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Pests : how humans create animal villains  Cover Image Book Book

Pests : how humans create animal villains / Bethany Brookshire.

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  • ISBN: 9780063097254
  • ISBN: 0063097257
  • Physical Description: 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, c2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-326) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"A squirrel in the garden. A rat in the wall. A pigeon on the street. Humans have spent so much of our history drawing a hard line between human spaces and wild places. When animals pop up where we don't expect or want them, we respond with fear, rage, or simple annoyance. It's no longer an animal. It's a pest. At the intersection of science, history, and narrative journalism, Pests is not a simple call to look closer at our urban ecosystem. It's not a natural history of the animals we hate. Instead, this book is about us. It's about what calling an animal a pest says about people, how we live, and what we want. It's a story about human nature, and how we categorize the animals in our midst, including bears and coyotes, sparrows and snakes. Pet or pest? In many cases, it's entirely a question of perspective. Bethany Brookshire's deeply researched and entirely entertaining book will show readers what there is to venerate in vermin, and help them appreciate how these animals have clawed their way to success as we did everything we could to ensure their failure. In the process, we will learn how the pests that annoy us tell us far more about humanity than they do about the animals themselves."--Publisher marketing.
Subject: Pests.
Animals and civilization.
Human-animal relationships.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.

Available copies

  • 5 of 8 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.

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  • 0 current holds with 8 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 632.6 BROOKSHIRE 2023 (Text) 0001012502132 Nonfiction New Available -


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