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Before the Echo: Essays on Nature Pete Dunne

Before the Echo: Essays on Nature

Pete Dunne

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ISBN : 9780292715783
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140 pages
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The Natural World is a lot like a game of musical chairs, observes Pete Dunne. Everywhere you turn, everywhere you go, there are places where living things sit down, niches that support their specific needs. But just as in musical chairs, thereMoreThe Natural World is a lot like a game of musical chairs, observes Pete Dunne. Everywhere you turn, everywhere you go, there are places where living things sit down, niches that support their specific needs. But just as in musical chairs, there arent enough places to go around. Our species keeps removing them - forcing other creatures to leave the game. In these twenty-nine essays, one of Americas top nature writers trains his sights on the beauties and the vulnerabilities of the natural world. Writing to infuse others with a sense of the richness and diversity that nature holds, Pete Dunne ranges over topics from the wonder of the years first snowfall to the lost art of stargazing to the mysterious forces that impel people to hunt - and not to hunt. Running like a thread through all the essays is Dunnes desire to preserve all that is natural in nature, to stop our unthinking destruction of wild places and wild creatures before we humans find ourselves with the last chair, in an empty room on an impoverished earth.