Benjamin Hale, Bradford Morrow's A Menagerie (Conjunctions, Book 61) PDF

By Benjamin Hale, Bradford Morrow

ISBN-10: 0941964779

ISBN-13: 9780941964777

Conjunctions: sixty one, A Menagerie gathers essays, fiction, and poetry that think the realm of our fellow beings, animals. Cultural mythologies and pantheons are populated with snakes, monkeys, cats, jackals, whales: a solid of characters whose tales show how advanced and wildly contradictory our species' courting with different animals is. They're neighbors, enemies, instruments, nutrients. Descartes deliberated approximately even if animals have souls, figuring out they didn't. Linnaeus cataloged them. Darwin hooked up us to them. Wild or tame, sinless or soulless, the animal is a chimera of moving identities, either mundane and mysterious. that includes interviews with William S. Burroughs and Temple Grandin, essays by way of animal experimenters Vint Virga and Dale Peterson, fiction by means of Russell Banks and Joyce Carol Oates, and paintings by way of many others, this choice of ingenious new writing deals uncaged entry to the lives of the nonhuman creatures that encompass us.

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Indd 29 5/23/13 1:32 PM Once as tall as the Rocky Mountains, the Appalachians have eroded over billions of years into gentle rolling mountains. indd 2 5/23/13 1:33 PM Mammals GRAY FOX Urocyon cinereoargenteus Dog family (Canidae) Quick ID: salt-and-pepper grizzled gray back with dark streak on back and tail, blacktipped tail, rusty side, neck, legs, and feet. 25 oz The white-footed mouse and the closely related deer mouse (P. indd 18 5/23/13 1:33 PM Mammals GRAY SQUIRREL Sciurus carolinensis Squirrel family (Sciuridae) Quick ID: salt-and-pepper gray back and bushy tail, brown sides, white underparts Length: body 8–10", tail 8–10" Weight: 9–17 oz In Virginia gray squirrels are common woodland inhabitants and may be seen in a wide variety of habitats in Shenandoah The closely related fox squirrels (S.

25 oz The white-footed mouse and the closely related deer mouse (P. indd 18 5/23/13 1:33 PM Mammals GRAY SQUIRREL Sciurus carolinensis Squirrel family (Sciuridae) Quick ID: salt-and-pepper gray back and bushy tail, brown sides, white underparts Length: body 8–10", tail 8–10" Weight: 9–17 oz In Virginia gray squirrels are common woodland inhabitants and may be seen in a wide variety of habitats in Shenandoah The closely related fox squirrels (S. 6 lb Wingspan: 41" Peregrine falcons historically nested on the craggy rock faces in Shenandoah, but in the 1960s their numbers plummeted due to the widespread use of pesticides, especially DDT Thanks to public outcry and the conservation efforts of biologists and bird banders who record numbers and species of birds, peregrines recovered in most of their range and in 1999 were removed from the Federal Endangered Species List Peregrine numbers are stable in coastal and urban areas of the mid-Atlantic Region In the Central Appalachians, however, they have seen a much slower recovery Hopefully they will soon return to their dominant role as top predator in the skies over Shenandoah Peregrines are the fastest flying bird in the world, and in a straight dive can reach speeds over 150 miles per hour About half the size of the peregrine, American kestrels (F.

25 oz The white-footed mouse and the closely related deer mouse (P. indd 18 5/23/13 1:33 PM Mammals GRAY SQUIRREL Sciurus carolinensis Squirrel family (Sciuridae) Quick ID: salt-and-pepper gray back and bushy tail, brown sides, white underparts Length: body 8–10", tail 8–10" Weight: 9–17 oz In Virginia gray squirrels are common woodland inhabitants and may be seen in a wide variety of habitats in Shenandoah The closely related fox squirrels (S. 6 lb Wingspan: 41" Peregrine falcons historically nested on the craggy rock faces in Shenandoah, but in the 1960s their numbers plummeted due to the widespread use of pesticides, especially DDT Thanks to public outcry and the conservation efforts of biologists and bird banders who record numbers and species of birds, peregrines recovered in most of their range and in 1999 were removed from the Federal Endangered Species List Peregrine numbers are stable in coastal and urban areas of the mid-Atlantic Region In the Central Appalachians, however, they have seen a much slower recovery Hopefully they will soon return to their dominant role as top predator in the skies over Shenandoah Peregrines are the fastest flying bird in the world, and in a straight dive can reach speeds over 150 miles per hour About half the size of the peregrine, American kestrels (F.

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