Are you ready to meet the ANIMAL CRIMINALS?
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!
Ok, Peculiars… What’s to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? Three hundred years ago, animals that broke the law would be assigned legal representation and put on trial. These days, 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. Intrepid as ever, 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. She taste-tests rat bait, learns how to install a vulture effigy, and gets mugged by a macaque.
This is going to be an absolute BLAST and I can’t wait to have Mary back again! What fun we’ll have! What weird cocktail will I decide to make? What crazy fun prizes will you win?? And best of all–see below for how to get your SIGNED COPIES!
You can find Mary here: https://maryroach.net/ and at @mary_Roach on twitter!
“Nobody does weird science quite like [Mary Roach]”–Wired