The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification

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Harry N. Abrams, May 1, 2006 - Humor - 176 pages
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Despite the ubiquity of stray shopping carts, little effort has been made to comprehend the complex relationship between cart and landscape. This is, in no small part, due to the fact that we have until now lacked a formalised language to describe these wayward carts in systematic detail. That is, until now. In The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification, a layperson is able to identify and classify their own cart spottings based on the situation in which they were found. In five handy chapters, Montague leads the reader through his identification system, covering such bucolically littered locations as the Niagara River Gorge (where many a cart has been pushed to its untimely death) and mundane sites that look suspiciously like a suburb near you.

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The photos animated these carts to an almost biological level. Abandoned, abused, pressed into servitude, these carts clearly suffered every kind of abuse. Some were cases of mass cartocide, but most look eerily lonely. I felt sad for them. They deserved better than they got.
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Contents

INTRODUCTION
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CLASS A FALSE STRAYS TYPES 111 14
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THE NIAGARA FALLS RIVER GORGE
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About the author (2006)

Julian Montague is an artist and graphic designer whose various art projects address issues of scientific classification as they relate to our perceptions of the natural and man-made worlds. A graduate of Hampshire College, he lives in Buffalo, New York.

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