Coyote America

a natural and supernatural history

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Coyote America (2016)

271 pages

English language

Published Aug. 7, 2016

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This book "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, as well as 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"--Dust jacket flap.

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  • Coyote
  • History
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Effect of human beings on


  • North America