Creatures of the Kingdom

Creatures of the Kingdom

Stories of Animals and Nature

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of nature stories describes the era of dinosaurs, the forces that created geological wonders, the struggle for survival, and evolution

Blackwell North Amer
From James A. Michener, America's favorite story-teller, comes this treasury of sixteen tales about the natural world.
Millions of readers have been captivated by the stories of the woolly mammoth in Alaska, the wily gander in Chesapeake, the awesome birth of the Hawaiian Islands in Hawaii, and the evolution of the Rocky Mountains in Centennial. These and other excerpts from Michener's superb novels are here collected in a single volume, along with one never-before-published story. Together they offer a mesmerizing journey through the natural world, across time, and around the globe.
Mr. Michener re-creates the planet Earth as it existed millions of years ago when dinosaurs flourished; he vividly describes the vast forces that created the geological wonders we know today; he explains how, in the millennia-old struggle for survival, some species endured and evolved while others disappeared. Several stories illuminate man's relationship with animals, such as the love between master and dog in Chesapeake and the antagonism between homeowner and armadillo in Texas.
Illustrated with seventeen drawings, each occupying two full pages, Creatures of the Kingdom is sure to enchant readers of all ages.

& Taylor

A collection of nature stories--one never-before-published--takes readers on a journey through the natural world, describing the era of dinosaurs, the forces that created geological wonders, the struggle for survival, and evolution. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1993.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780679413677
Branch Call Number: MIC
Characteristics: 281 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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