The Flight of the Iguana
A Sidelong View of Science and Nature
ISBN10: 0684836262 ISBN13: 9780684836263 Publisher: Simon & Schuster (T) Published: Feb 1 1998 Pages: 302 Weight: 0.65lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
From the award-winning author of The Song of the Dodo comes a collection of essays in which various weird and wonderful aspects of nature are examined. From tales of vegetarian piranha fish and voiceless dogs to the scientific search for the genes that threaten to destroy the cheetah, Quammen captures the natural world with precision. A distinguished natural science essayist, Quammen's reporting is masterful and thought provoking and his curiosity and fascination with the world of living things is infectious.