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Darwin's fox and my coyote / Holly Menino
Bib ID 4362611
Format BookBook
Author
Menino, H. M
 
Online Versions
Description Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2008 
182 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780813926759
Summary

"A rare fox in the South American cordillera ... a disappearing fox on an island off California ... a common coyote in the Albany suburbs. How do these wild carnivores live? And what is it about the places they live that allows them to survive? Holly Menino joins up with three young scientists to find out, and along the way is drawn into a broader consideration of the science that defines these animals' natural histories."

"Darwin's Fox and My Coyote is a sympathetic but unsentimental examination of animals in their habitats. Field biology spearheaded the animal conservation movement by creating a new awareness of wild animals and bringing to public consciousness their needs and vulnerabilities. The conservation movement has fostered a general sense that land is slurring out from under wild; animals at a pace that threatens their very survival. But if that threat is known, it is little understood. Few realize that animals are becoming extinct at rates that far exceed the ability of scientists to help stabilize their populations. Menino confronts the public attitudes that reinforce these calamitous realities and thwart animal conservation efforts."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • 1. Here's Where I Ride Up to It
  • 2. The Island of Missing Foxes
  • 3. How to Set a Trap
  • 4. How to Spot a Fox
  • 5. Loners
  • 6. The Uses of the Dead
  • 7. Here's Where I Get Off
  • 8. Predator and Parable
  • 9. Islands and Ignorance.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Canidae.  |  Canidae -- Conservation.
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