The Urban Bestiary: Encountering The Everyday Wild by Lyanda Lynn HauptThe Urban Bestiary: Encountering The Everyday Wild by Lyanda Lynn Haupt

The Urban Bestiary: Encountering The Everyday Wild

byLyanda Lynn Haupt

Hardcover | September 17, 2013

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From the bestselling author ofCrow 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.

Lyanda Lynn Haupt has created and directed educational programs for Seattle Audubon, worked in raptor rehabilitation inVermont, and is a seabird researcher for the Fish and Wildlife Service in the remote tropical Pacific. She is the author ofCrow Planet,Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent,andRare Encounters with Ordinary Birds(winner o...
Title:The Urban Bestiary: Encountering The Everyday WildFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.75 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:September 17, 2013Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316178527

ISBN - 13:9780316178525

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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, immersing us in a heady hybrid of science, history, how-to, and memoir."-Los Angeles Times