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Online books Unseen City The Majesty of Pigeons the Discreet Charm of Snails Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness author Nathanael Johnson –

This was a ure Perception and the External World pleasure read for meThe author is a writer usually about food and cooking who lives in California with a young daughter whom he wants to teach an appreciation of nature Except he lives in the city and what he s really after is teaching her to notice detailsIt was really interesting toick this one up on the heels of The Geography of Thought How Asians and Westerners Think Differently and Why which mentions the different ways the Westerners and Easteners raise their children Westerners are always naming objects for their children Right on cue that does happen here but then there is a Popular Representations of Development push to go deeper Tree isn t good enough Suirrel isn t good enough Which is maybe a little Eastern but not totally Well Easteners might ask How does the suirrel feel This is the most fascinating delightful book that I have read this year Mosteople do not Sister for Sale pay attention to all the living beings around them in their suburban city world Sure we notice other humans but what about all the birds bugs weeds suirrels etc The author takes you into this world and gives you incredible information that you would have never guessed Such an interesting read that would be even better if you share it with your children This book was very timely for me as I have developed a fascination about birds in my neighborhood thisast year and ha In San Francisco and Berkeley the author seeks to light a fire of science in his daughter s visions for the future Along the way both of them full in love with magnifying observing and learning about urban flora and fauna Who knew there were so much mystifying and impressive about The Blue Door (Threshold pigeons including they are here because of 18th Century hobbyists Weeds you can eat the activities of suirrels including drey architecture Insights into the languages of birds from some of the scientific contacts the author made whilerobing his city biota and a foray into the uniue gingko The turkey vulture so unknown I found very interesting as well as the survey of the ant Another reason to finally read some Edward O Wilson Al. It all started with Nathanael Johnson’s decision to teach his daughter the name of every tree they Two Views on the Doctrine of the Trinity passed on their walk to day care in San Francisco Thisroject turned into a uest to discover the secrets of the neighborhood’s flora and fauna and yielded than names and trivia Johnson developed a relationship with his nonhuman neighborsJohnson argues that learning to see the world afresh like a child shifts the way we think about nature Instead of something

So wow those crows are smart And so much fascinating about snails which themselves have apparently inspired a good book The Sound of a Wild Snail EatingI received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads This book is about all of the animals that you see but never really noticeThe snail the crow the suirrel all the things that you The Art of Standing Still pass on your way to work and don t really give any thought to This book made me think about these animals in great detail and the role theylay in daily life This was a informative book full of keen observations an Oh man I loved this book so much Especially A Ladys Honor (Cliffs of Cornwall, pertinent to me because he s talking about things I see every day in the Bay Area He answers those curiosities you didn t even know you had but hadrobably registered below the surface I did want to know why Bob and Larry in the Case of the Missing Patience pigeon s feet are all messed up I did want to know why there are so many crows around my neighborhood It s refreshing to be a bit curious about t Nature is trendy Everyone wants to write about discovering it all over again about animalslants natural magic hidden all around us Yet these The War to End All Wars publications don t bring nothing new on the table same old news same curiosities written all over again in different words with different covers Nathanael Johnson s book is nice sweet and easy to read however one must remember that Nathanael Johnson is just like everyone else he is not a specialist he s an amatour with binoculars Wikipedia and natural curiosity And that curiosity is something Theublisher s blurb serves as a nice intro but this book is so much Included here are some fascinating tidbits Death Comes for the Archbishop pigeons were once a symbol of affluence inlaces abandoned by humanslike the Scottish isle of St Kilda the Mostly Mama pigeons have gone extinct racingigeons which can travel up to 110 mph have sold for than 300000 PER BIRD The author eases us into becoming aware of individual aspects of our local flora think Euell Gibbons whether weeds or trees and fauna from suirrels to bird language to crows to ants The author clearly shows us how to become attuned. Istant and abstract nature becomes real all at once comical annoying and beautiful This shift can add tremendous value to our lives and it might just be the first step in saving the worldNo matter where we live city country oceanside ormountains there are wonders that we walk The Naked Man past every day Unseen City widens theinhole of our erspective by allowing us to view the world from the high altitude eyes of a turkey vulture and the distinctly low altitude eyes of a

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To any species of which we have raised our awareness as well as indicating the in situ methods of developing a deeper understanding well beyond computer searches which d I stopped reading this book after a couple of chapters because I was getting annoyed by the organization and writing style I think I m just the wrong audience but I wanted actual information and fewer cute stories about his reschool daughter and comments about how he used to think Cutremur de timp pigeons were sooooo gross before he started to observe them And yet I would definitely recommend this book to othereople because I can see how it could inspire them to take a closer look at their own neighborhood critters and weeds But as for me I ve never lived in a big city so I found some of the author s assumptions a bit hard to relate to and I ve already read much of the factual content in the books he cites as sources for example Superdove by Courtney Humphries and Crow Planet by Lyanda Lynn Haupt and they did it better In sum Probably a good book but I wasn t getting into it What a delightful book I loved how Johnson gives us a lens to see the beautiful wildlife around us even in urban settingsJohnson starts off on a uest to ay attention to the flora and fauna around him when he realizes that his daughter is asking about the world around them and he doesn t know the answers From this simple beginning he gains knowledge along with wisdom and a genuine awe for the world we inhabit Luckily he wrote a book about it with neatly delineated chapters focusing on a different lant or animal and we get to accompany him This uote really distills this book As soon as humans take open hearted notice of anything in the natural world we find reason to love it Meh There were a few interesting tidbits here but the author s endless droning on about his kid and his seeming fear of natural things made it a boring read A much better book for those interested in learning about the nature in our backyards and Die Botin des Königs (Reiter-Trilogie parks is The Urban Bestiary Encountering the Everyday Wild by Lyanda Lynn Haupt. Nail The narrative allows us to eavesdrop on the comically frenetic life of a suirrel andeer deep into the Patagonia Express past with a ginkgo biloba tree Each of these organisms has something uniue to tell us about our neighborhoods and chapter by chapter Unseen City takes us on a journey that isart nature lesson and Predator part love letter to the world’s urban jungles With the righterspective a walk to the subway can be every bit as entrancing as a walk through a national ar.