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The Resource Wild ones : a sometimes dismaying, weirdly reassuring story about looking at people looking at animals in America, Jon Mooallem

Wild ones : a sometimes dismaying, weirdly reassuring story about looking at people looking at animals in America, Jon Mooallem

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Wild ones : a sometimes dismaying, weirdly reassuring story about looking at people looking at animals in America
Title
Wild ones
Title remainder
a sometimes dismaying, weirdly reassuring story about looking at people looking at animals in America
Statement of responsibility
Jon Mooallem
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Journalist Jon Mooallem has watched his little daughter's world overflow with animals butterfly pajamas, appliquéd owls--while the actual world she's inheriting slides into a great storm of extinction. Half of all species could disappear by the end of the century, and scientists now concede that most of America's endangered animals will survive only if conservationists keep rigging the world around them in their favor. So Mooallem ventures into the field, often taking his daughter with him, on a tour through our environmental moment and the eccentric cultural history of people and wild animals in America that inflects it--from Thomas Jefferson's celebrations of early abundance to the turn-of the-last-century origins of the teddy bear to the whale-loving hippies of the 1970s. Our most comforting ideas about nature unravel. In their place, Mooallem forges a new and affirming vision of the human animal and the wild ones as kindred creatures on an imperfect planet.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mooallem, Jon
Dewey number
333.954/16
Index
index present
LC call number
QL84.2
LC item number
.M66 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Endangered species
  • Animals and civilization
  • National characteristics, American
  • Social values
Label
Wild ones : a sometimes dismaying, weirdly reassuring story about looking at people looking at animals in America, Jon Mooallem
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
339 p.
Isbn
9781594204425
Note
ULS
System control number
  • (OCoLC)coq01487912
  • 158968
Label
Wild ones : a sometimes dismaying, weirdly reassuring story about looking at people looking at animals in America, Jon Mooallem
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
339 p.
Isbn
9781594204425
Note
ULS
System control number
  • (OCoLC)coq01487912
  • 158968
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