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Nature all around us : a guide to urban ecology

Author: Beatrix E Beisner; Christian C Messier; Luc-Alain Giraldeau
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Helps us to recognize (and look after) the natural world we traipse through in our daily lives. This book uses the familiar - such as summer Sundays humming with lawn mowers, gray squirrels foraging  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beatrix E Beisner; Christian C Messier; Luc-Alain Giraldeau
ISBN: 9780226922751 0226922758
OCLC Number: 777327501
Description: 147 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: what is ecology? --
Around the house and garden --
Apple at my core --
Arboreal aqueducts --
Lawn lions --
Praise for lazy gardeners --
The evolution of food --
Hey, taxi! --
Social life --
Bathroom drama --
Winter warmth --
In the neighborhood --
The secret life of ponds --
A life of extremes --
Prowling predator --
Pigeontown --
Animal intelligentsia --
Squirrelly neighbors --
From the chimney tops --
Long lifelines --
The metropolis --
Canary in the city --
Wing beats --
Enough already! --
Darwin's sweet tooth? --
A breath of fresh air --
Successful little birds --
Opportunistic gulls --
Urban root.
Other Titles: Écologie en ville.
Responsibility: edited by Beatrix Beisner, Christian Messier, and Luc-Alain Giraldeau ; translated by Beatrix Beisner.

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"Too often we think of nature as something we have to seek out, a remote place far from the city limits; but in fact nature is much closer than we realize. Nature All Around Us encourages us to pause Read more...

 
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