outside magazine in the early 1980s, together with recent pieces he wrote for Harper's and National Geographic. The resulting chimerical creature of a book is a treasure of lively writing and beautiful insights into animals conventionally judged as repulsive, places rejected as desolate, and ideas about the natural world discounted as crazy. Partial Sources, Index. 350p.
  • Natural Acts: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature

    By David Quammen

    Our Price: $5.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780380717385
    • Publisher: Avon Books
    • Published: March 1996
  • On the Origin of Species: The Illustrated Edition

    By Charles Darwin

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781402789595
    • Publisher: Sterling Signature
    • Published: October 2011
    Reintroduces the author's work about the theory of evolution with over three hundred fifty illustrations and photographs, accompanied by excerpts from his diaries, letters, and other writings.
  • Reluctant Mr. Darwin [Cd] (Unabridged)

    By David Quammen

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781572705692
    • Publisher: AUDIO EDITIONS
    • Published: July 2006
    This book gives an account of Charles Darwin (1809-1882), the English natural scientist whose work is often the topic of debate. It was in September 1838 when he formulated the theory of 'natural selection' andtwenty-one years later his 'On the Origin of Species' was published. Author David Quammen draws from Darwin's secret notebooks and personal letters in this portrait of the naturalist. Presented on 6 CDs, running time approximately 7 hours, 47 minutes.
  • Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

    By David Quammen

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393066807
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: 2012
    Examines the emergence and causes of new diseases all over the world, describing a process called “spillover” where illness originates in wild animals before being passed to humans and discusses the potential for the next huge pandemic. 70,000 first printing.
  • Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

    By David Quammen

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393346619
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: September 2013
  • The Boilerplate Rhino: Nature in the Eye of the Beholder

    By David Quammen

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743200325
    • Publisher: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster
    • Published: April 2001
    Anthology of 26 essays from the author's Natural Acts' column in Outside magazine. Quammen's travels range from rattlesnake handlers in Texas and a lizard specialist in Baja to Indonesia in search of the perfect Durian fruit and the history of nutmeg in the southern Moluccas. Biblio., index. 287p. Pap.
  • The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution

    By David Quammen

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393059816
    • Publisher: Atlas Books / Norton
    • Published: July 2006
    (Great Discoveries series; an Atlas/Norton Book). Drawing from Darwin's secret 'transmutation' notebooks an his personal letters, Quammen sketches a vivid life portrait of Darwin which has at its core the human drama and scientific basis of the twenty-one years between Darwin's epiphanic discovery of 'natural history' in 1838 and its publication as 'Origins of the Species.' Source Notes, Bibliography, Notes. 304p.
  • The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution

    By David Quammen

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393329957
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: July 2007
    (Great Discoveries series). David Quammen draws on Darwin's secret 'transmutation' notebooks and private letters to create a meticulous, humane portrait of the man,and a lucid explication of his work, that captures both the personal foibles and the scientific substance. Source Notes, Bibliography, Index. 304p.
  • The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life

    By David Quammen

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781476776620
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: August 2018
  • Wild Thoughts from Wild Places

    By David Quammen

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780684852089
    • Publisher: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster
    • Published: March 1999
    A collection of twenty-three essays on the 'wilds of science and nature' - from the author of 'The Song of the Dodo' & 'Flight of the Iguana' - ranging from kayakers on the Futaleufu River of southern Chile to urban wolves in smog-choked Los Angeles. Notes & Provenance; Bibliography; Index. 304p.

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