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The boilerplate rhino : nature in the eye of the beholder

Author: David Quammen
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Twenty-six of the author's essays, never before printed in any of his earlier books and written in a fifteen year span, from his monthly column, "Natural acts," published in Outside magazine.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Quammen
ISBN: 0684837285 9780684837284
OCLC Number: 42786284
Description: 287 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Roadkill on the highway of time: Rattlesnake passion --
The narcotic of empire --
Hard parts --
Dubious certitudes, dauntless theories: Certainity and doubt in Baja --
Phobia and philia --
Who swims with the tuna --
Tropical passengers --
Spatula theory --
The great stinking clue --
The dope on eggs --
Flesh or fowl or what?: The cats that fly by themselves --
Local bird makes good --
One man's meat --
Either or neither --
Near sight: Beast in the mirror --
Pulpating the tumor --
Rethinking the lawn --
Half-blinded poets and birds --
Time-and-motion study --
Tricks of the light: The boilerplate rhino --
Limelight --
Gardening on Mars --
Impersonating Henry Thoreau --
God's weakness for beetles --
Limits of vision.
Responsibility: David Quammen.

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David Quammen explores the relationship between humans and the natural world in a collection of articles selected from his popular magazine column.  Read more...

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