Conniff, Richard. Swimming with Piranhas at Feeding Time: My Life Doing Dumb Stuff with Animals. W. W. Norton & Company, 2009. ISBN 978-0393068931 pp. $
Swimming with Piranhas at Feeding Time is a wonderful collection of natural history essays, but some stories are definitely more entertaining than others–sometimes Conniff gets caught up in “just the facts” and at other times, his writing just shines and he has such a nice turn of phrase.