The science writer also looks at human interactions with wildlife – The Daily Gazette

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The science writer also looks at human interactions with wildlife - The Daily Gazette

Mary Roach, the quirky science writer of such previous titles as “Gulp,” “Stiff,” and “Bonk,” is back with her newest book, “Fuzz.” Treading the line between wildlife and the law, Roach explores how politics, climate change and religion can complicate human-wildlife interactions worldwide.

The author highlights people who are genuinely passionate about the work they’re doing and also includes suggestions for readers on how to deal ethically (and successfully) with their own wildlife issues, wherever they live.

It’s Nashville, 1926, and Cherokee horse-diver Two Feathers has temporarily left a Wild West show to work at the Glendale Park Zoo. After catastrophe strikes one of her shows and her beloved mare,​ ​Ocher​,​​​ dies, Two Feathers joins with other park workers to discover what happened.

​“When Two Feathers Fell From the Sky” by Margaret Verble

Story Highlights

  • “Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law” by Mary Roach

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Weaving period details with supernatural elements, Verble addresses key issues of the time while spinning her ghost story around the fictionalized employees of a park that actually existed.

  The author is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

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