Books  Regional Natural History  Americas 

Wild Moments: Adventures with Animals of the North

Edited By: Michael Engelhard

221 pages, line drawings

University of Alaska Press

Paperback | Sep 2009 | #178217 | ISBN-13: 9781602230484
Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available Details
NHBS Price: £14.50 $18/€16 approx

About this book

Wild Moments brings readers face to face with the North's incredible fauna, through accounts by the best of contemporary nature writers. Their stories transcend the mere hunting-and-fishing or natural history narrative. The book's 33 selections showcase different species and capture wild animals in their essence: the magic and unpredictability, the humor, the pathos, the offbeat, bone-and-gristle, the smell of blood and the softness of fur.

While these essays are rooted in landscapes known intimately by only few people, each touches upon universal themes-the desires and dilemmas, fears and choices that spring from our tangling with wildness. Above all, they remind us what is at risk of being lost.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!


Michael Engelhard has authored and edited several books of nature writing, most recently, Redrock Almanac. Trained as a cultural anthropologist, he migrates between the Colorado Plateau and Alaska, where he works as a wilderness guide. His interests range from whales to voles but encompass the wild side of Homo sapiens.

Bestsellers in this subject

Britain's Treasure Islands

NHBS Price: £24.99 £29.99 (Save £5.00) $31/€28 approx

Mammals, Amphibians, and Reptiles of Costa Rica

NHBS Price: £24.99 $31/€28 approx

Galapagos Islands Explorer

NHBS Price: £8.99 £9.99 (Save £1.00) $11/€10 approx

Collins Traveller's Guide - Wildlife of the Galápagos

NHBS Special Offer Price: £11.99 £16.99 (Save £5.00) $15/€13 approx (ends 31/12/2016)

Falkland Islands Explorer

NHBS Price: £7.19 £7.99 (Save £0.80) $9/€8 approx