Follows the repopulation of the mountain lion species in Boulder, Colorado, describing how they began reclaiming their natural territory in the late 1980s, in a volume that also discusses the history of the mountain lion and Boulder's human efforts to coexist with their wild neighbors
A mammal ecologist’s intimate portrait of the fox draws on scientific research in multiple countries to share insights into the species’ evolution, its highly adaptable nature and the cultural history it has inspired.
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.
Telling the 300-year history of wild wolves in America, as well as our own history seen through our relationship with wolves, the author of Sightings, an eloquent voice in the battle to bring them back to the wild, makes the powerful case that, without wolves, not only will America's whole ecology unravel, but Americans will lose much of our national soul.
A zoologist and animal-behavior expert describes the often spectacular and remarkable behavior of animals around the U.S., including the migration of gray whales, the scuba diving of spiny lobsters, the synchronized blinking of fireflies and scorpions that glow blue-green.
Examines the natural and urban factors that have caused the spread of coyote wildlife through the eastern regions of America, tracing the species' longtime negative connotations in spite of their capacity for living harmoniously with humans.
Sam Hunter, a yuppie salesman who has everything he needs except the beautiful Calliope's love, confronts Coyote, the Indian trickster god, and his own forgotten and buried life as Samson Hunts Alone, a native American outlaw.
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 ourinsatiable 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.
The author describes the vast hidden world she discovered after she observed deer as they fought through a rough winter, bred fawns in the spring, fended off predators and hunters, and made it to the next fall, in a book by the best-selling author of The Hidden Life of Dogs.
A provocative assessment of how the endangered statuses of predatory animals reflect the planet's ecological health is a cautionary account that draws direct links between dwindling numbers of great cats, flying raptors, and giant fish and threatening increases in wild herd populations, insects, and disease.
Desperate to obtain the fire guarded by three Evil Spirits, the shivery People from the valley flatter Coyote into obtaining the fire for them, and he enlists the help of several animal friends in the pursuit.
Mischievous, troublemaking Coyote gets the crows to teach him how to sing, dance, and fly like them, but the crows soon tire of his bragging and boasting and set out to teach the trickster a much-needed lesson. By the Caldecott Honor-winning author of Raven.
A retelling of a traditional Ute tale recounts the story of the thieving Coyote, the beautiful blanket that he steals, and the hummingbird, who tries to save Coyote from the wrath of the spirit of the great desert.