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Author Downer, Ann, 1960-
Title Wild animal neighbors : sharing our urban world / Ann Downer
Published Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2014]
ITEM LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 Rodman Main Children's  591.756 D748    AVAILABLE
Descript 64 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (page 62) and index
Contents Introduction: The Bear in the Backyard -- The Raccoon in the Trash Can : Anytown, U.S.A. -- The City as Ecosystem -- Lion in the Headlights : Los Angeles, California -- Crow in the Crosswalk : Tokyo, Japan -- Coyote in the Sub Shop, Fox in the Skyscraper : Chicago, Illinois, London, United Kingdom -- Bats in the Park : Sydney, Australia -- Turtle by the Beach House : Sarasota, Florida -- Gator in the Two-Car Garage : Houston, Texas -- Bees with an Urban Buzz : Seattle, Washington, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada -- Sharing our Urban World
Summary "What would you do if you found an alligator in your garage? Or if you spotted a mountain lion downtown? In cities and suburbs around the world, wild creatures are showing up where we least expect them. Not all of them arrive by accident, and some are here to stay. As the human population tops seven billion, animals are running out of space. Their natural habitats are surrounded - and sometimes even replaced - by highways, shopping centers, office parks, and subdivisions. The result? A wildlife invasion of our urban neighborhoods. What kinds of animals are making cities their new home? How can they survive in our ecosystem of concrete, steel, and glass? And what does their presence there mean for their future and ours? Join scientists, activists, and the folks next door on a journey around the globe to track down our newest wild animal neighbors. Discover what is bringing these creatures to our backyards - and how we can create spaces for people and animals to live side by side."--Jacket flap
Subject Urban animals -- Juvenile literature
Urban ecology (Sociology) -- Juvenile literature
City and town life -- Juvenile literature
Suburban life -- Juvenile literature
Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile literature
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Juvenile literature
ISBN 9780761390213
0761390219

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