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One of Bookpage's Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of 2021

Join “America’s funniest science writer” (Peter Carlson, Washington Post), Mary Roach, on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet.

What’s to be done about a jaywalking moose? A grizzly bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? As New York Times best-selling author Mary Roach discovers, the answers are best found not in jurisprudence but in science: the curious science of human-wildlife conflict, a discipline at the crossroads of human behavior and wildlife biology. 

Roach tags along with animal attack forensics investigators, human-elephant conflict specialists, bear managers, and “danger tree” faller-blasters. She travels from leopard-terrorized hamlets in the Indian Himalaya to St. Peter’s Square in the early hours before the Pope arrives for Easter Mass, when vandal gulls swoop in to destroy the elaborate floral display. Along the way, Roach reveals as much about humanity as about nature’s lawbreakers. Combining little-known forensic science and conservation genetics with a motley cast of laser scarecrows, langur impersonators, and mugging macaques, Fuzz offers hope for compassionate coexistence in our ever-expanding human habitat.

©2021 by Mary Roach. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Jimmyjoejangles
  • 2021-09-16

Footnotes.

I guess none of her other books had footnotes. Or the reader integrated them into the reading. This method of all them at the end was a little off putting.

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  • Susan Marie Methvin
  • 2021-09-21

Fuzz is most entertaining

Loved this book! Not only humorous but educational as well! Love the authors sense of humor! Definitely will recommend this read!

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  • Elizabeth
  • 2021-09-20

Mary does it again!

this book was wonderfully written and researched. thank you for all your hard work Mary! You rock.