Listening to Cougar
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But most notable are those essays that explore the "psychological value" of cougars, exemplified by teacher and activist Suzanne Duarte's "My Bush Soul, the Mountain Lion," a beautiful evocation of and tribute to her experience with the spirit of the mountain lion and how it began her initiation into the "deeper secrets of the psyche." With its wide range of scientific and cultural approaches, this impressive collection will help to shed light on America's greatest cat. In "The Growl," naturalist Steve Edwards traces his journey from fear, after finding a cougar under his cabin, to collaboration, as he helps what he dubs the "innoc
"Fascinating!" according to JFEddy. I learned so much about cougars in this compilation of essays (and a piece of fiction by Joan Fox). The authors shared personal experiences with cougars, information about cougar habits, and so forth. Each was so different yet united with each other that it was easy to read each piece as an individual item, as well as part of a cohesive whole. Of course, the essays (and short story. Katherine L. Dunn said Cougar gets to speak. This collection of essays written by knowledgeable people but from different points of view gives an incredible view of the treasure that is Cougar. What was striking was that so many of these articles were written in awe about chance encounters with this magnificent creature. Don't read this book straight through, just take one piece at a time and digest it. You'll surely be inspi. "Meow" according to Sanford L. Schantz. I saw a cougar (mountain lion) in my subdivision here in the Georgia Mountains (USA). He looked like Snagglepuss (the cartoon character) sauntering across the street with that huge tail of his arched over his back. Later, when I told people about this experience they told me that it was probably a big cat that I saw. I can't get no respect!
Writer and photographer Cara Blessley Lowe is author of Spirit of the Rockies and co-founder of The Cougar Fund.BK Loren, in Listening to Cougar: "If the lion, in all its dark, nocturnal otherness, in all its light, internal sameness, does not exist for future generations, if we destroy its habitat, or call open season on it, what could we possibly find to replace it? It is precisely because we fear large predators that we need them. Marc Bekoff opens his car door for a dog that turns out to be a lion. They hold within them so many things that we have lost, or are on the verge of losing, personally and collectively, permanently and forever. Corbett, Deanna Dawn, J. Other works evoke lions indirectly. Conservationists relate the political history of America's greatest cat. Frank Dobie, Suzanne Duarte, Steve Edwards, Joan Fox, Gary Gildner, Wendy Keefover-Ring, Ted Kerasote, Christina Kohlruss, Barry Lopez, BK Loren, Cara Blessley Lowe, Steve Pavlik, David Stoner, and Linda Sweanor.Marc Bekoff has published twe