Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History

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Basic Books, Jun 7, 2016 - Science - 288 pages
The New York Times best-selling account of how coyotes--long the target of an extermination policy--spread to every corner of the United States
Finalist for the
PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
"A masterly synthesis of scientific research and personal observation." -Wall Street Journal
Legends don't come close to capturing the incredible story of the coyote In the face of centuries of campaigns of annihilation employing gases, helicopters, and engineered epidemics, coyotes didn't just survive, they thrived, expanding across the continent from Alaska to New York. In the war between humans and coyotes, coyotes have won, hands-down. Coyote America is the illuminating five-million-year biography of this extraordinary animal, from its origins to its apotheosis. It is one of the great epics of our time.
 

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User Review  - untraveller - LibraryThing

Tons of good background information on the coyote, wildlife ecology, and wildlife management. Hard to find fault with the book other than at times it has a 'spiritual' sense which I did not think ... Read full review

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User Review  - Grace.Van.Moer - LibraryThing

Really enjoyed this book. Did find the parallels between coyotes and humans a bit of a stretch, but an interesting and engaging read nonetheless. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
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CHAPTER 1
21
CHAPTER 2
53
CHAPTER 3
81
CHAPTER 4
113
CHAPTER 5
151
CHAPTER 6
189
CHAPTER 7
209
EPILOGUE
233
Selected Bibliography
249
Index
257
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Dan Flores is the A. B. Hammond Professor Emeritus of Western History at the University of Montana and the author of ten books on aspects of western US history. Flores lives just outside Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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