'The Urban Bestiary' is next up in Words, Writers and West Seattle series Feb. 7


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Next up in the “Words, Writers & West Seattle” series is West Seattle author Lyanda Lynn Haupt, speaking about her nature book, The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild (Little Brown, 2013).

Join us at this FREE series from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Barnes & Noble Westwood Village. From each purchase, our organization receives 10 percent of proceeds under the Barnes & Noble Bookfair program.
The Urban Bestiary coverIn “The Urban Bestiary,” acclaimed nature writer Lyanda Lynn Haupt journeys into the heart of the everyday wild, where coyotes, raccoons, chickens, hawks and humans live in closer proximity than ever before.

Haupt’s observations bring compelling new questions to light: Whose “home” is this? Where does the wild end and the city begin? And what difference does it make to us as humans living our everyday lives?

In this wholly original blend of science, story, myth and memoir, Haupt draws us into the secret world of the wild creatures that dwell among us in our urban neighborhoods, whether we are aware of them or not.
With beautiful illustrations and practical sidebars on everything from animal tracking to opossum removal, “The Urban Bestiary” is a lyrical book that awakens wonder, delight and respect for the urban wild, and our place within it.

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