The urban bestiary : encountering the everyday wild
- Lyanda Lynn Haupt.
- First edition.
- New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
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- Physical description
- xiv, 337 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Biology Library (Falconer)
QH541.5 .C6 H38 2013
- Unknown QH541.5 .C6 H38 2013
- Haupt, Lyanda Lynn.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-327) and index.
- 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
- Squirrel (and Rat)
- Black Bear and Cougar
- Part III. The Feathered Bird
- Starling, House Sparrow, Pigeon
- Hawk and Owl
- Part IV. The Branching and the Rooted Tree
- Publisher's Summary
- 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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