eBook Monster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind download
by David Quammen
Author: David Quammen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Revised ed. edition (September 17, 2004)
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Monster of God: The Man-E. has been added to your Cart. Quammen writes about the survivor, not humanity, but rather the man-eating predators. The true monster's of God are humanity and their destructive nature when in comes to the world around them. Great read nonetheless.
Monster of God: The Man-E. Depressing, but fascinating as well.
Another though-provoking idea that Quammen examines is the claim by Grahame Webb that conservation of alpha predators can only be accomplished by promoting teir economic viability. His example is the salt water crocodile. By allowing a certain quantity to be killed for their valuable leather, conservationists can motivate government protection.
For millennia, lions, tigers, and their man-eating kin have kept our dark, scary . One of my complaints with the book is that the selection of predators was somewhat arbitrary.
For millennia, lions, tigers, and their man-eating kin have kept our dark, scary forests dark and scary, and their predatory majesty has been the stuff of folklore. Quammen's Ability to Turn Science Into High Drama Is Unmatched. Sets a New Standard in Nature Writing. Insatiably curious, level-headed and amazingly erudite.
David Quammen (born February 1948) is an American science, nature and travel writer and the author of. .Monster of God : the man-eating predator in the jungles of history and the mind (2003), New York: W. W. Norton.
David Quammen (born February 1948) is an American science, nature and travel writer and the author of fifteen books. He wrote a column called "Natural Acts" for Outside magazine for fifteen years. The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution (Great Discoveries); W. Norton, 2006. ISBN 978-0-393-32995-7.
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Stephen Moss enjoys David Quammen's study of predators with a taste for human flesh, Monster of Go. Stephen Moss is a producer at the BBC Natural History Unit. His book on the social history of birdwatching, A Bird in the Bush, will be published in June by Aurum.
David Quammen is the author of The Song of the Dodo, among other books. He has been honored with the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing, an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an award in the art of the essay from PEN, and (three times) the National Magazine Award. Quammen is also a contributing writer for National Geographic. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.
Monsters of God lacks even photographs of the four predator species .
Monsters of God lacks even photographs of the four predator species explored. The maps provided helped me locate the remote areas they inhabit, but also made me nostalgic for fictional animal fantasies like Richard Adams's Watership Down (1972) since, when supplemented by the magic of imagination, Adams is able to bring his subjects to life, allowing his reader to imagine them in the territories shown in the maps he provides. Not that I underestimate the dangers such large predators, in fact wilderness itself, face.
David Quammen is the author of The Song of the Dodo, among other books
David Quammen is the author of The Song of the Dodo, among other books.
"Rich detail and vivid anecdotes of adventure....A treasure trove of exotic fact and hard thinking."―The New York Times Book Review, front pageFor millennia, lions, tigers, and their man-eating kin have kept our dark, scary forests dark and scary, and their predatory majesty has been the stuff of folklore. But by the year 2150 big predators may only exist on the other side of glass barriers and chain-link fences. Their gradual disappearance is changing the very nature of our existence. We no longer occupy an intermediate position on the food chain; instead we survey it invulnerably from above―so far above that we are in danger of forgetting that we even belong to an ecosystem. Casting his expert eye over the rapidly diminishing areas of wilderness where predators still reign, the award-winning author of The Song of the Dodo examines the fate of lions in India's Gir forest, of saltwater crocodiles in northern Australia, of brown bears in the mountains of Romania, and of Siberian tigers in the Russian Far East. In the poignant and troublesome ferocity of these embattled creatures, we recognize something primeval deep within us, something in danger of vanishing forever.