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The Resource Unseen city : the majesty of pigeons, the discreet charm of snails & other wonders of the urban wilderness, Nathanael Johnson

Unseen city : the majesty of pigeons, the discreet charm of snails & other wonders of the urban wilderness, Nathanael Johnson

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Unseen city : the majesty of pigeons, the discreet charm of snails & other wonders of the urban wilderness
Title
Unseen city
Title remainder
the majesty of pigeons, the discreet charm of snails & other wonders of the urban wilderness
Statement of responsibility
Nathanael Johnson
Title variation
Majesty of pigeons, the discreet charm of snails & other wonders of the urban wilderness
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
It all started with Nathanael Johnson's decision to teach his daughter the name of every tree they passed on their walk to day care in San Francisco. This project turned into a quest to discover the secrets of the neighborhood's flora and fauna, and yielded more than names and trivia: Johnson developed a relationship with his nonhuman neighbors. Johnson argues that learning to see the world afresh, like a child, shifts the way we think about nature: Instead of something distant and abstract, nature becomes real--all at once comical, annoying, and beautiful. This shift can add tremendous value to our lives, and it might just be the first step in saving the world. No matter where we live--city, country, oceanside, or mountains--there are wonders that we walk past every day. Unseen City widens the pinhole of our perspective by allowing us to view the world from the high-altitude eyes of a turkey vulture and the distinctly low-altitude eyes of a snail. The narrative allows us to eavesdrop on the comically frenetic life of a squirrel and peer deep into the past with a ginkgo biloba tree. Each of these organisms has something unique to tell us about our neighborhoods and, chapter by chapter, Unseen City takes us on a journey that is part nature lesson and part love letter to the world's urban jungles. With the right perspective, a walk to the subway can be every bit as entrancing as a walk through a national park
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DLC
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Johnson, Nathanael
Dewey number
591.75/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.5.C6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban animals
  • Urban ecology (Biology)
  • Urban animals
  • Urban ecology (Biology)
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Unseen city : the majesty of pigeons, the discreet charm of snails & other wonders of the urban wilderness, Nathanael Johnson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Some practical recommendations for neighborhood naturalists -- Pigeon -- Weeds -- Squirrel -- Bird language -- Ginkgo -- Turkey vulture -- Ant -- Crow -- Snail -- Conclusion
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781623363864
Lccn
2016005944
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Publisher number
MWT11600889
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D0D8B875-6107-4D57-9348-B77716E89D90
System control number
  • ocn937368376
  • (OCoLC)937368376
Label
Unseen city : the majesty of pigeons, the discreet charm of snails & other wonders of the urban wilderness, Nathanael Johnson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Some practical recommendations for neighborhood naturalists -- Pigeon -- Weeds -- Squirrel -- Bird language -- Ginkgo -- Turkey vulture -- Ant -- Crow -- Snail -- Conclusion
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781623363864
Lccn
2016005944
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Publisher number
MWT11600889
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D0D8B875-6107-4D57-9348-B77716E89D90
System control number
  • ocn937368376
  • (OCoLC)937368376

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