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- DescriptionEven as growing cities and towns pave acres of landscape, some bird species have adapted and thrived. How has this come about? Welcome to Subirdia presents a surprising discovery: the suburbs of many large cities support incredible biological diversity. Populations and communities of a great variety of birds, as well as other creatures, are adapting to the conditions of our increasingly developed world. In this fascinating and optimistic book, John Marzluff reveals how our own actions affect the birds and animals that live in our cities and towns, and he provides ten specific strategies everyone can use to make human environments friendlier for our natural neighbors. Over many years of research and fieldwork, Marzluff and student assistants have closely followed the lives of thousands of tagged birds seeking food, mates, and shelter in cities and surrounding areas. From tiny Pacific wrens to grand pileated woodpeckers, diverse species w compatibly share human surroundings. By practicing careful stewardship with the biological riches in our cities and towns, Marzluff explains, we can foster a new relationship between humans and other living creatures-one that hors and enhances our mutual destiny.
- Author BiographyJohn M. Marzluff is James W. Ridgeway Professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington and lives in Snohonish, WA. The author or coauthor of more than 130 scientific papers and five books, he is a renowned ornithologist and urban ecologist. Jack DeLap is a Ph.D. candidate in wildlife science at the University of Washington. His natural science illustrations have appeared in a variety of books and journals. He lives in Seattle, WA.
- Author(s)John M. Marzluff
- PublisherYale University Press
- Date of Publication05/01/2016
- SubjectNatural History: Animal & Wildlife
- Place of PublicationNew Haven
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintYale University Press
- Content Note41 b/w illus.
- Weight599 g
- Width178 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Illustrator(s)Jack DeLap
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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