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作       者:Gavin Van Horn and Dave Aftandilian

出  版  社:University of Chicago Press

出版时间:2015-03-11

字       数:66.1万

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We usually think of cities as the domain of humans-but we are just one of thousands of species that call the urban landscape home. Chicago residents knowingly move among familiar creatures like squirrels, pigeons, and dogs, but might be surprised to learn about all the leafhoppers and water bears, black-crowned night herons and bison, beavers and massasauga rattlesnakes that are living alongside them. City Creatures introduces readers to an astonishing diversity of urban wildlife with a unique and accessible mix of essays, poetry, paintings, and photographs.The contributors bring a story-based approach to this urban safari, taking readers on birding expeditions to the Magic Hedge at Montrose Harbor on the North Side, canoe trips down the South Fork of the Chicago River (better known as Bubbly Creek), and insect-collecting forays or restoration work days in the suburban forest preserves.The book is organized into six sections, each highlighting one type of place in which people might encounter animals in the city and suburbs. For example, schoolyard chickens and warrior wasps populate "e;Backyard Diversity,"e; live giraffes loom at the zoo and taxidermy-in-progress pheasants fascinate museum-goers in "e;Animals on Display,"e; and a chorus of deep-freeze frogs awaits in "e;Water Worlds."e; Although the book is rooted in Chicago's landscape, nature lovers from cities around the globe will find a wealth of urban animal encounters that will open their senses to a new world that has been there all along. Its powerful combination of insightful narratives, numinous poetry, and full-color art throughout will help readers see the city-and the creatures who share it with us-in an entirely new light.
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Cover

Title Page

Copyright Page

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introducing City Creatures

1. Backyard Diversity

Up Not Out

Keeping Chickens

Holding Backyard Chicken

Consumes mi dolor . . . mi muerte (You consume my pain . . . my death)

Looking Up

Fieldguide

Falling Apart

Five Squirrels Froze

The One That Hums

Mysterium Opossum

Raccoon

Fox

The Fox

A Eulogy for My Friends

Prayer for the Squirrel

Murder

Asha: jewel of the Nile

The Western Scarab

Visits from a Messenger

The Oracle of Wasps

2. Neighborhood Associations

Chicago Wildlife

Keegan’s Story

Zoo Woods

Hubbard Street Murals

A Tale of Two Squirrels and One City

Noble Horse Stables

Rooftop Beekeeping

Pigeons

DH + BH

Civitas Canis lupus familiaris

Y ora pa onde chingaos

Aquí se hace tarde demasiado temprano

Wanting Was an Alley Cat

Ferrets

Kiskinwahamâtowin (Learning Together): Outdoor Classrooms and Prairie Restoration at the American Indian Center of Chicago

Owl

The Red Fox Who Toys with the Dead

Remaking Our Covenants of Life and Death on the Dunes Commons

Nikki: (hiphop) dancing queen

Crickets

The Boarding Stable

3. Animals on Display

Dolphins at Play

Train to the Zoo

Puma

Bridging the Divide: Pondering Humanity at the Zoo

Bushman, Field Museum

Nature on Pause

A Museum of Change in Illinois

Chicago Mammals, Field Museum

A Living Taxidermy

Happy Birthday

Six Sketches at the Field Museum

Playing for Life: Learning to Care about Nature at the Hamill Family Play Zoo

Field Museum, Drawer of Bluebirds

Field Museum, Drawer of Cardinals

Field Museum, Drawer of Meadowlarks

4. Connecting Threads

Flock

Migration: A Bird’s and Birder’s Eye View

Birds Spotted While Hiking Wooded Isle, Hyde Park, Illinois

The Song of Northerly Island

Wildlife Comes to Lake Shore Drive, Endangered Species

A Siege of Herons: Nycticorax nycticorax

Orchids and Their Animals

Massasauga Rattlesnake

The Last Roundup: Observations on a Local Population of the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake

Snake 2

Butterfly Collection

Letting the City Bug You: The Artistic and Ecological Virtues of Urban Insect Collecting

Untitled

Being Unseen: The Gift of Oppiella nova

Soil: Alive with Life

The Indomitable Water Bear

Burnham Centennial Prairie, Lake Shore Drive

Visitations

Extinct Animal Series: Schomburgk’s Deer, Golden Toad, and Pink-Headed Duck

5. Water Worlds

Stroll

Washed Up on the Shores of Lake Michigan

The Alewives

Alewives

The Fanciful Fairy Tale of Freezing Frogs

Pescado Blanco en Río Chicago (White Fish in Chicago River)

Heavy Water

Canoeing through History: Wild Encounters on Bubbly Creek

Riverwalk Gateway, the South Branch of the River

Riverwalk Gateway

The Fish in the Cage

Pond Reflection

Flood

Calumet: Requiem or Rebirth?

Bubbly Creek

6. Coming Home to the City

Untitled

Great Migrations: Immigrants to the Indiana Dunes, from Grandparents to Great Blue Herons to People of Color and Conviction

Desenredando Fronteras (Unraveling Borders)

Eye and Cardinal

“Hardy, Colorful, and Sometimes Annoyingly Loud”: The Hyde Park Parakeets

Flock of Pigeons

Endangered Species

Pigeon!

Sheka’kwa and the Skunks of My Re-Rooting

Care Bare

Nature Calls

Above All

Untitled (I Promise to Forget You)

Coyotes: The Ghost Dogs of Chicago

Wolf with Birds

Ghost Species

Tickling the Bellies of the Buffalo

Indiana Dunes

Recommended Resources

About the Contributors

Artwork Credits

Index

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