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Feral Cities: Adventures with Animals in the Urban Jungle

By: Tristan Donovan (Author)

256 pages, illustrations

Chicago Review Press

Paperback | Apr 2015 | #224204 | ISBN-13: 9781569760673
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NHBS Price: £16.99 $21/€19 approx

About this book

We tend to think of cities as a realm apart, somehow separate from nature, but nothing could be further from the truth. In Feral Cities Tristan Donovan digs below the urban gloss to uncover the wildlife that we share our streets and homes with. Along the way readers will meet the wall-eating snails that are invading Miami, the wild boars that roam Berlin, and the monkey gangs of Cape Town. From carpet-hungry bugs to coyotes hanging out in sandwich shops, Feral Cities takes readers on a journey through streets that are far more alive than we often realize, shows how the animals are adjusting to urban living, and investigates how human attitudes and culture influence wildlife issues in urban areas.

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Tristan Donovan is the author of Fizz: How Soda Shook Up the World and Replay: The History of Video Games. His journalism has appeared in the Times, the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, Stuff, Eurogamer, the Big Issue, Community Care, and many other publications.

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