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Quammen, David

Natural Acts

A Sidelong View of Science & Nature

€ 32.14

A new edition of the author`s first work of nonfiction traces his journeys throughout natural regions of the world to pose such lively questions as the redeeming merits of mosquitoes and the potential for cloning, in a volume complemented by the author`s popular "Natural Acts" columns. 20,000 first printing.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
New, Retrospective Introduction: Learning Curve (2007) 7(6)
Old, Ingenuous Introduction: An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles (1985) 13(8)
All God`s Vermin
Sympathy for the Devil (1981)
21(6)
Has Success Spoiled the Crow? (1983)
27(5)
The Widow Knows (1982)
32(5)
The Troubled Gaze of the Octopus (1984)
37(6)
Avatars of the Soul in Malaya (1984)
43(5)
Rumors of a Snake (1984)
48(6)
Wool of Bat (1982)
54(7)
Prophets and Pariahs
The Excavation of Jack Horner (1984)
61(11)
The Lives of Eugene Marais (1981)
72(7)
The Man with the Metal Nose (1983)
79(6)
Animal Rights and Beyond (1984)
85(6)
Alias Benowitz Shoe Repair (1983)
91(6)
The Tree People (1984)
97(8)
Eloquent Practices, Natural Acts
Love`s Martyrs (1983)
105(6)
A Deathly Chill (1983)
111(6)
Is Sex Necessary? (1982)
117(6)
Desert Sanitaire (1983)
123(7)
Jeremy Bentham, the Pieta, and a Precious Few Grayling (1982)
130(14)
Yin and Yang in the Tularosa Basin (1985)
144(17)
After Thoughts
Planet of Weeds (1998)
161(28)
The River Jumps Over the Mountain (2002)
189(20)
The Post-Communist Wolf (2000)
209(19)
The Megatransect (2000--2001)
228(51)
A Passion for Order (2007)
279(10)
Citizen Wiley (2006)
289(7)
Clone Your Troubles Away (2005)
296(25)
Author`s Note 321(2)
Partial Sources 323(16)
Index 339
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Hardback
350 pagina's
Januari 2008
499 gram
216 x 146 x 32 mm
W W NORTON & CO us

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