Wild Delicate Seconds: 29 Wildlife Encounters

Wild Delicate Seconds: 29 Wildlife Encounters

by Charles Finn

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Wild Delicate Seconds: 29 Wildlife Encounters by Charles Finn

In Wild Delicate Seconds, Charles Finn captures twenty-nine chance encounters with the everyday—and not so everyday—animals, birds, and insects of North America.

There are no maulings or fantastic escapes in Finn's narratives—only stillness and attentiveness to beauty. With profundity, humor,  and compassion, Finn pays homage to the creatures we share our  world with —from black bears to bumble bees, mountain lions to muskrats—and, in doing so, touches on what it means to be human.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780870716553
Publisher: Oregon State University Press
Publication date: 04/15/2012
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

CHARLES FINN is editor of High Desert Journal. His writing is published in more than fifty newspapers, journals, magazines, and anthologies, including The Sun, Open Spaces, Northern Lights, Big Sky Journal, and High Country News. He taught English as a foreign language in Hiroshima, Japan; hid out in the woods of British Columbia; and learned the art of deconstruction in Potomac, Montana. Originally from Vermont and a recent resident of Bend, Oregon, he now lives in New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Preface 11

Black Bear 13

Cougar 15

Bumble Bees 19

Ravens 21

Red Fox 25

Water Ouzel 29

Bison 33

Red-shafted Flicker 37

Sandhill Cranes 41

Snowy Owls 45

Western Toad 49

Great Horned Owl 53

Muskrat 55

Painted Turtles 57

Elk 61

Chickadee 65

Deer 69

Flying Squirrels 73

Pygmy Owl 77

Two Fawns 81

Red-tailed Hawk 83

Three-toed Woodpecker 85

Western Tiger Swallowtail 89

Osprey 93

Mountain Goats 97

Trumpeter Swans 101

Golden Eagle 103

Canada Geese 105

Great Blue Heron 109

Credits 112

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