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    Every Creeping Thing: True Tales of Faintly Repulsive Wildlife: “Conniff is a splendid writer–fresh, clear, uncondescending, and with never a false step; one can’t resist quoting him.” (NY Times Book Review)

    The Species Seekers:  Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth by Richard Conniff is “a swashbuckling romp” that “brilliantly evokes that just-before Darwin era” (BBC Focus) and “an enduring story bursting at the seams with intriguing, fantastical and disturbing anecdotes” (New Scientist). “This beautifully written book has the verve of an adventure story” (Wall St. Journal)

    Swimming with Piranhas at Feeding Time by Richard Conniff  is “Hilariously informative…This book will remind you why you always wanted to be a naturalist.” (Outside magazine) “Field naturalist Conniff’s animal adventures … are so amusing and full color that they burst right off the page …  a quick and intensely pleasurable read.” (Seed magazine) “Conniff’s poetic accounts of giraffes drifting past like sail boats, and his feeble attempts to educate Vervet monkeys on the wonders of tissue paper will leave your heart and sides aching.  An excellent read.” (BBC Focus magazine)

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Being Well Read

Posted by Richard Conniff on January 4, 2010

This is kind of a hoot.  I just looked at my Christmas card from Evolutionary Anthropology magazine and realized that it shows Charles Darwin reading the issue with my cover story about the discovery of the gorilla.

All I need now are a few more readers among the living.

Happy New Year!


4 Responses to “Being Well Read”

  1. haha nice! I’ll have to read it when I get a chance…

  2. Preeti said

    I’m a reader! I read your Swimming with Piranhas at Feeding Time last year and absolutely loved it! Just discovered you have a blog, which is awesome. I’m looking forward to your new book!
    (There are way too many exclamations marks here but I get excited when an author has a blog or is involved in any type of social media.)

  3. A fine image for those of us who take Burroughs’ line to heart: “to see with your reason as well as with your perceptions, that is to be an observer and to read the book of nature aright.” (Ways of Nature, 1905).

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