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The Resource The way of coyote : shared journeys in the urban wilds, Gavin Van Horn

The way of coyote : shared journeys in the urban wilds, Gavin Van Horn

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The way of coyote : shared journeys in the urban wilds
Title
The way of coyote
Title remainder
shared journeys in the urban wilds
Statement of responsibility
Gavin Van Horn
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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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Writing style
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10741649
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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Van Horn, Gavin
Dewey number
591.75/60977311
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH541.5.C6
LC item number
V37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Urban animals
  • Coyote
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Animals and civilization
  • Animals and civilization
  • Coyote
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Urban animals
  • Illinois
  • NATURE / Animals
  • NATURE / Ecology
  • NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology
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shared journeys in the urban wilds
Label
The way of coyote : shared journeys in the urban wilds, Gavin Van Horn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-234)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : A companionable dissolution to Plan A -- I. 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 -- II. 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 -- III. Conciliation. Prelude : Coyote creates new paths ; Shagbark thoughts ; Vole-a-thon ; Desire lines ; Corridors of change ; Greenways ; Blueways ; Mindways -- Epilogue : Postscript to a hope
Control code
on1028605407
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 234 pages
Isbn
9780226441580
Lccn
2018013996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028693708
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1028605407
Label
The way of coyote : shared journeys in the urban wilds, Gavin Van Horn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-234)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : A companionable dissolution to Plan A -- I. 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 -- II. 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 -- III. Conciliation. Prelude : Coyote creates new paths ; Shagbark thoughts ; Vole-a-thon ; Desire lines ; Corridors of change ; Greenways ; Blueways ; Mindways -- Epilogue : Postscript to a hope
Control code
on1028605407
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 234 pages
Isbn
9780226441580
Lccn
2018013996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028693708
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1028605407

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