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Monster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind

 
 
 
 
Monster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind
Author: David Quammen
ISBN 13: 9780393326093
ISBN 10: 393326098
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2004-09-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 528
List Price: $18.95
 
 

"Rich detail and vivid anecdotes of adventure....A treasure trove of exotic fact and hard thinking."—The New York Times Book Review, front page

NY Times Sunday Book Review

"In wildness is the preservation of the world,'' Henry David Thoreau famously said, not knowing the half of it. David Quammen's splendid book Monster of God constitutes an expansion and gloss on Thoreau's prophetic contention, achieved through an artful, focused account of contemporary efforts to secure preservation, in the wild, of some of the most magnificently fearsome creatures on earth -- the large-bodied carnivores, man-eaters (lions, tigers, Carpathian brown bears, giant crocodiles), a group Quammen designates ''alpha predators.'' The stories he presents contain rich detail and vivid anecdotes of adventure, and they provide skillful capsulizations of the politics, economics, cultural history and ecological dynamics bearing on the fate of each of these cornered populations. — Norman Rush