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In twenty-nine micro-essays that are almost prose poems, Charles Finn captures chance encounters with the everyday—and not so everyday—animals, birds, and insects of North America.

There is no adrenaline here, there are no maulings or fantastic escapes—only stillness and attentiveness to beauty. With profundity, humor, grace, simplicity and compassion, Finn pays homage to the creatures that share our world—from black bears to bumble bees, mountain lions to muskrats—and, in doing so, touches on what it means to be human.

Wild Delicate Seconds will appeal to wildlife observers and naturalists, as well as to readers of American nature writers such as Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Annie Dillard, and Mary Oliver.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 9-10
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. 11-12
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  1. Black Bear
  2. pp. 13-14
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  1. Cougar
  2. pp. 15-17
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  1. Bumble Bees
  2. pp. 19-20
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  1. Ravens
  2. pp. 21-23
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  1. Red Fox
  2. pp. 25-27
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  1. Water Ouzel
  2. pp. 29-31
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  1. Bison
  2. pp. 33-35
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  1. Red-shafted Flicker
  2. pp. 37-39
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  1. Sandhill Cranes
  2. pp. 41-43
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  1. Snowy Owls
  2. pp. 45-47
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  1. Western Toad
  2. pp. 49-51
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  1. Great Horned Owl
  2. pp. 53-54
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  1. Muskrat
  2. p. 55
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  1. Painted Turtles
  2. pp. 57-59
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  1. Elk
  2. pp. 61-63
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  1. Chickadee
  2. pp. 65-67
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  1. Deer
  2. pp. 69-71
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  1. Flying Squirrels
  2. pp. 73-75
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  1. Pygmy Owl
  2. pp. 77-79
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  1. Two Fawns
  2. pp. 81-82
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  1. Red-tailed Hawk
  2. pp. 83-84
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  1. Three-toed Woodpecker
  2. pp. 85-87
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  1. Western Tiger Swallowtail
  2. pp. 89-91
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  1. Osprey
  2. pp. 93-95
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  1. Mountain Goats
  2. pp. 97-99
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  1. Trumpeter Swans
  2. pp. 101-102
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  1. Golden Eagle
  2. pp. 103-104
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  1. Canada Geese
  2. pp. 105-107
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  1. Great Blue Heron
  2. pp. 109-111
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  1. Credits
  2. p. 112
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780870716560
Related ISBN
9780870716553
MARC Record
OCLC
809317395
Launched on MUSE
2012-06-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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