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The Resource Pandora's garden : kudzu, cockroaches, and other misfits of ecology, Clinton Crockett Peters

Pandora's garden : kudzu, cockroaches, and other misfits of ecology, Clinton Crockett Peters

Label
Pandora's garden : kudzu, cockroaches, and other misfits of ecology
Title
Pandora's garden
Title remainder
kudzu, cockroaches, and other misfits of ecology
Statement of responsibility
Clinton Crockett Peters
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Pandora's Garden profiles invasive or unwanted species in the natural world and examines how our treatment of these creatures sometimes parallels in surprising ways how we treat each other. Part essay, part nature writing, part narrative nonfiction, the chapters in Pandora's Garden are like the biospheres of the globe; as the successive chapters unfold, they blend together like ecotones, creating a microcosm of the world in which we sustain nonhuman lives but also contain them.There are many reasons particular flora and fauna may be unwanted, from the physical to the psychological. Sometimes they may possess inherent qualities that when revealed help us to interrogate human perception and our relationship to an unwanted other. Pandora's Garden is primarily about creatures that humans don't get along with, such as rattlesnakes and sharks, but the chapters also take on a range of other subjects, including stolen children in Australia, the treatment of illegal immigrants in Texas, and the disgust function of the human limbic system. Peters interweaves these diverse subjects into a whole that mirrors the evolving and interrelated world whose surprises and oddities he delights in revealing."
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Assigning source
--Amazon
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peters, Clinton Crockett
Dewey number
578.6/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH353
LC item number
.P4745 2018
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH353
NAL item number
.P4745 2018
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Crux, the Georgia series in literary nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Introduced organisms
  • Introduced organisms
  • Weeds
  • Weeds
  • Endemic animals
  • Endemic plants
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Human-plant relationships
  • Endemic animals
  • Endemic plants
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Human-plant relationships
  • Introduced organisms
  • Weeds
  • Weeds
Label
Pandora's garden : kudzu, cockroaches, and other misfits of ecology, Clinton Crockett Peters
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Becoming mascot
  • Water bugs: a story of absolution
  • A passage of birds
  • The color of tarsiers
  • The carp experience
  • Recycle prairie dogs
  • Evolving the monster: a history of Godzilla
  • The great story of the stinking cedar in the Garden of Eden
  • Epilogue:
  • the genealogy of extinction
  • Prologue: Seagulled
  • The miracle vine
  • Rabbits and convicts
  • Beasts on the street
  • Wildlife of unknown status
  • The Texas snow monkeys
  • Uncle shark
  • The Limbic System roundup
Control code
1005892605
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 158 pages
Isbn
9780820353210
Lccn
2017058470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005892605
Label
Pandora's garden : kudzu, cockroaches, and other misfits of ecology, Clinton Crockett Peters
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Becoming mascot
  • Water bugs: a story of absolution
  • A passage of birds
  • The color of tarsiers
  • The carp experience
  • Recycle prairie dogs
  • Evolving the monster: a history of Godzilla
  • The great story of the stinking cedar in the Garden of Eden
  • Epilogue:
  • the genealogy of extinction
  • Prologue: Seagulled
  • The miracle vine
  • Rabbits and convicts
  • Beasts on the street
  • Wildlife of unknown status
  • The Texas snow monkeys
  • Uncle shark
  • The Limbic System roundup
Control code
1005892605
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 158 pages
Isbn
9780820353210
Lccn
2017058470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005892605

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