A provocative and richly detailed exploration of the critical relationship between humans and the great predators of the animal kingdom by the award winning author of The Song of Dodo.
David Quammen is a recipient of the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the author of five acclaimed natural history titles. His book, The Song of the Dodo, won the BP Natural World Book Prize in 1996. He lives in Montana.
Erudite, witty, and utterly fascinating, David Quammen's exegesis
of the life and habits of four parlous predators - creatures that
can and do consume humans - sets a new standard in nature
writing.Here we have biology, history, sociology, politics and
behaviourism combined in as full and rich a portrait of these
animals and their environment as had ever been produced * T. C.
Boyle, author of THE ROAD TO WELLVILLE *
David Quammen is a brilliant young star of nature writing
David Quammen is a master
David Quammen has given us a frontline report from the longest war in human history - the struggle against man-eating carnivores - and shows how much we have lost by winning it. Monster of God is an adventure to read - and a sobering reminder of our place in the natural world