Pandora's garden : kudzu, cockroaches, and other misfits of ecology
- Clinton Crockett Peters.
- Athens : The University of Georgia Press, 
- Physical description
- xiv, 158 pages ; 22 cm.
- Crux (Athens, Ga.)
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- Peters, Clinton Crockett, author.
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Publisher's Summary
- Pandora's Garden profiles invasive or unwanted species in the natural world and examines how our treatment of these creatures sometimes parallels in surprising ways how we treat each other. Part essay, part nature writing, part narrative nonfiction, the chapters in Pandora's Garden are like the biospheres of the globe; as the successive chapters unfold, they blend together like ecotones, creating a microcosm of the world in which we sustain nonhuman lives but also contain them. There are many reasons particular flora and fauna may be unwanted, from the physical to the psychological. Sometimes they may possess inherent qualities that when revealed help us to interrogate human perception and our relationship to an unwanted other. Pandora's Garden is primarily about creatures that humans don't get along with, such as rattlesnakes and sharks, but the chapters also take on a range of other subjects, including stolen children in Australia, the treatment of illegal immigrants in Texas, and the disgust function of the human limbic system. Peters interweaves these diverse subjects into a whole that mirrors the evolving and interrelated world whose surprises and oddities he delights in revealing.
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- Crux, the Georgia series in literary nonfiction
- 9780820353203 paperback ; alkaline paper
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- 9780820353210 electronic book
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