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Living Large in Nature: A Writer’s Idea of Creationism

by Reg Saner
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. 136 pages.

Reviewer Lisa H. Sideris explains, “Reg Saner’s book Living Large in Nature ... explores the concept of creation from a writer and nature lover’s perspective. The book is part memoir, part argument for the superior charms of a Darwinian view of life—not to mention the charms of the American West.” While praising the book as well-written and for its intriguing discussion of the atomic bomb, Sideris also faulted it as self-absorbed and self-congratulatory as well as adopting a simplistic view of both religion and science: “In the end, Saner’s book is a sermon to the converted.”