Jeffrey S Levinton

State University of New York at Stony Brook

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This edition © Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) 2003

First published in printed format 1988 Second edition 2001

A catalogue record for the original printed book is available from the British Library and from the Library of Congress Original ISBN 0 521 80317 9 hardback Original ISBN 0 521 00550 7 paperback

ISBN 0 511 01829 0 virtual (netLibrary Edition)

For Joan, always

Such stillness -

The cries of the cicadas

Sink into the rocks

- Matsuo Basho, The Narrow Road of Oku

Life don't clickety clack down a straight line track It come together and it come apart.

- Ferron, 1996

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