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On animals / Susan Orlean.

Orlean, Susan, (author.). Orlean, Susan. It bird. (Added Author). Orlean, Susan. Show dog. (Added Author). Orlean, Susan. Lady and the tigers. (Added Author). Orlean, Susan. Riding high. (Added Author). Orlean, Susan. Little wing. (Added Author). Orlean, Susan. Animal action. (Added Author). Orlean, Susan. Where's Willy? (Added Author). Orlean, Susan. Carbonaro and primavera. (Added Author). Orlean, Susan. Lifelike. (Added Author). Orlean, Susan. Lion whisperer. (Added Author). Orlean, Susan. Rabbit outbreak. (Added Author). Orlean, Susan. Perfect beast. (Added Author). Orlean, Susan. Lost dog. (Added Author). Orlean, Susan. Where donkeys deliver. (Added Author). Orlean, Susan. Farmville. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781982181536
  • ISBN: 1982181532
  • Physical Description: 241 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"These pieces originally appeared in slightly modified form in The New Yorker, Smithsonian, the Atlantic, and as an Amazon Original"--Copyright page.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Animalish -- The it bird -- Show dog -- The lady and the tigers -- Riding high -- Little wing -- Animal action -- Where's Willy? -- Carbonaro and Primavera -- Lifelike -- Lion whisperer -- The rabbit outbreak -- The perfect beast -- Lost dog -- Where donkeys deliver -- Farmville.
Summary, etc.:
'How we interact with animals has preoccupied philosophers, poets, and naturalists for ages,' writes Susan Orlean. Since the age of six, when Orlean wrote and illustrated a book called Herbert the Near-Sighted Pigeon, she's been drawn to stories about how we live with animals, and how they abide by us. Now, in On Animals, she examines animal-human relationships through the compelling tales she has written over the course of her celebrated career. These stories consider a range of creatures, the household pets we dote on, the animals we raise to end up as meat on our plates, the creatures who could eat us for dinner, the various tamed and untamed animals we share our planet with who are central to human life. In her own backyard, Orlean discovers the delights of keeping chickens. In a different backyard, in New Jersey, she meets a woman who has twenty-three pet tigers--something none of her neighbors knew about until one of the tigers escapes. In Iceland, the worldâ‚‚s most famous whale resists the efforts to set him free; in Morocco, the world's hardest-working donkeys find respite at a special clinic. We meet a show dog and a lost dog and a pigeon who knows exactly how to get home.
Subject: Human-animal relationships.
Animals > Social aspects.
Orlean, Susan.
Orlean, Susan > Anecdotes.
Human-animal relationships > Anecdotes.
Animals > Anecdotes.
Animal behavior.
Orlean, Susan.
Animal behavior.
Animals > Social aspects.
Human-animal relationships.
NATURE > Animals > General.
Genre: Anecdotes.

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East Grand Forks Campbell Library 591.5 ORLEAN 2021 (Text) 520961 Non-Fiction Available -

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