Coyote Settles the South - Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book (Paperback)
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Coyote Settles the South - Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book (Paperback)

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Paperback 200 Pages / Published: 30/10/2018
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One night, poet and environmental writer John Lane tuned in to a sound from behind his house that he had never heard before: the nearby eerie and captivating howls of coyotes. Since this was Spartanburg, South Carolina, and not Missoula, Montana, Lane set out to discover all he could about his new and unexpected neighbors.

Coyote Settles the South is the story of his journey through the Southeast, as he visits coyote territories: swamps, nature preserves, old farm fields, suburbs, a tannery, and even city streets. On his travels he meets, interrogates, and observes those who interact with the animals-trappers, wildlife researchers, hunters, rattled pet owners, and even one devoted coyote hugger. Along the way, he encounters sensible, yet sometimes perplexing, insight concerning the migration into the Southeast of the American coyote, an animal that, in the end, surprises him with its intelligence, resilience, and amazing adaptability.

Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820355412
Number of pages: 200
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm


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John Lane is an ecologist who uses a Caves of Lascaux mentality to get into the heads of his other-species neighbors. . . . In Coyote Settles the South, Lane walks us down the road to the future, checking out scat, tracks and fur, and is a kind of folk character himself, the wide-eyed and musing poet playing second fiddle to warriors in the field.--Rob Neufeld "Asheville Citizen-Times "
Coyote Settles the South is a wonderful book, a seamless mix of the personal and the scientific, chronicling the return of the wild, in the form of Canis latrans, to the American South. John Lane takes us exploring, and in his fine company we learn the facts about coyotes while also exploring the question of what the wild still means in our lives. His tone is not just smart but amiable, and his approach is balanced as he talks to everyone from trappers and hunters to scientists to those he calls 'coyote huggers.' He paints a picture of a resilient species that, rather than being reintroduced, is reintroducing itself, filling the old niche once filled by the wolf. To anyone interested in the wildness that can be found in their own backyards, this is an indispensable book.--David Gessner "author of All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West "
Lane lopes from viewpoint to viewpoint like the canine whose cultural footprint he's tracking. . . . Love 'em or not, the coyote isn't leaving. Coyote Settles the South lets you in on why.--Bo Peterson "The Post and Courier "

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