StudioTulsa
4:12 pm
Wed May 26, 2010

Lions and Tigers and Bears --- and Other "Deadly Kingdom" Predators

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Journalist and author Gordon Grice, who grew up in Western Oklahoma and is now based in Wisconsin, has written for The New Yorker, Harper's, Discover, Granta, and other magazines. He's our guest on today's edition of StudioTulsa. We reached him by phone recently to hear all about his new book, "Deadly Kingdom: The Book of Dangerous Animals." Long on facts, figures, and fine illustrations, this volume --- which is also darkly funny at times --- is a difficult-to-put-down compendium of animal predation: dogs, wolves, snakes, sharks, tigers, elephants, hippos, and so forth. Once tagged by Michael Pollan as "a fresh, strange, and wonderful new voice in American nature writing," Grice presents a vast array of findings that are by turns surprising and horrifying --- and always fascinating.