206 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-206).
The patina of time --A world in a Petri dish --The crow roosts at night --A cloud of flies --An animal of much distinction --Pond life --To be or not to be armored? --Tracking the wild snail --Like a moth to a flame --Dichotomy --From fear to fascination --Everything is connected.
"With wonder and a sense of humor, Kelly Brenner aims to help us rediscover our connection to the natural world that is just outside our front door--we just need to know where to look. Through explorations of a rich, varied urban landscape, Brenner reveals the complex micro-habitats and surprising nature that exists in the middle of a city. In her hometown of Seattle, which has plowed down hills, cut through the land to connect fresh- and saltwater, and paved over much of the rest, she exposes a diverse range of often unnoticed creatures. 'Nature Obscura' explores the species that inhabit the urban environment across the four seasons"-- Provided by publisher.