Monster of God
The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind
By (author) David Quammen
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Monster of God by David Quammen
Book DescriptionFor 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393326093
(211mm x 142mm x 25mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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"A frightening and fascinating masterpiece of science reporting that reads like a detective story." -Walter Isaacson
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Author Biography - David Quammen
David Quammen is the author of The Song of the Dodo, among other books. He has been honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is the recipient of a John Burroughs Medal and the National Magazine Award. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.
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