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The Urban Bestiary

Encountering the Everyday Wild
Haupt, Lyanda Lynn (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"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 ... 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?"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Haupt, Lyanda Lynn
Title: The urban bestiary
encountering the everyday wild
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2013
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: xiv, 337 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Contents: The bestiary's bestiary : a note on process
Entering the bestiary. A new nature, a new bestiary ; The lost art of urban tracking
The furred. Coyote ; Mole ; Raccoon ; Opossum ; Squirrel (and rat) ; Black bear and cougar
The feathered. Bird ; Starling, house sparrow, pigeon ; Chickadee ; Crow ; Hawk and owl ; Chicken
The branching and the booted. Tree ; Human
Summary: "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 ... 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?"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 9780316178525
0316178527
Branch Call Number: 591.756 H374u 2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-327) and index
Subject Headings: Urban animals United States Urban animals Ecology United States Wildlife watching United States Human-animal relationships United States Philosophy of nature
Topical Term: Urban animals
Urban animals
Wildlife watching
Human-animal relationships
Philosophy of nature
LCCN: 2013014205
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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

List - Vermin or urban wildlife? by: multcolib_tamaf Mar 27, 2014

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?

Where does the wild end and the city begin? Journey into the heart of the everyday wild, where coyotes, raccoons, chickens, hawks, and humans live in closer proximity than ever before.

The newest book by the Seattle author who wrote Crow Planet. Wonderful writing about urban wildlife.


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

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