Threads from the Web of Life: Stories in Natural History

Threads from the Web of Life: Stories in Natural History

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by Stephen Daubert, Chris Daubert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826515096

ISBN-13: 9780826515094

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press


A Selection of the Discovery Channel Book Club

In sixteen stories Steve Daubert pulls the reader into the mystery and immediacy of ecological processes spanning a range from microscopic to tectonic, from microscopic to cosmic forces. Each tale brings the reader into the moment to witness an episode of survival in the wild first-hand. The material is

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A Selection of the Discovery Channel Book Club

In sixteen stories Steve Daubert pulls the reader into the mystery and immediacy of ecological processes spanning a range from microscopic to tectonic, from microscopic to cosmic forces. Each tale brings the reader into the moment to witness an episode of survival in the wild first-hand. The material is presented on a level of intimacy and detail not usually encountered in other styles of natural history writing.

These creative non-fiction stories provide not just a bird's eye view (though that's true for the owls, warblers, condors, and hummingbirds in the book), but a wasp's eye view, a mouse's, a sea turtle's, a squid's. Sometimes the focus is as small as the detritus on the forest floor, or a single beat of the wing of a gull. Other stories range across evolutionary time. From whales and dinosaurs to creatures invisible to the naked eye, author and illustrator bring to life the dynamic interplay of living, evolving creatures and the natural forces that have shaped their worlds.

The book includes chapter notes that document the scientific basis for each story and describe the controversies still surrounding some of them -- a splendid resource for families to read and share.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826515094
Publisher:
Vanderbilt University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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Threads from the Web of Life: Stories in Natural History 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
lg4154 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. The author is very descriptive and each chapter was really short. I loved the pictures and the writing equally well. I recommend it to students and adults alike, especially to those whom like environmental studies. This book is a very quick read, I read it in the afternoon.