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22 November, 2020 at 6:25 am #26544Michelle WilliamsGuest
Threads from the Web of Life
Stories in Natural History
by Stephen Daubert
- Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
- Language: english
- Author: Stephen Daubert
- ISBN: 9780826515094 (0826515096)
- Format: hardcover, 162 pages
- Release date: February 10, 2006
About The Book
A Selection of the Discovery Channel Book Club
In sixteen stories Steve Daubert pulls the reader into the mystery and immediacy of ecological processes spanning a range from microscopic to tectonic, from microscopic to cosmic forces. Each tale brings the reader into the moment to witness an episode of survival in the wild first-hand. The material is presented on a level of intimacy and detail not usually encountered in other styles of natural history writing.
These creative non-fiction stories provide not just a bird’s eye view (though that’s true for the owls, warblers, condors, and hummingbirds in the book), but a wasp’s eye view, a mouse’s, a sea turtle’s, a squid’s. Sometimes the focus is as small as the detritus on the forest floor, or a single beat of the wing of a gull. Other stories range across evolutionary time. From whales and dinosaurs to creatures invisible to the naked eye, author and illustrator bring to life the dynamic interplay of living, evolving creatures and the natural forces that have shaped their worlds.
The book includes chapter notes that document the scientific basis for each story and describe the controversies still surrounding some of them — a splendid resource for families to read and share.
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