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Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law

AUTHOR Roach, Mary
PUBLISHER W. W. Norton & Company (09/14/2021)
PRODUCT TYPE Hardcover (Hardcover)

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What's to be done about a jaywalking moose? A grizzly bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? As New York Times best-selling author Mary Roach discovers, the answers are best found not in jurisprudence but in science: the curious science of human-wildlife conflict, a discipline at the crossroads of human behavior and wildlife biology.

Roach tags along with animal attack forensics investigators, human-elephant conflict specialists, bear managers, and "danger tree" faller-blasters. She travels from leopard-terrorized hamlets in the Indian Himalaya to St. Peter's Square in the early hours before the Pope arrives for Easter Mass, when vandal gulls swoop in to destroy the elaborate floral display. Along the way, Roach reveals as much about humanity as about nature's lawbreakers. Combining little-known forensic science and conservation genetics with a motley cast of laser scarecrows, langur impersonators, and mugging macaques, Fuzz offers hope for compassionate coexistence in our ever-expanding human habitat.

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ISBN-13: 9781324001935
ISBN-10: 1324001933
Binding: Hardback or Cased Book (Sewn)
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 320
Carton Quantity: 24
Product Dimensions: 5.60 x 1.30 x 8.10 inches
Weight: 1.06 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Bibliography, Price on Product, Illustrated
Country of Origin: US
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BISAC Categories
Science | Philosophy & Social Aspects
Science | Animals - Wildlife
Science | Animal Rights
Dewey Decimal: 591.5
Library of Congress Control Number: 2021006594
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What's to be done about a jaywalking moose? A grizzly bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? As New York Times best-selling author Mary Roach discovers, the answers are best found not in jurisprudence but in science: the curious science of human-wildlife conflict, a discipline at the crossroads of human behavior and wildlife biology.

Roach tags along with animal attack forensics investigators, human-elephant conflict specialists, bear managers, and "danger tree" faller-blasters. She travels from leopard-terrorized hamlets in the Indian Himalaya to St. Peter's Square in the early hours before the Pope arrives for Easter Mass, when vandal gulls swoop in to destroy the elaborate floral display. Along the way, Roach reveals as much about humanity as about nature's lawbreakers. Combining little-known forensic science and conservation genetics with a motley cast of laser scarecrows, langur impersonators, and mugging macaques, Fuzz offers hope for compassionate coexistence in our ever-expanding human habitat.

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