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Coyote America Audiobook

Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History

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With its uncanny night howls, unrivaled ingenuity, and amazing resilience, the coyote is the stuff of legends. In Indian folktales it often appears as a deceptive trickster or a sly genius. But legends don't come close to capturing the incredible survival story of the coyote.

As soon as Americans - especially white Americans - began ranching and herding in the West, they began working to destroy the coyote. Despite campaigns of annihilation employing poisons, gases, helicopters, and engineered epidemics, coyotes didn't just survive, they thrived, expanding across the continent from Anchorage, Alaska, to New York's Central Park. In the war between humans and coyotes, coyotes have won hands down.

Coyote America is both an environmental and a deep natural history of the coyote. It traces both the five-million-year-long biological story of an animal that has become the "wolf" in our backyards and its cultural evolution from a preeminent spot in Native American religions to the hapless foil of the Road Runner. A deeply American tale, the story of the coyote in the American West and beyond is a sort of Manifest Destiny in reverse, with a pioneering hero whose career holds up an uncanny mirror to the successes and failures of American expansionism.

An illuminating biography of this extraordinary animal, Coyote America isn't just the story of an animal's survival - it is one of the great epics of our time.

©2016 Dan Flores (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Coyote Noir 03/07/2017
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    "Coyote America"

    Absolutely loved this book. A fascinating insight into coyotes and our interactions with them throughout history. In addition, it was wonderfully narrated, I highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in natural history, and human-carnivore/opportunist interactions.

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  • jpo
    13/04/17
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    "Coyote Consciousness"

    My intrigue about this book came from listening to the author's interview with Joe Rogan. As a great fan of Wiley Coyote, and having had several run-ins with coyotes throughout California, this book gave context to my mysterious fascination with them. It's a different kind of wisdom, and a non-linear logic that I really appreciate. The stories and factoids in Coyote America are remarkable, and I've already recommended this book to my trickster friends and family. A great read for long drives.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • John Townsend
    17/03/17
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    "Very Enjoyable Book, Subject Matter, and Reader"

    I approve of this audiobook. I basically listened to it due to the fact that there isn't a mammal alive that I dislike to the degree that I dislike canis latrans (still bitter about the loss of my childhood pets thanks to them) and I wanted to know more about them and hopefully develop some empathy. This book did that. Flores is a gifted author and audiobook reader a damned fine reader.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Carlos
    27/01/17
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    "Good book. It's exactly what you would expect."

    I had heard of this book from Joe Rogan Podcast, and Steve Rinella's Meat Eater. The book was informative without being too dry and scholarly to digest. I truly recommend it to anyone with even a passing interest in Coyotes, hunting, and the origin of coyote folklore.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • NICK BELUZO
    05/01/17
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    "fascinating content"

    The content was very engaging and interesting, but the information was presented in a somewhat disorderly fashion. I felt that the author jumped around a bit too much for a better rating, which took away from the enjoyment of the book. I commend the author however for the amount of information present in the book. He is clearly very engaged in the topic.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • N. Rogers
    San Antonio, TX, USA
    31/07/17
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    "Intelligence, Adaptability, and Persistence"

    I found this book absorbing in its description of our wonderful, fascinating native critter, the coyote--its evolution, ability to adapt and survive, and its incredible intelligence. Our attempts to totally destroy this animal, to wipe it completely from the face of the earth, with unbelievably horrendous poisons and other unspeakable methods make me deeply ashamed. It was engaging to read about the coyote, but almost impossible to read about what the government, in our name, has done to kill it.

    But the coyote has continued to thrive and increase its range into our cities and suburbs. The author tells us how to live with this wild creature in our midst, to avoid contact but to simply enjoy occasional sightings of something from our wild past that is with us in spite of our efforts to remove it.

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  • Rene Tatro
    23/07/17
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    "Amazing!!!"

    A must read...no matter how much you think you know about coyotes, or how much you (unjustly) fear or dislike them.

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  • Amazon Customer
    22/07/17
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    "One of my all time favorite books!"

    This book opened my eyes so much. I grew up in Montana and always had a connection with these fascinating animals, even if my family thought of them as pest. I'm was so surprised to learn the interestinghistory to these noble creatures. The book is truly beautiful. The only downside of this book is my wife is sick of me talking about coyotes constantly. BUY THIS BOOK!

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  • Michael
    19/07/17
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    "Justee but not my cup of tea"

    I am joyed the book had A lot of interesting base about Coyote But I was not a fan of animal rights activist point of view the book put out there. In my opinion Coyotes need to be heavily manged and are a threat to wildlife in parts of North America. However I would never want to see the mass poison campaigns of the past brought back.

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  • James
    19/04/17
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    "fascinating"

    this was an amazing book. Dan Flores is the man. I heard him on Joe Rogan and had to get it.

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  • Tia
    24/03/17
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    "Very interesting and entertaining."

    I was referred to this book by the Joe Rogen Experience. loved the book. Coyotes are fascinating, crazy animals.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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