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The way of coyote : shared journeys in the urban wilds

Van Horn, Gavin (author.).

Summary: "A hiking trail through majestic mountains. A raw, unpeopled wilderness stretching as far as the eye can see. These are the settings we associate with our most famous books about nature. But Gavin Van Horn isn't most nature writers. He lives and works not in some perfectly remote cabin in the woods but in a city-a big city. And that city has offered him something even more valuable than solitude: a window onto the surprising attractiveness of cities to animals. What was once in his mind essentially a nature-free blank slate turns out to actually be a bustling place where millions of wild things roam. He came to realize that our own paths are crisscrossed by the tracks and flyways of endangered black-crowned night herons, Cooper's hawks, brown bats, coyotes, opossums, white-tailed deer, and many others who thread their lives ably through our own. With The Way of Coyote, Gavin Van Horn reveals the stupendous diversity of species that can flourish in urban landscapes like Chicago. That isn't to say city living is without its challenges. Chicago has been altered dramatically over a relatively short timespan-its soils covered by concrete, its wetlands drained and refilled, its river diverted and made to flow in the opposite direction. The stories in The Way of Coyote occasionally lament lost abundance, but they also point toward incredible adaptability and resilience, such as that displayed by beavers plying the waters of human-constructed canals or peregrine falcons raising their young atop towering skyscrapers."--Publisher's description.

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  • ISBN: 9780226441580
  • ISBN: 022644158X
  • Physical Description: print
    vi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: A companionable dissolution to Plan A -- Inhabitation. Prelude: Coyote rolls the dice ; The Channel coyotes ; Scrapers of sky ; Under construction ; The TV graveyard near Tong's Tiki Hut ; De los pajaritos del monte -- Anima. Prelude: Coyote calls a council ; An etiquette of sound ; A language that transcends words ; The cool red eye of Chicago ; Vulning ; The city bleeds out (reflections on Lake Michigan) ; Great blue meditation ; A question of monarchs -- Conciliation. Prelude: Coyote creates new paths ; Shagbark thoughts ; Vole-a-thon ; Desire lines ; Corridors of change ; Greenways ; Blueways ; Mindways -- Epilogue: Postscript to a hope.
Subject: Urban animals Illinois Chicago
Coyote Illinois Chicago
Human-animal relationships Illinois Chicago
Animals and civilization Illinois Chicago

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