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

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

Current price: $16.95
Publication Date: January 17th, 2005
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN:
9780393326345
Pages:
288
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Description

"Reads like a crime novel . . . each chapter ends on a cliff-hanging note."—Seattle Times

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.

About the Author

David Baron, an award-winning journalist and author of The Beast in the Garden, is a former science correspondent for NPR and former science editor for the public radio program The World. An incurable umbraphile whose passion for chasing eclipses began in 1998, he lives in Boulder, Colorado.