Pests : how humans create animal villains
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Clyde-Savannah Public Library - Adult Nonfiction
591.5 Brookshire
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Naples Library - Adult Nonfiction
590 BROOKSHI
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Walworth-Seely Public Library - Adult Nonfiction
632.6 Brookshire
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xxx, 348 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
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English

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-326) and index.
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"A squirrel in the garden. A rat in the wall. A pigeon on the street. Humans have spent so much of our history drawing a hard line between human spaces and wild places. When animals pop up where we don't expect or want them, we respond with fear, rage, or simple annoyance. It's no longer an animal. It's a pest. At the intersection of science, history, and narrative journalism, Pests is not a simple call to look closer at our urban ecosystem. It's not a natural history of the animals we hate. Instead, this book is about us. It's about what calling an animal a pest says about people, how we live, and what we want. It's a story about human nature, and how we categorize the animals in our midst, including bears and coyotes, sparrows and snakes. Pet or pest? In many cases, it's entirely a question of perspective. Bethany Brookshire's deeply researched and entirely entertaining book will show readers what there is to venerate in vermin, and help them appreciate how these animals have clawed their way to success as we did everything we could to ensure their failure. In the process, we will learn how the pests that annoy us tell us far more about humanity than they do about the animals themselves."--Publisher marketing.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Brookshire, B. (2022). Pests: how humans create animal villains (First edition.). Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Brookshire, Bethany. 2022. Pests: How Humans Create Animal Villains. Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Brookshire, Bethany. Pests: How Humans Create Animal Villains Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Brookshire, Bethany. Pests: How Humans Create Animal Villains First edition., Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2022.

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