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Wild thoughts from wild places

Author: David Quammen
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©1998.
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For the past two decades, David Quammen has followed winding trails and fresh lines of thought through the world's outback.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Quammen, David, 1948-
Wild thoughts from wild places.
New York : Scribner, ©1998
(OCoLC)605422137
Named Person: David Quammen; David Quammen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Quammen
ISBN: 0684835096 9780684835099
OCLC Number: 37475086
Description: 304 pages ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: David Quammen.

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From kayaking on a Class V river in Chile to tracking the spread of the Ebola virus to tracing the evolution of the street pigeon, the author of "The Song of the Dodo" once again thrills and  Read more...

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