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Nature All Around Us A Guide to Urban Ecology

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ISBN-10: 0226922758

ISBN-13: 9780226922751

Edition: 2012

Authors: Beatrix Beisner, Christian Messier, Luc-Alain Giraldeau

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It’s easy to stand in awe of a city’s impressive skyline, marveling at its buildings reaching for the clouds and its vast network of roadways and train lines crisscrossing in every direction. It can often seem like everything in a city is man-made, all concrete, steel, and glass. But even the asphalt jungle is not all asphalt—a sidewalk’s cracks are filled with nature, if we know where and how to look. To aid us in this quest isNature All Around Us,which will help us to recognize (and look after) the natural world we traipse through in our daily lives.Nature All Around Ususes the familiar—such as summer Sundays humming with lawn mowers, gray squirrels foraging in planters, and flocks of…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Introduction: What is Ecology?
Around the House and Garden
Apple at My Core
Arboreal Aqueducts
Lawn Lions
Praise for Lazy Gardeners
The Evolution of Food
Hey, Taxi!
Social Life
Bathroom Drama
Winter Warmth
In the Neighborhood
The Secret Life of Ponds
A Life of Extremes
Prowling Predator
Animal Intelligentsia
Squirrelly Neighbors
From the Chimney Tops
Long Lifelines
The Metropolis
Canary in the City
Wing Beats
Enough Already!
Darwin's Sweet Tooth?
A Breath of Fresh Air
Successful Little Birds
Opportunistic Gulls
Urban Roots