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Description - The Boilerplate Rhino by David Quammen

From 1981 to 1996 David Quammen delighted readers of OUTSIDE magazine with his thoughtful ruminations on the world around us in his monthly column, NATURAL ACTS. This is a selection of twenty-six of his most durable and engaging essays from that column. The Boilerplate Rhino presents Quammen's distinctive take on topics such as rattlesnake handlers and rattlesnakes, eel mythology and living eels and arachnaphobia and spiders. Each essay is written in the articulate and penetrating style for which Quammen is so renowned. Each touches upon the rich and sometimes horrifically fascinating tension between man and the natural world, in all its complexity and ambivalence. The result is another irrepressible assortment of ideas to explore, conundrums to contemplate, and wondrous creatures to behold. From the acclaimed author of WILD THOUGHTS FROM WILD PLACES and the award winning THE SONG OF THE DODO.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780743200325
ISBN-10: 0743200322
Format: Paperback
(214mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Scribner
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David Quammen

David Quammen is a regular contribulor to Natural history magazines. He is also the author of three novels and several other books one of which, The Elight of The Iguana (0684836262), is also available from Simon & Schuster.

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