Build Me An Ark

Build Me An Ark

A Life With Animals

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
The author chronicles her life of experiences with animals, from being raised in the High Sierras on a national forest lookout station to her work preserving the wolves of the American West. 12,000 first printing.

Norton Pub
This is the story of a life and spirit guided by the animals. Brenda Peterson was raised in the High Sierras on a national forest lookout station, and wildlife had a daily, defining influence on her life. Beginning with her fascination with Smokey Bear, Peterson explores her deep connection with animals, from watching grizzlies in Montana's Rockies, to keeping Siberian huskies as pets in New York City and Colorado, to her work for the restoration of wild wolves in the West. Her lively storytelling bridges the worlds of human and animal, as she fascinates us with intimate stories of the wild dolphins, whales, and orcas whose lives she has studied for the past two decades. With each moving story, Peterson reveals a turning point in which animal bonds have enriched her life and led her toward a wider epiphany: As a species we cannot live without other animals. 17 b/w photographs.

Book News
The memoir of a life among animals by a nature writer who has studied dolphins, whales, and orcas and worked for the restoration of wolves in Arizona, Yellowstone, and Alaska. Rather than mere autobiography or a scientific or political tract, her work is a kind of love story that describes the bond she's felt with animals since childhood. Peterson traces some of the cavalier and cruel ways humans have treated other species, but her purpose is not to browbeat; instead, she points the way to a rich alternative in which people interact with the natural world in a spirit of compassion and cooperation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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The author examines her life-long fascination and encounters with bears, dolphins, and Siberian huskies living in the Sierra Mountains, and discusses her efforts to preserve wolves in Arizona, Yellowstone, and Alaska.

Publisher: New York : Norton, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393050141
Branch Call Number: 599 PET
Characteristics: 317 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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