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Tietoja tekijästä

Craig Childs is a river guide, a field instructor in natural history, an adventurer, & a writer. His other books include "Crossing Paths: Uncommon Encounters with Animals in the Wild" (Sasquatch). He camps in the backcountry of the American West at least nine months of the year, usually living in näytä lisää the back of his truck, out of a river vessel, or from his backpack. He hasn't had a phone in ten years. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild (2007) 358 kappaletta, 12 arvostelua
Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America (2018) 226 kappaletta, 11 arvostelua
Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the Everending Earth (2012) 135 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Soul of Nowhere (2002) 96 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The Way Out: A True Story of Survival (2004) 76 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Virga & Bone: Essays from Dry Places (2019) 29 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Grand Canyon: Time Below the Rim (1999) 23 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu

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The writing here doesn't always approach the author at his best (some of the content is taken from an earlier book), but the essays are interesting, and the fact that he's actually right there, nose to nose with whatever he's writing about, gives the book a huge lift. If you're not familiar with the author this would be a good place to start, as you can dip into the book anywhere. This is the fourth book I've read of his, and they were all excellent, but Soul of Nowhere reveals him as a prose stylist of the first order. He seems to have gone everywhere and had several lifetimes worth of adventures, and I want to read about all of them.… (lisätietoja)
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unclebob53703 | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 12, 2024 |
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SteveCarl | Jun 24, 2024 |
"From one of the finest nature writers at work in America today -- a lyrical, dramatic, illuminating tour of the hidden domain of wild animals

"Whether recalling the experience of being chased through the Grand Canyon by a bighorn sheep, of swimming with sharks off the coast of British Columbia, of watching a peregrine falcon perform acrobatic stunts at two hundred miles per hours, or of engaging in a tense face-off with a mountain lion near a desert water hole, Craig Childs captures the moment so vividly that he puts the reader in his boots.

"Each of the compelling narratives in The Animal Dialogues focuses on the author's own encounter with a particular species and is replete with astonishing facts about the species' behavior, habitat, breeding, and life span. The glory of each essay, however, lies in Childs's ability to portray the sometimes brutal beauty of the wilderness, to capture the individual essence of wild creatures, to transport the reader beyond the human realm and deep inside the animal kingdom."
~~front flap

This is an amazing book! Each essay is a perfect little jewel, leading the reader into the life of a wild animal, bird, raptor, insect or fish. You see with the animal's eyes, smell with its nose, feel the rush of cascading hormones during the rut, tremble and cower in fear as a predator draws near ...

Childs must have spent the better part of his adult life in the wilderness, to have had so many astonishing encounters. Most people are lucky to have two or maybe three -- he's survived hundreds. To experience the beauty of the remote wilderness, to walk in the boots of a consummate naturalist, to be transported into the body of an animal or bird and experience life through their eyes and senses ... read this book. You won't be able to put it dow
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Aspenhugger | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 26, 2024 |
Childs is an amazing storyteller. He combines his extensive research with his personal experiences interspersed to produce this deep, thought-provoking masterpiece. He discusses where artifacts are found, how they are retrieved, how they are stored, and he takes this story to the international level. He shares information about looters/looting, the black market, police raids, private collectors, archeologists, public institutions, the illegal and the legal, the importance of provenance, and the ethics involved. And, he shares his opinions.… (lisätietoja)
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mapg.genie | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 23, 2024 |



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