Account Login Winnipeg Toll-Free: 1-800-561-1833 SK Toll-Free: 1-877-506-7456 Contact & Locations

parsed(2010-04-20) - pubdate: 2010-04-20
pub date: 1271739600
today: 1696309200, pubdate > today = false

nyp: 0;


Meditations on the Wild Animals Among Us

April 20, 2010 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781937006679
Reader Reward Price: $13.46 info
Out of stock. Available to order from publisher. We will confirm shipping time when order has been placed.
Checking Availibility...


To be alienated from animals is to live a life that is not quite whole, contends nature writer Tai Moses in Zooburbia. Urban and suburban residents share our environments with many types of wildlife: squirrels, birds, spiders, and increasingly lizards, deer, and coyote. Many of us crave more contact with wild creatures, and recognize the small and large ways animals enrich our lives, yet don't notice the animals already around us.

Zooburbia reveals the reverence that can be felt in the presence of animals and shows how that reverence connects us to a deeper, better part of ourselves. A lively blend of memoir, natural history, and mindfulness practices, Zooburbia makes the case for being mindful and compassionate stewards -- and students -- of the wildlife with whom we coexist. With lessons on industriousness, perseverance, presence, exuberance, gratitude, aging, how to let go, and much more, Tai's vignettes share the happy fact that none of us is alone -- our teachers are right in front of us. We need only go outdoors to find a rapport with the animal kingdom. Zooburbia is a magnifying lens turned to our everyday environment.

About this Author

Tai Moses has been a journalist and editor for many years. She's also worked as a veterinary assistant, a barista, a hotel maid, a salmon canner, and a wildland firefighter. Formerly a senior editor at, her writing has been widely published in the independent press. Tai lives in Oakland, CA, with her husband, her dog Arrow, and a number of cats.

ISBN: 9781937006679
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 272
Publisher: Parallax Press
Published: 2010-04-20

If the product is in stock at the store nearest you, we suggest you call ahead to have it set aside for you, or you may place an order online and choose in-store pickup.