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Trash animals : how we live with nature's filthy, feral, invasive, and unwanted species / Kelsi Nagy and Phillip David Johnson II, editors ; foreword by Randy Malamud.

  • Nagy, Kelsi
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Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2013]

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a xvi, 314 pages ; 23 cm

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


1. The symbolic trash animal. See gull : cultural blind spots and the disappearance of the ring-billed gull in Toronto / Gavan P.L. Watson ; Hunger makes the wolf / Charles Bergman ; Beauty and the beast / Catherine Puckett ; Managing apocalypse : a cultural history of the Mormon cricket / Christina Robertson -- 2. The native trash animal. One nation under coyote, divisible / Lisa Couturier ; Prairie dog and prejudice / Kelsi Nagy ; Nothing says trash like packrats : nature boy meets bushy tail / Michael P. Branch -- 3. The invasive trash animal. Canadas : from conservation success to flying carp / Bernard Quetchenbach ; The Bard's bird; or, The slings and arrows of avicultural hegemony : a tragicomedy in five acts / Charles Mitchell ; Fly-fishing for carp as a deeper aesthetics / Phillip David Johnson II -- 4. The urban trash animal. Metamorphosis in Detroit / Carolyn Kraus ; Kach'i : garbage birds in a hybrid landscape / James E. Bishop ; Flying rats / Andrew D. Blechman -- 5. Moving beyond trash. Kill the cat that kills the bird? / Bruce Barcott ; An unlimited take of ugly : the bullhead catfish / Kyhl Lyndgaard ; A six-legged guru : fear and loathing in nature / Jeffrey A. Lockwood ; The parables of the rats and mice / Kathleen Dean Moore.


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