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Building the Civilized Wild

Seth Magle

in Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.003.0017
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter describes a day in the life of two urban biologists as they collect wildlife data around the city of Chicago, Illinois. The chapter also describes the formation of the young discipline ... More


Trash Animals: How We Live with Nature's Filthy, Feral, Invasive, and Unwanted Species

Kelsi Nagy and Phillip David Johnson II (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680542
eISBN:
9781452947129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680542.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Trash Animals, a collection of essays by a wide range of environmental writers, examines relationships between humans and wildlife deemed filthy, feral, unwanted, problematic, invasive or worthless. ... More


Introduction

Kelsi Nagy and Phillip David Johnson II

in Trash Animals: How We Live with Nature's Filthy, Feral, Invasive, and Unwanted Species

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680542
eISBN:
9781452947129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680542.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The first section of Trash Animals gives an overview of the topic of urban wildlife and invasive species. It also gives summaries of the essays included in the text. The introduction also defines ... More


Coupled Relationships between Humans and other Organisms in Urban Areas

Barbara Clucas and John M. Marzluff

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Humans have had profound effects on other organisms, altering natural environments and their species compositions worldwide. With the current global growth of urban areas, we are ever increasing the ... More


Canadas: From Conservation Success to Flying Carp

Bernard Quetchenbach

in Trash Animals: How We Live with Nature's Filthy, Feral, Invasive, and Unwanted Species

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680542
eISBN:
9781452947129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680542.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

In his essay, “From Conservation Success to Flying Carp,” Bernard Quetchenbach recalls his childhood memories of migrating geese during his adolescence near Buffalo, New York. Quetchenbach examines ... More


Prairie Dog and Prejudice

Kelsi Nagy

in Trash Animals: How We Live with Nature's Filthy, Feral, Invasive, and Unwanted Species

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680542
eISBN:
9781452947129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680542.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

In this essay, Kelsi Nagy examines the disparity in attitudes over prairie dogs, which wildlife biologists view as an important keystone species and farmers, ranchers and land developers view as an ... More


Nature in Personal Spaces: Home Gardens in Bengaluru

Harini Nagendra

in Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465927
eISBN:
9780199087105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465927.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment, Urban and Rural Studies

Bengaluru has a long history as a city of home gardens, described even in the 17th century. Hybridizing elements from British and Indian cultures, most home gardens contain a mix of multi-use local ... More


See Gull: Cultural Blind Spots and the Disappearance of the Ring-Billed Gull in Toronto

Gavan P. L. Watson

in Trash Animals: How We Live with Nature's Filthy, Feral, Invasive, and Unwanted Species

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680542
eISBN:
9781452947129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680542.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Toronto resident Gavan Watson discusses the natural history of the ubiquitous ring-billed gull in his city. Most Torontoans only call these inland gulls “sea-gulls,” “shit hawks,” or nuisances. ... More


Hunger Makes the Wolf

Charles Bergman

in Trash Animals: How We Live with Nature's Filthy, Feral, Invasive, and Unwanted Species

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680542
eISBN:
9781452947129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680542.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

In his essay for this collection, first published in his book Wild Echoes, Charles Bergman travels to Alaska and Isle Royale, Michigan to understand the role wolves play in public policy and as ... More


Kill the Cat That Kills the Bird?

Bruce Barcott

in Trash Animals: How We Live with Nature's Filthy, Feral, Invasive, and Unwanted Species

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680542
eISBN:
9781452947129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680542.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

In this article that appeared in the New York Times Magazine Bruce Barcott looks at the controversy over feral cat management. These non-native felines kill millions of birds every year. As habitat ... More


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