Trinity University Press

David Rains Wallace

David Rains Wallace has published eighteen books, including two more about Central America, The Quetzal and the Macaw: The Story of Costa Rica’s National Parks and Adventuring in Central America: A Sierra Club Travel Guide. The Klamath Knot: Explorations of Myth and Evolution received the 1984 John Burroughs Medal for Nature Writing and Chuckwalla Land: The Riddle of California’s Desert received a 2012 Commonwealth Club of California Gold Medal for Literature. Other titles include The Turquoise Dragon: An Eco-thriller, and Beasts of Eden: Walking Whales, Dawn Horses, and Other Enigmas of Mammal Evolution. Wallace lives in Berkeley, California.

The Monkey’s Bridge

The Monkey’s Bridge is the story of Central America’s role as an evolutionary link between continents. No place reflects the sweep of evolutionary change more than Central America, where northern and southern organisms mingle in ecosystems ranging from Guatemalan pine-oak forests to Panamanian rain forests. Award-winning writer David Rains Wallace artfully combines vivid travel writing,...

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