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The Urban Bestiary by Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Little, Brown and Company
On sale: September 17, 2013

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From the bestselling author of Crow Planet, a compelling journey into the secret lives of the wild animals at our back door

“The challenge of our time is the movement from rural villages to big cities where nature seems gone. Haupt’s brilliant book restores nature in our lives and uplifts that relationship with stories full of wonder, awe and love.”
David Suzuki, author of The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature

“Animals are all around us, especially the most interesting birds of all that live with us. We can all watch them and enjoy and learn. Why go to South America and search for a quetzal sitting in a tree? Want to see real birds? Just put up a bird box and spread some seeds and watch sparrows in your back yard. The Urban Bestiary is a great read. It will get folks out there having fun.”
Bernd Heinrich, author of Mind of the Raven and Life Everlasting

In THE URBAN BESTIARY, acclaimed nature writer Lyanda Lynn Haupt journeys into the heart of the everyday wild, where coyotes, raccoons, chickens, hawks, and humans live in closer proximity than ever before. Haupt’s observations bring compelling new questions to light: Whose “home” is this? Where does the wild end and the city begin? And what difference does it make to us as humans living our everyday lives? In this wholly original blend of science, story, myth, and memoir, Haupt draws us into the secret world of the wild creatures that dwell among us in our urban neighborhoods, whether we are aware of them or not. With beautiful illustrations and practical sidebars on everything from animal tracking to opossum removal, THE URBAN BESTIARY is a lyrical book that awakens wonder, delight, and respect for the urban wild, and our place within it.

Lyanda Lynn Haupt has created and directed educational programs for Seattle Audubon, worked in raptor rehabilitation in Vermont, and is a seabird researcher for the Fish and Wildlife Service in the remote tropical Pacific. She is the author of Crow Planet, Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent, and Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds (winner of the 2002 Washington State Book Award). Her writing has appeared in Image, Open Spaces, Wild Earth, Conservation Biology Journal, Birdwatcher’s Digest, and the Prairie Naturalist. Winner of the 2010 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award.

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The Ragged Edge of the World

The Ragged Edge of the World: Encounters at the Frontier Where Modernity, Wildlands, and Indigenous Peoples Meet
by Eugene Linden
Viking / On Sale Date: March 17, 2011 

“Thoughtful and compelling”
National Geographic

The Ragged Edge of the World is a call to arms – albeit one that may already be too late, given humankind’s astonishing ability to destroy the environment. It underlines the need for those organisations most concerned with understanding the natural world and its fragile complexities to do much more to reverse the tide.”
Financial Times

“A well-rendered but disheartening tale of a life’s work documenting the ‘human and animal detritus left behind in the aftermath of the advancing armies of the consumer society’”
Kirkus Reviews

“Linden’s involving and provocative dispatches and discerning long view offer piercing insights into how very difficult it is to protect ecosystems and traditional cultures, and how terribly impoverished we will be as so many wondrous species and invaluable forms of indigenous knowledge, much far beyond science in understanding nature, vanish.”

 Linden provides an original look at globalization and its impact on various cultures and species throughout the world. Anyone interested in global environmental issues will find this book informative. Highly recommended for its readability and content.”
Library Journal

For over thirty years Eugene Linden has traveled the world researching his books and writing for National Geographic, Time, and many other publications, on nature and the environment. While these trips were prompted by diverse writing assignments, all were informed by a singular hunger: a desire to see the places where modernity and tradition collide. In his book, THE RAGGED EDGE OF THE WORLD: Encounters at the Frontier Where Modernity, Wildlands, and Indigenous Peoples Meet (Viking; $26.95; 256 pages; ISBN 978-0-670-2251-9; On-sale March 21, 2011) award-winning author and environmental journalist Linden puts a human face on globalism by examining how various cultures around the world are succumbing to—or resisting—modernity.

Eugene Linden is the author of seven books, including The Winds of Change and The Parrot’s Lament And Other True Tales of Animal Intrigue, Intelligence, and Ingenuity. For many years, Linden wrote about global environmental issues for Time and has contributed to The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Fortune, and Slate.

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