Mountaineers Books Nature Obscura: A City's Hidden Natural World

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With wonder and humor, Nature Obscura author 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.

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    • Through explorations of a rich and varied urban landscape, Brenner reveals the complex microhabitats and surprising nature found in the middle of a city

    Made in USA.

    From the publisher:In Brenner's 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 strange and unknown creatures. From shore to wetland, forest to neighborhood park, and graveyard to backyard, Brenner uncovers how our land alterations have impacted nature, for good and bad, through the wildlife and plants that live alongside us, often unseen. These stories meld together, in the same way our ecosystems, species, and human history are interconnected across the urban environment.
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    Wildlife Viewing


    8 x 5.5 inches


    Kelly Brenner

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