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The urban bestiary : encountering the everyday wild

Author: Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"From the bestselling author of Crow Planet, a compelling journey into the secret lives of the wild animals at our back door. In The Urban Bestiary, acclaimed nature writer Lyanda Lynn Haupt journeys into the heart of the everyday wild, where coyotes, raccoons, chickens, hawks, and humans live in closer proximity than ever before. Haupt's observations bring compelling new questions to light: Whose 'home' is this?  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lyanda Lynn Haupt
ISBN: 9780316178525 0316178527
OCLC Number: 849822315
Description: xiv, 337 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: The Bestiary's bestiary : a note on process --
Part I. Entering the bestiary. A new nature, a new bestiary ; The lost art of urban tracking --
Part II. The furred. Coyote ; Mole ; Raccoon ; Opossum ; Squirrel (and Rat) ; Black bear and Cougar --
Part III. The feathered. Bird ; Starling, House sparrow, Pigeon ; Chickadee ; Crow ; Hawk and Owl ; Chicken --
Part IV. The branching and the rooted. Tree ; Human.
Responsibility: Lyanda Lynn Haupt.

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"From the bestselling author of Crow Planet, a compelling journey into the secret lives of the wild animals at our back door. In The Urban Bestiary, acclaimed nature writer Lyanda Lynn Haupt journeys into the heart of the everyday wild, where coyotes, raccoons, chickens, hawks, and humans live in closer proximity than ever before. Haupt's observations bring compelling new questions to light: Whose 'home' is this? Where does the wild end and the city begin? And what difference does it make to us as humans living our everyday lives? In this wholly original blend of science, story, myth, and memoir, Haupt draws us into the secret world of the wild creatures that dwell among us in our urban neighborhoods, whether we are aware of them or not. With beautiful illustrations and practical sidebars on everything from animal tracking to opossum removal, The Urban Bestiary is a lyrical book that awakens wonder, delight, and respect for the urban wild, and our place within it"--
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"With her sensitivity, careful eye, and gift for language, Haupt tells her tale beauitfully, using crow study to get at a range of ever-deepening concerns about nature and our place within it, Read more...

 
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