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Wild thoughts from wild places, David Quammen

Label
Wild thoughts from wild places
Title
Wild thoughts from wild places
Statement of responsibility
David Quammen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a collection of twenty-three of Quammen's most intriguing, most exciting, most memorable pieces. In it you will meet seasoned professional kayakers on the Futaleufu River of southern Chile, where Quammen describes how it feels to travel in fast company and flail for survival in the river's maw. You will be introduced to the commerce in pearls (and black-market parrots) in the Aru Islands of eastern Indonesia and taken ambivalently along on a lion-hunting excursion through the mountains of Montana. At the Cincinnati Zoo, there is a lesson to be learned about the ugly truth behind those beautiful white tigers, and the celebration of a fiftieth wedding anniversary serves as occasion for pondering Einstein's ideas on the relativity of time
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 1998
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157257
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Quammen, David
Dewey number
508
Index
index present
LC call number
QH81
LC item number
.Q18 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quammen, David
  • Natural history
  • Coyote
Target audience
adult
Label
Wild thoughts from wild places, David Quammen
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Jacket illustration by Walton Ford
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The river: Synecdoche and the trout -- Time and tide on the Ocoee River -- Vortex -- Only connect -- Grabbing the loop -- The city: The white tigers of Cincinnati -- To live and die in L.A. -- Reaction wood -- Superdove on 46th Street -- Before the fall -- The mountains: Pinhead secrets -- The keys to kingdom come -- Karl's sense of snow -- The trees cry out on Currawong Moor -- The big turn -- Eat of this flesh -- The heart: The swallow that hibernates underwater -- Trinket from Aru -- Bagpipes for Ed -- Point of attachment -- Voice part for a duet -- Love in the age of relativity -- Strawberries under ice
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780684835099
Lccn
97029090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 37475086
  • (OCoLC)37475086
Label
Wild thoughts from wild places, David Quammen
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Jacket illustration by Walton Ford
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The river: Synecdoche and the trout -- Time and tide on the Ocoee River -- Vortex -- Only connect -- Grabbing the loop -- The city: The white tigers of Cincinnati -- To live and die in L.A. -- Reaction wood -- Superdove on 46th Street -- Before the fall -- The mountains: Pinhead secrets -- The keys to kingdom come -- Karl's sense of snow -- The trees cry out on Currawong Moor -- The big turn -- Eat of this flesh -- The heart: The swallow that hibernates underwater -- Trinket from Aru -- Bagpipes for Ed -- Point of attachment -- Voice part for a duet -- Love in the age of relativity -- Strawberries under ice
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780684835099
Lccn
97029090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 37475086
  • (OCoLC)37475086

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      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
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