The Animal Dialogues by Craig Childs audiobook

The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild

By Craig Childs
Read by Craig Childs

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316066471

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549177446

  • ISBN: 9781549177422

Runtime: 10.69 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Animals
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From one of the finest nature writers at work in America today comes this lyrical, dramatic, illuminating tour of the hidden domain of wild animals.

Whether recalling the experience of being chased through the Grand Canyon by a bighorn sheep, swimming with sharks off the coast of British Columbia, watching a peregrine falcon perform acrobatic stunts at 200 miles per hour, or engaging in a tense face-off with a mountain lion near a desert waterhole, Craig Childs captures the moment so vividly that he puts the reader in his boots.

Each of the forty brief, compelling narratives in The Animal Dialogues focuses on the author’s own encounter with a particular species and is replete with astonishing facts about the species’ behavior, habitat, breeding, and lifespan. But the glory of each essay lies in Childs’ ability to portray the sometimes brutal beauty of the wilderness, to capture the individual essence of wild creatures, to transport the reader beyond the human realm and deep inside the animal kingdom

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Always longing to be at one with animals, he is not afraid to climb an aspen to see the world from a porcupine’s perspective, run with a herd of elk, or wonder how it would feel to jump from a plane and fly with a bald eagle. Childs’ captivating essays, rich in sensuous imagery (the porcupine looks like a mop, a bundle of ponderosa pine needles, a mobile hairstyle), are hauntingly beautiful and replete with evocative observations of animal life.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Craig Childs

Author Bio: Craig Childs

Craig Childs, naturalist, adventurer, and desert ecologist, is the author of numerous books, including The Animal Dialogues, House of Rain, The Way Out, The Secret Knowledge of Water, Apocalpytic Planet, and Soul of Nowhere. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Ellen Meloy Desert Writers Award, the Rowell Award for the Art of Adventure, the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award, and, for his body of work, the 2003 Spirit of the West Award. He has been a regular commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition, and his work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Men’s Journal, Outside, the Sun, and Orion Magazine.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Animals
Runtime: 10.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English