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Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History by Dan Flores
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“But unlike wolves, coyotes were never destined to become our domesticated familiars, which is just as well. To assign credit where it's due, coyotes did not choose domestication, thank you very much.”
Dan Flores, Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History
“So think of the American Great Plains as one more reminder that we can find home again.”
Dan Flores, Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History
“Resolving those questions—determining the essential character of the coyote—would take the entire second half of the nineteenth century and most of the twentieth. We’re still trying to figure out what we think about them even now. At”
Dan Flores, Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History
“At mid-century, there was no emerging consensus. Various travelers to the West observed coyotes, often with fascination, and sometimes painted them, but they initially took no stand on the animal’s essential character. When”
Dan Flores, Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History
“As with coyotes, as with most mammals, as with us. Epigenetics determine who we are; that mysterious interplay between our hardwired genetic selves and the experiences we have, which turn off some genes and dial up the gain on others, shapes the beings we become.”
Dan Flores, Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History
“It certainly wasn’t based on science and sometimes looked suspiciously like the collateral damage of a puritanical loathing of our own animal natures.”
Dan Flores, Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History
“as perfect in my memory as a circle.”
Dan Flores, Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History
“American policymakers have always needed enemies, and with wolves gone, the coyote stepped unsuspectingly into the glare”
Dan Flores, Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History
“As Chuck Jones described his antihero’s appeal years later, “Humiliation and indifference—these are conditions everyone of us finds unbearable—this is why the Coyote when falling is more concerned with the audience’s opinion of him than he is with the inevitable result of too much gravity.” Wile”
Dan Flores, Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History
“We successfully eradicated the bright green and yellow Carolina parakeet, our only native parrot and one of America’s most beautiful birds (look at Audubon’s painting of them sometime) because, as with coyotes, agriculturalists thought they were pests whose lives weren’t worth the space the creatures were taking up. During this unique and”
Dan Flores, Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History