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An Alberta Bestiary: Animals of the Rolling Hills


Zahava Hanan

$24.95 CAD / $24.95 USD (S)

92 pages, 70 illustrations

8.5 x 8.5 inches

978-1-55238-151-9 (Paperback)

978-1-55238-278-3 (Institutional PDF)

September 2004

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About the Book

An Alberta Bestiary: Animals of the Rolling Hills seeks to build on the traditions of the medieval bestiary and considers the unique animals of the Alberta mountains and foothills. From the perspective of a rancher who has an intimate knowledge of the landscape and animals, the feel and texture of natural life are illuminated in prose that is both stirring and humorous. With the author’s sensitivity to the rhythms of the land, the animals and the heavens, the reader is drawn into the natural world where connections to historical knowledge underscore a passionate concern for the environment and humankind’s responsibility to the world we share with all creatures.

Zahava Hanen ranches near Longview, Alberta and is an active environmentalist who has published numerous books on nature and her experiences as a female rancher.

Table of Contents
 

Foreward
Introduction
Prologue
Interlude
Bears
Interlude
Weight of a Bear on Water
Deer
Interlude
Wolf
Crossover—Unity, Affinity, Wild, Tamed
Fear Interlude
Wasps and Flies
Interlude
Butterfly
Geese
Bulls
Interlude
The Cow and the Cat
Interlude
Willow
Interlude
Horns and Antlers
Farmer
Izaak
The Natural Circle
The Sound of the Wind
Cat Shooting
Interlude
Temple Grundun
Noath’s Ark
Domestic: Wild Animals—dogs who have to be polite
Buckle—Secret Spots
Tribute to Buckle
Interlude
Birds
Harmony
The Garden of Eden