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The Beast in the Garden: A Modern Parable of Man and Nature

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"In his first book, Baron, a longtime science reporter for National Public Radio, argues that there's nothing natural about the predation of Homo sapiens by cougars. Rather, humans are unwittingly teaching mountain lions to be more of a threat to us. The Beast in the Garden is told like a whodunit, in reverse." Katharine Mieszkowski, Salon.com (read the entire Salon.com review)

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The true tale of an edenic Rocky Mountain town and what transpired when a predatory species returned to its ancestral home. When, in the late 1980s, residents of Boulder, Colorado, suddenly began to see mountain lions in their yards, it became clear that the cats had repopulated the land after decades of persecution. Here, in a riveting environmental fable that recalls Peter Benchley's thriller Jaws, journalist David Baron traces the history of the mountain lion and chronicles Boulder's effort to coexist with its new neighbors. A parable for our times, The Beast in the Garden is a scientific detective story and a real-life drama, a tragic tale of the struggle between two highly evolved predators: man and beast.

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"[C]ompelling, tightly written....Baron's journalistic background is evident; he includes a remarkable amount of human detail that makes this nonfiction account read like a true-crime thriller." Denver Post

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"Baron's genuine interest in the topic makes The Beast in the Garden an interesting, educational read." Seattle Times

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"A gripping tale of human naiveté, misguided intentions, and conventional wisdom gone awry. It reads like a novel, but is all true." Howard Berkes, National Public Radio

Review:

"A fascinating read." Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature

Review:

"The intelligent complexity of Baron's book is refreshing and necessary....An extraordinary achievement." Gordon Grice, author of The Red Hourglass

Synopsis:

The true tale of an edenic Rocky Mountain town and what transpired when a predatory species returned to its ancestral home.

Synopsis:

"Reads like a crime novel . . . each chapter ends on a cliff-hanging note."'"Seattle Times

Synopsis:

When, in the late 1980s, residents of Boulder, Colorado, suddenly began to see mountain lions in their yards, it became clear that the cats had repopulated the land after decades of persecution. Here, in a riveting environmental fable that recalls Peter Benchley's thriller Jaws, journalist David Baron traces the history of the mountain lion and chronicles Boulder's effort to coexist with its new neighbors. A parable for our times, The Beast in the Garden is a scientific detective story and a real-life drama, a tragic tale of the struggle between two highly evolved predators: man and beast.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-274).

About the Author

David Baron, an award-winning journalist, reports on science for National Public Radio. He lives in Boston and Boulder.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393058079
Author:
Baron, David
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Human-animal relationships
Subject:
Colorado
Subject:
Puma
Subject:
Puma - Colorado - Boulder Region
Subject:
Human-animal relationships -- Colorado.
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Nature Studies-Mammals
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 photos, 5 maps
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.6 x 6.4 x 1 in 1.19 lb

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Product details 288 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393058079 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "In his first book, Baron, a longtime science reporter for National Public Radio, argues that there's nothing natural about the predation of Homo sapiens by cougars. Rather, humans are unwittingly teaching mountain lions to be more of a threat to us. The Beast in the Garden is told like a whodunit, in reverse." (read the entire Salon.com review)
"Review" by , "[C]ompelling, tightly written....Baron's journalistic background is evident; he includes a remarkable amount of human detail that makes this nonfiction account read like a true-crime thriller."
"Review" by , "Baron's genuine interest in the topic makes The Beast in the Garden an interesting, educational read."
"Review" by , "A gripping tale of human naiveté, misguided intentions, and conventional wisdom gone awry. It reads like a novel, but is all true."
"Review" by , "A fascinating read."
"Review" by , "The intelligent complexity of Baron's book is refreshing and necessary....An extraordinary achievement."
"Synopsis" by , The true tale of an edenic Rocky Mountain town and what transpired when a predatory species returned to its ancestral home.
"Synopsis" by , "Reads like a crime novel . . . each chapter ends on a cliff-hanging note."'"Seattle Times
"Synopsis" by , When, in the late 1980s, residents of Boulder, Colorado, suddenly began to see mountain lions in their yards, it became clear that the cats had repopulated the land after decades of persecution. Here, in a riveting environmental fable that recalls Peter Benchley's thriller Jaws, journalist David Baron traces the history of the mountain lion and chronicles Boulder's effort to coexist with its new neighbors. A parable for our times, The Beast in the Garden is a scientific detective story and a real-life drama, a tragic tale of the struggle between two highly evolved predators: man and beast.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-274).
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