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Lyanda Lynn Haupt
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Lyanda Lynn Haupt has created and directed educational programs for Seattle Audubon, worked in raptor rehabilitation in Vermont, and is a seabird researcher for the Fish and Wildlife Service in the remote tropical Pacific. She is the author of Crow Planet, Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent, and Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds (winner of the 2002 Washington State Book Award). Her latest book, THE URBAN BESTIARY: Encountering the Everyday Wild, is out now from Little, Brown.

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The Urban Thoreau: A New Nature in the City

(8) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 11:08 AM

"None is so poor that he need sit on a pumpkin." I was relieved to find these words in the early pages of Thoreau's "Walden." Here we have the doyen of nature writers, environmentalists, and the radical simplicity movement telling us that we are allowed, at least, a chair. The...

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Literary Figures and Their Wild Pets

(2) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 9:53 AM

We love images of famous writers with their pets: Edith Wharton with her lapdogs, Virginia Woolf with her spaniel, gloomy Ernest Hemingway cuddling one of his many cats. There is something about these author-animal relationships that humanizes the writers in our mind, bringing them down from a perceived intellectual remove...

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