The Resource Small creatures and ordinary places : essays on nature, Allen M. Young

Small creatures and ordinary places : essays on nature, Allen M. Young

Label
Small creatures and ordinary places : essays on nature
Title
Small creatures and ordinary places
Title remainder
essays on nature
Statement of responsibility
Allen M. Young
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Small Creatures and Ordinary Places reveals to us the beauty and value of hornets, bats, katydids, mice, cicadas, and other tiny dwellers in our own backyards. Young, a renowned expert on butterflies and cicadas of the American tropics, records in these charming essays his keen observations of the natural world as he walks through an urban woods near the Lake Michigan shore, or sits on his deck facing his backyard, or gazes at a field of corn stubble in autumn. He invites us to venture into our own yards, neighborhood parks, fields, and forests and pause there ... to look and to listen. Small creatures have unique and interesting stories to tell us, Young points out. Their brief life cycles illustrate the intricate workings of a bigger clock driving the seasons, and they dominate the larger web of life in which humans are but a strand. Far too often they are ignored, taken for granted, reviled, or misunderstood. Even now, Young writes, as we move into a new millennium as a species and the technological pace of our existence further quickens, we can gain much from appreciating nature close at hand, despite how steadily it is being pushed aside
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
508
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH81
LC item number
.Y68 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Small creatures and ordinary places : essays on nature, Allen M. Young
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 217)
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spring -- Mourning cloaks -- Spring peepers -- Summer -- Monarch butterflies -- Annual cicadas -- Paper wasps -- Firefly magic -- Bat plays -- Green darners -- Autumn -- True katydids -- Hard frost -- A withered patch of wildflowers -- Winter -- Between cornfield and forest -- Cocooning -- A royal oak -- Winter moon
Control code
ocn669504899
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 217 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282764088
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b25618209
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)669504899
  • pebcs0299169634
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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