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Swimming with Piranhas at Feeding Time free pdf Led by an award-winning nature writer, "Swimming with Piranhas at Feeding Time" takes the reader on a thrilling journey deep in to the domains of strange - and often dangerous - animals. Richard Conniff examines the lives of two-, four-, six- and eight-legged creatures, providing adventure-packed accounts of his many ill-advised forays into the animal kingdom. He pulls a huge snapping turtle out of a Louisiana bayou, tracks leopards with i Kung San hunters in the Namibian desert and travels through the Himalayas in pursuit of tigers and the mythical migur. He flings chicken carcasses into piranha-infested waters to check how quickly they disappear before diving in himself and encounters a man stung by 120 different species of insects, ranking their pain the way that Robert Parker ranks a wine. Again and again, Conniff courts the most dangerous animals and lives to tell the tale. This collection offers a rare chance to accompany him and see life through the lens of a bona-fide field naturalist.

About Richard Conniff

Richard Coniff, a Guggenheim Fellow and winner of the National Magazine Award, writes for Smithsonian and National Geographic and is a frequent commentator on NPR's All Things Considered and a guest columnist for the New York Times. His books include The Natural History of the Rich, Swimming with Piranhas at Feeding Time, and The Species Seekers. He lives in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

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Author : Richard Conniff
Publisher : WW Norton
Data Published : 06 July 2010
ISBN : 0393304574
EAN : 9780393304572
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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