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The Resource Coyote at the kitchen door : living with wildlife in suburbia, Stephen DeStefano

Coyote at the kitchen door : living with wildlife in suburbia, Stephen DeStefano

Label
Coyote at the kitchen door : living with wildlife in suburbia
Title
Coyote at the kitchen door
Title remainder
living with wildlife in suburbia
Statement of responsibility
Stephen DeStefano
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A moose frustrates commuters by wandering onto the highway; a cougar stalks his prey through suburban backyards; an alligator suns himself in a strip mall parking lot. Such stories, which regularly make headline news, highlight the blurred divide that now exists between civilization and wilderness." "In Coyote at the Kitchen Door, Stephen DeStefano draws on decades of experience as a biologist and conservationist to examine the interplay between urban sprawl and wayward wildlife. As he explores what our insatiable appetite for real estate means for the health and wellbeing of animals and ourselves, he highlights growing concerns, such as the loss of darkness at night because of light pollution. DeStefano writes movingly about the contrasts between constructed and natural environments and about the sometimes cherished, sometimes feared place that nature holds in our modern lives, as we cluster into cities yet show an increasing interest in the natural world." "Woven throughout the book is the story of one of the most successful species in North America: the coyote. Once restricted to the prairies of the West, this adaptable animal now inhabits most of North America - urban and wild alike. DeStefano traces a female coyote's movements along a winding path between landscapes in which her species learned to survive and flourish. Coyote at the Kitchen Door asks us to rethink the meaning of progress and create a new suburban wildlife ethic."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeStefano, Stephen
Dewey number
591.75/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH541.5.C6
NAL item number
D47 2010
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban animals
  • Coyote
  • Urbanization
Label
Coyote at the kitchen door : living with wildlife in suburbia, Stephen DeStefano
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn318876869
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 196 pages
Isbn
9780674035560
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009035387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o318876869
  • (OCoLC)318876869
  • (Sirsi) b13127214
Label
Coyote at the kitchen door : living with wildlife in suburbia, Stephen DeStefano
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn318876869
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 196 pages
Isbn
9780674035560
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009035387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o318876869
  • (OCoLC)318876869
  • (Sirsi) b13127214

Library Locations

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