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The Flight of the Iguana

A Sidelong View of Science and Nature

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About The Book

From the award-winning author of The Song of the Dodo comes a collection of essays in which various weird and wonderful aspects of nature are examined. This book contains tales of vegetarian piranha fish, voiceless dogs, and a scientific search for the genes that threaten to destroy the cheetah.

About The Author

Photograph by Louise Johns

David Quammen’s books include Breathless, The Tangled TreeThe Song of the DodoThe Reluctant Mr. Darwin, and Spillover, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and recipient of the Premio Letterario Merck, in Rome. He has written for The New YorkerHarper’s Magazine, The AtlanticNational Geographic, and Outside, among other magazines, and is a three-time winner of the National Magazine Award. Quammen shares a home in Bozeman, Montana, with his wife, Betsy Gaines Quammen, author of American Zion, and with two Russian wolfhounds, a cross-eyed cat, and a rescue python. Visit him at DavidQuammen.com. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Scribner (October 16, 2012)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781476728735

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