Registered by biba89 of Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on 10/9/2007
I hardly ever buy new books, but from this Quammen guy i simply want to have everything he has written. The Amazon box arrived today. Hoorray!
This David Quammen has captured my brain as well as my heart. I have learnt a whole lot from this book - about the starfish gobbling up the Great Barrier reef, about the Tohono O'odham, the desert tribe known as Papago with their metabolism wired for survival in a rythm of abundance and shortage. About the Russian submarine freeing the beluga whales with the aid of classical music - but who was the composer? And about the earthworms turning the topsoil inside out. But most of all, I admired his heart in his writing.