A Desert Bestiary by Gregory McNamee
Folklore, Literature, and Ecological Thought from the World's Dry Places

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Following the model of the medieval Latin bestiaries, Gregory McNamee has written a book at once naturalistic, folkloristic, and literary, made up of short essays on forty-three animals of the world’s deserts. These essays discuss the creatures as they are and as they are imagined, and bring their natural lives and histories vividly to the page.

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Gregory McNamee is a writer, journalist, editor, photographer, and consultant in publishing, film, and other media. He is the author or title-page editor of 30 books and more than 3,000 articles, essays, reviews, interviews, editorials, poems, and short stories. He is a consultant, contributor, and contributing editor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica and its blog, as well as a regular reviewer for Kirkus Reviews, a contributing editor to the Bloomsbury Review, and a correspondent for TravelIntelligence.net. He is a research associate at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona. He lives in Tucson.
Published December 31, 1996 by Johnson Books. 166 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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