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Natural acts : a sidelong view of science and nature

Author: David Quammen
Publisher: New York : Avon Books, [1996], ©1985.
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Quammen
ISBN: 0380717387 9780380717385
OCLC Number: 34331935
Notes: "Published by arrangement with Lyons and Burford"--Title page verso.
Description: xvii, 221 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: "An inordinate fondness for beetles" --
All God's vermin: A better idea --
Wool of bat --
The widow knows --
The troubled gaze of the octopus --
Sympathy for the devil --
Has success spoiled the crow? --
Vox populi --
Rumors of a snake --
Avatars of the soul in Malaya --
A republic of cockroaches --
Prophets and pariahs: The excavation of Jack Horner --
The lives of Eugene Marais --
The man with the metal nose --
Voices in the wilderness --
Alias Benowitz shoe repair --
The tree people --
Cause for alarum: Jeremy, Bentham, the Pieta and a precious few grayling --
Homage to Bangi Bhale --
Sanctuary --
The last bison --
Animal rights and beyond --
The big goodbye --
Eloquent practices, natural acts: Love's martyrs --
Living water --
A deathly chill --
Is sex necessary? --
Desert sanitaire --
The miracle of blubber --
Dead things in the water --
Yin and yang in the Tularosa Basin --
Partial sources.
Responsibility: David Quammen.

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