The Flight of the Iguana

But the biologist wants more time at the Darwin Research Station, and I want more time communing with iguanas, so we return to the bay on the south coast of Santa Cruz. There is still that one other point from Joseph Hooker's lecture: ...

The Flight of the Iguana

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. This book contains tales of vegetarian piranha fish, voiceless dogs, and a scientific search for the genes that threaten to destroy the cheetah.

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The Flight of the Iguana
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: David Quammen
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-16 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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. This book contains tales of vegetarian piranha fish, voiceless dogs, and a scientific search for the genes that threaten to destroy the cheetah.
The Flight of the Vernacular
Language: en
Pages: 303
Authors: Maria Cristina Fumagalli
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Rodopi

In this book, Dante, Seamus Heaney and Derek Walcott engage in an eloquent and meaningful conversation. Dante's capacity for being faithful to the collective historical experience and true to the recognitions of the emerging self, the permanent immediacy of his poetry, the healthy state of his language, which is so
America Goes Green: An Encyclopedia of Eco-Friendly Culture in the United States [3 volumes]
Language: en
Pages: 1297
Authors: Kim Kennedy White
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-12 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This three-volume encyclopedia explores the evolution of green ideology and eco-friendly practices in contemporary American culture, ranging from the creation of regional and national guidelines for green living to the publication of an increasing number of environmental blogs written from the layperson's perspective. • Sidebars that highlight key figures, events,
The Thing with Feathers
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Noah Strycker
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-20 - Publisher: Penguin

"[Strycker] thinks like a biologist but writes like a poet." -- Wall Street Journal An entertaining and profound look at the lives of birds, illuminating their surprising world—and deep connection with humanity. Birds are highly intelligent animals, yet their intelligence is dramatically different from our own and has been little
Going Places: A Reader's Guide to Travel Narrative
Language: en
Pages: 572
Authors: Robert Burgin
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-08 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.