Zooburbia: Meditations on the Wild Animals Among Us
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Zooburbia: Meditations on the Wild Animals Among Us

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To be alienated from animals is to live a life that is not quite whole, contends nature writer Tai Moses in Zooburbia. Urban and suburban residents share our environments with many types of wildlife: squirrels, birds, spiders, and increasingly lizards, deer, and coyote. Many of us crave more contact with wild creatures, and recognize the small and large ways animals enrich...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 20th 2014 by Parallax Press (first published May 13th 2014)
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Sherry
I LOVED this book. Of course, I love all books about animals but this one was different. I loved the author's attitude that you can find wildlife no matter where you are.

She doesn't sugar coat them but tells it like it is about the furry ones she encounters. l laughed a lot during her telling about her foray into chicken keeping. I'm in that stage right now and can relate to how destructive the little creeps can be.

I have passed this along to a dear, animal-loving friend who just lost her husban...more
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May 23, 2014 Tesilyaraven is currently reading it
Just bought this today. Such a beautiful book--the text design, illustrations and even the feel if the paper. Nice job Parallax Press! Really looking forward to delving into Tai's stories in this book.
Tony Bogar
Who else enjoyed this book as much as I did? Almost every story touched me. Funny. Poignant. Thought provoking. I definitely related to this.
Miz Lizzie
These short meditative pieces about the author's personal interactions with wildlife, expected and unexpected, in our cities and suburbs are like koans or prose poetry that provide reflective food for thought. The essays inspire the reader to slow down and be attentive to the wildness present at our very doorstep. It is also a beautifully crafted book that was a pleasure to hold in one's hand.

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Really liked it. Inspiring and meditative.
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Loved it!!!
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A journalist for more than two decades, Tai Moses has edited alternative newsweeklies in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and Silicon Valley, and she is the former senior editor of AlterNet, an online progressive news magazine. She was a speaker at World Press Freedom Day in Barcelona in 2003, and a panelist at UNESCO's 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures, also in Barcelona. Her articles and essays have been wi...more
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