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Bears in the backyard : big animals, sprawling suburbs, and the new urban jungle

Author: Edward R Ricciuti
Publisher: Woodstock, Vermont : The Countryman Press, New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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As human population centers sprawl out into once open lands, and as conservation efforts help devastated wildlife populations recover, humans are having more frequent interactions with large and often dangerous wild animals. This book examines the reasons for and often violent consequences of these encounters; it might have you rethinking your decision to buy a home in that convenient new subdivision.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward R Ricciuti
ISBN: 9781581572179 1581572174
OCLC Number: 857405157
Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The big cat is back : return of the cougar --
Cougar attacks and how to survive them --
Reap what you sow : how the environmental movement and urban sprawl triggered the animal invasion --
Coyote on the cul-de-sac : coyotes in cities and new wolves in the woods --
That's not Big Bird at your feeder : an abundance of bruins- --
Deadliest of all? : dangerous deer and marauding moose --
Gators on the golf course : will success spoil the American alligator? --
Alien invasion : will global warming trigger a plague of serpents? --
Prowling poisoners : the venomous snakes next door --
Peaceful coexistence : searching for a balance.
Responsibility: Edward R. Ricciuti.

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Fang and claw have jumped the white picket fence as encounters with cougars in Chicago, alligators in Florida, and bears virtually everywhere have become increasingly commonplace. Author Edward  Read more...

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