Monkey for Breakfast: Stories from an Enthralling Planet

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AuthorHouse, Dec 7, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 116 pages
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George Sly’s experiences as a biologist and observer of nature provide the background for a series of essays which speak movingly of our relationship with the natural world. His stories carry us from his rural Indiana home to the rainforests of Malaysia and Peru. In them, he reminds us of the value of loved ones, our need for connection with nature, the delights of travel, and the rewards of a reflective life. In essays ranging from the whimsical to the serious, his writings reveal to us a world that is indeed enthralling. From the graphic workings of a family farm, to his friendship with tribal people of the rainforest, and on to a grandfathers’ attempt to explain life’s calamities, these compositions both entertain and give us much to contemplate.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Great Treasures
2
Chapter 2 No Fence Makes Good Neighbors
5
Chapter 3 Sugar Creek Idyll
7
Chapter 4 My Favorite Professor
9
Chapter 5 The Tragic Death of Billy
12
Chapter 6 Hiking the Canyon
15
Chapter 7 In Yellowstone Country
19
Chapter 8 Grand Prix
24
Chapter 12 Monkey for Breakfast
45
Chapter 13 Hylobates at Play
52
Chapter 14 Pangolin Pandemonium
58
Chapter 15 Swimming with Sharks
62
Chapter 16 The Fruit of the Durian Tree
70
Chapter 17 Comes the Chullachaqui
74
Chapter 18 The House on the Urco Mirano
78
Chapter 19 I Just Wanted a Pepsi
83

Chapter 9 Starving in a Land of Plenty
30
Chapter 10 Night Walking
35
Chapter 11 Dohdong
38
Chapter 20 Remote Places
87
Chapter 21 Papaw Why Did God Make Mass Extinctions?
98
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