Coyote America Description: The New York Times best-selling account of how coyotes--long the target of an extermination policy--spread to every corner of the United States Finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award "A masterly synthesis of scientific research and personal observation." -Wall Street Journal Legends don't come close to capturing the incredible story of the coyote In the face of centuries of campaigns of annihilation employing gases, helicopters, and engineered epidemics, coyotes didn't just survive, they thrived, expanding across the continent from Alaska to New York. In the war between humans and coyotes, coyotes have won, hands-down. Coyote America is the illuminating five-million-year biography of this extraordinary animal, from its origins to its apotheosis. It is one of the great epics of our time.


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Genre : Nature
Publisher : Basic Books
ISBN-13 : 9780465098538
Copyright Year : 2016-06-07
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American Serengeti Description: America’s Great Plains once possessed one of the grandest wildlife spectacles of the world, equaled only by such places as the Serengeti, the Masai Mara, or the veld of South Africa. Pronghorn antelope, gray wolves, bison, coyotes, wild horses, and grizzly bears: less than two hundred years ago these creatures existed in such abundance that John James Audubon was moved to write, “it is impossible to describe or even conceive the vast multitudes of these animals.” In a work that is at once a lyrical evocation of that lost splendor and a detailed natural history of these charismatic species of the historic Great Plains, veteran naturalist and outdoorsman Dan Flores draws a vivid portrait of each of these animals in their glory—and tells the harrowing story of what happened to them at the hands of market hunters and ranchers and ultimately a federal killing program in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Great Plains with its wildlife intact dazzled Americans and Europeans alike, prompting numerous literary tributes. American Serengeti takes its place alongside these celebratory works, showing us the grazers and predators of the plains against the vast opalescent distances, the blue mountains shimmering on the horizon, the great rippling tracts of yellowed grasslands. Far from the empty “flyover country” of recent times, this landscape is alive with a complex ecology at least 20,000 years old—a continental patrimony whose wonders may not be entirely lost, as recent efforts hold out hope of partial restoration of these historic species. Written by an author who has done breakthrough work on the histories of several of these animals—including bison, wild horses, and coyotes—American Serengeti is as rigorous in its research as it is intimate in its sense of wonder—the most deeply informed, closely observed view we have of the Great Plains’ wild heritage.


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Coyote At The Kitchen Door Description: A moose frustrates commuters by wandering onto the highway; a cougar stalks his prey through suburban backyards; an alligator suns himself in a strip mall parking lot. Such stories, which regularly make headline news, highlight the blurred divide that now exists between civilization and wilderness. 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 our insatiable 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 Americaâe"urban and wild alike. DeStefano traces a female coyoteâe(tm)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.


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Genre : Nature
Publisher : Harvard University Press
ISBN-13 : 0674035569
Copyright Year : 2010
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Coyotes Description: Originally published in 1978, this text pulls together much disparate research in coyote evolution, taxonomy, reproduction, communication, behavioral development, population dynamics, and ecological studies in the Southwest, Minnesota, Iowa, New England, and Wyoming. (Animals/Pets)


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Genre : Nature
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ISBN-13 : 1930665423
Copyright Year : 2001-11-01
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Coyote Nation Description: With the arrival of the transcontinental railroad in the 1880s came the emergence of a modern and profoundly multicultural New Mexico. Native Americans, working-class Mexicans, elite Hispanos, and black and white newcomers all commingled and interacted in the territory in ways that had not been previously possible. But what did it mean to be white in this multiethnic milieu? And how did ideas of sexuality and racial supremacy shape ideas of citizenry and determine who would govern the region? Coyote Nation considers these questions as it explores how New Mexicans evaluated and categorized racial identities through bodily practices. Where ethnic groups were numerous and—in the wake of miscegenation—often difficult to discern, the ways one dressed, bathed, spoke, gestured, or even stood were largely instrumental in conveying one's race. Even such practices as cutting one's hair, shopping, drinking alcohol, or embalming a deceased loved one could inextricably link a person to a very specific racial identity. A fascinating history of an extraordinarily plural and polyglot region, Coyote Nation will be of value to historians of race and ethnicity in American culture.


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Genre : History
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
ISBN-13 : 0226532526
Copyright Year : 2008-08-04
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Coyote Description: Coyote, who has a nose for trouble, insists that the crows teach him how to fly, but the experience ends in disaster for him.


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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN-13 : 0152019588
Copyright Year : 1994
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Doctor Coyote Description: Twentieth-century illustrations accompany Aztec interpretations of Aesop's fables featuring the trickster Coyote.


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Genre : Aesop's fables
Publisher : Aladdin
ISBN-13 : 0689807392
Copyright Year : 1996
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Eastern Coyote Description: Biologist Gerry Parker has studied this versatile and successful coyote and tracked the animal's origins and population patterns. A fascinating animal, and a comprehensive book.


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Genre : Nature
Publisher : Halifax, N.S. : Nimbus Pub.
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105017370524
Copyright Year : 1995
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Americans Hate Coyotes Description: The coyote, America's Song Dog, is possibly the most hated species in North America. They are killed by the thousands every year, and - even though current research says lethal control is unreliable and in excess - their blood keeps spilling. Why? This book takes a deep dive into the history of Canis latrans in North America in the context of environmental policy, ecological research, and environmental ethics to uncover the ideology behind America's war on coyotes.


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ISBN-13 : 1658716957
Copyright Year : 2020-01-10
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Coyote Speaks Description: Explores through words and images the stories and cultures of some Native American tribes.


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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
ISBN-13 : 0810993724
Copyright Year : 2008-08-01
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