Build Me an Ark: A Life with Animals

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2001 - 317 Seiten
This is the story of a life and spirit guided by the animals. Brenda Peterson was raised in the High Sierras on a national forest lookout station, and wildlife had a daily, defining influence on her life. Beginning with her fascination with Smokey Bear, Peterson explores her deep connection with animals, from watching grizzlies in Montana's Rockies, to keeping Siberian huskies as pets in New York City and Colorado, to her work for the restoration of wild wolves in the West. Her lively storytelling bridges the worlds of human and animal, as she fascinates us with intimate stories of the wild dolphins, whales, and orcas whose lives she has studied for the past two decades. With each moving story, Peterson reveals a turning point in which animal bonds have enriched her life and led her toward a wider epiphany: As a species we cannot live without other animals. 17 b/w photographs.
 

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BUILD ME AN ARK: A Life With Animals

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Memoirs of an ardent animal-rights activist who describes herself as having been carried all her life "in the generous and instructive slipstream of other species."Peterson (Sister Stories, 1996, etc ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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***** At first I almost put this book down, because at the beginning there are quite a few references to the author's mother's Southern Baptist religion. I just didn't want to read a book socked with ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Inhalt

Slipstream
17
The Wild
37
Grandmother Grizzlies and God
51
Build Me an Ark
61
The Real Smokey Bear
73
Promised Land
87
Domestic Happiness with Dogs
101
Wolves in the Desert
115
Wolf Summits
181
The Return
197
Wolves in Our Backyard
217
Spin of the Dolphin
233
When Humpbacks Sing
255
Lone Sociable
269
Silkie
293
Animal Mundi
303

Cats in the Rain Shadow
137
An Afterlife of Animals
161
Help to Build a New Ark for the Animals
315
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Beliebte Passagen

Seite 15 - Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission — to be of service to them wherever they require it.
Seite 9 - Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.

Über den Autor (2001)

Brenda Peterson is the author of three novels and two collections of essays, Living by Water and Nature and Other Mothers. She lives in Seattle.

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