Hungry Hollow: The Story of a Natural Place

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Starting with an elegant description of a small piece of land called Hungry Hollow, A.K. Dewdney introduces us to its denizens. The reader goes on a guided tour through the many dimensions of our natural habitat, back into prehistoric time and inward to a teeming microscopic world full of strange creatures performing bizarre feats.
"It surprised me how 220 pages explaining biological phenomena can add up to a literary image of the magic of lifePerhaps this book will go some way ...

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Overview

Starting with an elegant description of a small piece of land called Hungry Hollow, A.K. Dewdney introduces us to its denizens. The reader goes on a guided tour through the many dimensions of our natural habitat, back into prehistoric time and inward to a teeming microscopic world full of strange creatures performing bizarre feats.
"It surprised me how 220 pages explaining biological phenomena can add up to a literary image of the magic of lifePerhaps this book will go some way to redress the general deficiency in judgement that allows humans to endanger other life forms..." -NEW SCIENTIST

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"...220 pages explaining biological phenomena add up to a literary image of the magic of life." New Scientist
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461274629
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 233
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Procyon lotor.- The Tippecanoe Sea.- Dianne sapiens.- The Hackberry.- The Ant’s Journey.- Congress of Birds.- Microperson.- Water.- Cymbella and the Hypotrich.- On the Back of a Turtle.- The Meadow.- The Labyrinths.- Prayer of the Mantis.- The Hydraulic Plant.- The Storm.- Abundance.- In the Forest.- The Art of Decay.- Bear.- Stories in Stone.- Hungry Creek.- Requiem for a Toad.- Survival of the Lucky.- The Book of Kaolinite.- Didelphis virginianus.- Animal Minds.- Permanent Clearcut.- Ursa Major.- Notes.

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