On animals / Susan Orlean.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|North Kansas City Public Library||591.5 ORLEAN 2021 (Text)||0001002382677||Nonfiction New||On holds shelf||-|
- ISBN: 9781982181536
- ISBN: 1982181532
- Physical Description: 241 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Avid Reader Press, 2021.
- Copyright: ©2021
"These pieces originally appeared in slightly modified form in The New Yorker, Smithsonian, the Atlantic, and as an Amazon Original"--Copyright page.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (page 239).
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Introduction: Animalish -- The it bird -- Show dog -- The lady and the tigers -- Riding high -- Little wing -- Animal action -- Where's Willy? -- Carbonaro and Primavera -- Lifelike -- Lion whisperer -- The rabbit outbreak -- The perfect beast -- Lost dog -- Where donkeys deliver -- Farmville.
"'How we interact with animals has preoccupied philosophers, poets, and naturalists for ages,' writes Susan Orlean. Since the age of six, when Orlean wrote and illustrated a book called Herbert the Near-Sighted Pigeon, she's been drawn to stories about how we live with animals, and how they abide by us. Now, in On Animals, she examines animal-human relationships through the compelling tales she has written over the course of her celebrated career. These stories consider a range of creatures, the household pets we dote on, the animals we raise to end up as meat on our plates, the creatures who could eat us for dinner, the various tamed and untamed animals we share our planet with who are central to human life. In her own backyard, Orlean discovers the delights of keeping chickens. In a different backyard, in New Jersey, she meets a woman who has twenty-three pet tigers -- something none of her neighbors knew about until one of the tigers escapes. In Iceland, the world's most famous whale resists the efforts to set him free; in Morocco, the world's hardest-working donkeys find respite at a special clinic. We meet a show dog and a lost dog and a pigeon who knows exactly how to get home. Equal parts delightful and profound, enriched by Orlean's stylish prose and immersive research, On Animals celebrates the meaningful cross-species connections that grace our collective existence."-- Inside jacket.
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