Structured around visceral and poetic evocations of wildlife encounters
ranging across the Americas from Mexico to Alaska, from the backyard to
off-the-map, Animal Dialogues is filled with excitement. Stalked by a
mountain lion at a water hole in Arizona; smelt fishing north of
Seattle; flying with a bald eagle in a 1947 floatplane; surviving winter
snows in a tipi but battling the mice; saved by the call of a great
horned owl when skiing home from a Telluride bar in a blizzard; Childs’
boundless adventures yield unparalleled riches on the page. This is a
book to treasure.
— Sara, Atlanta
THE ANIMAL DIALOGUES tells of Craig Childs' own chilling experiences among the grizzlies of the Arctic, sharks off the coast of British Columbia and in the turquoise waters of Central America, jaguars in the bush of northern Mexico, mountain lions, elk, Bighorn Sheep, and others. More than chilling, however, these stories are lyrical, enchanting, and reach beyond what one commonly assumes an "animal story" is or should be. THE ANIMAL DIALOGUES is a book about another world that exists alongside our own, an entire realm of languages and interactions that humans rarely get the chance to witness.
About the Author
Craig Childs -- naturalist, adventurer, desert ecologist, and frequent contributor to National Public Radio's Morning Edition -- lives in Crawford, Colorado. His previous books include House of Rain, The Way Out, The Secret Knowledge of Water and Soul of Nowhere.