The Urban Bestiary

The Urban Bestiary

Encountering the Everyday Wild

Book - 2013
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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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316178525
Call Number: 591.756 H293u
Characteristics: xiv, 337 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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Our cities are home to a surprising number of species from coyotees, racoons to numerous birds.

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Apr 17, 2014

I loved this book. It was informative but not in a stuffy or boring way. Very enjoyable to read.


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