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Alfie & me : what owls know, what humans believe  Cover Image Book Book

Alfie & me : what owls know, what humans believe

Safina, Carl 1955- (author.).

Summary: "A moving account of raising, then freeing, an orphaned screech owl, whose lasting friendship with the author illuminates humanity's relationship with the world. When ecologist Carl Safina and his wife, Patricia, took in a near-death baby owl, they expected that, like other wild orphans they'd rescued, she'd be a temporary presence. But Alfie's feathers were not growing correctly, requiring prolonged care. As Alfie grew and gained strength, she became a part of the family, joining a menagerie of dogs and chickens and making a home for herself in the backyard. Carl and Patricia began to realize that the healing was mutual; Alfie had been braided into their world, and was now pulling them into hers."--Page 2 of cover.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781324065463
  • ISBN: 132406546X
  • Physical Description: print
    xv, 361 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W W Norton, [2023]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [324]-342) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue -- Part one: first summers -- Part two: openings -- Part three: bindings -- Part four: nursery days -- Part five: mysterious messengers -- Part six: going, going -- Epilogue -- Gratitudes -- References -- Selected bibliography -- Index.
Subject: Screech owls
Animal rescue
Human-animal relationships
Animaux Sauvetage
Animal rescue
Screech owls
Genre: Informational works.

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