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The Beast in the Garden : The True Story of a Predator's Deadly Return to Suburban America - David Baron

The Beast in the Garden

The True Story of a Predator's Deadly Return to Suburban America

Paperback Published: 17th January 2005
ISBN: 9780393326345
Number Of Pages: 288

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When residents of Boulder, Colorado, suddenly began to see mountain lions in their backyards, it became clear that the cats had returned after decades of bounty hunting had driven them far from human settlement. In a riveting environmental tale that has received huge national attention, journalist David Baron traces the history of the mountain lion and chronicles one town's tragic effort to coexist with its new neighbors. As thought-provoking as it is harrowing, "The Beast in the Garden" is a tale of nature corrupted, the clash between civilization and wildness, and the artificiality of the modern American landscape. It is, ultimately, a book about the future of our nation, where suburban sprawl and wildlife-protection laws are pushing people and wild animals into uncomfortable, sometimes deadly proximity.

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"Written with the dramatic flourish of a thriller, Baron's fascinating book is a cautionary tale of what happens when we destroy animal habitats..."John Stewart, The Ecologist

Prologue: Death in the Ecotonep. 5
The Peaceable Kingdom
A Land without Carnivoryp. 15
Return of the Nativep. 24
Happy Timesp. 37
City of Naturep. 46
Lion Searchp. 52
The Day Shiftp. 63
Borrowed Time
Sterkfontein Reduxp. 81
Cats and Dogsp. 98
Trouble in the Canyonp. 115
The Huntp. 129
Culture - Human and Animalp. 150
The Long Summerp. 169
Final Runp. 188
The Investigationp. 210
Exegesisp. 222
Epilogue: The Myth of Wildernessp. 231
Postscriptp. 241
Notes on Sourcesp. 243
Select Bibliographyp. 259
Acknowledgmentsp. 275
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ISBN: 9780393326345
ISBN-10: 0393326349
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 17th January 2005
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1