"DRAMATIC...ENTHRALLING...EXPERTLY CRAFTED...Michener treats each
of these creatures with fundamental respect, and in many cases,
admiration and awe, if not outright love."
--The Virginian-Pilot & The Ledger-Star
In these sixteen wonderful stories, bestselling author James A.
Michener lights up nature's most awesome and beguiling
handiwork--from the sublime shaping and reshaping of earth's land
and seas to the ridiculous armadillo whose assault on a bit of
Texas real estate paid off handsomely. Chosen from Michener's most
popular books--including one story never before published in
paperback--these mini-masterpieces take us deep into the secret
lives of animals and the hidden world of nature. In them we hear
the music of the spheres and feel the heartbeat of creation.
"Contain s the dramatic elements of a life--the wonder of birth,
rites of passage, lots of conflict, much of it physical and bloody,
and death...As characters in a Michener novel, a beaver can know
loneliness, a buffalo can bide his time, a salmon can feel
encouraged, and a woolly mammoth can 'luxuriate' in the ecological
rewards of a plains fire."
--Boston Sunday Herald
"Delightful...Nature writing at its most fluid and
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James A. Michener
||178 x 108 x 23mm (L x W x T)
||1st Ballantine Books ed
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