Chasing Bats and Tracking Rats: Urban Ecology, Community Science, and How We Share Our Cities

Category: Book
By (author): Guy, Cylita
Illustrated By: Li, Cornelia
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Biology
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Experiments & Projects
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / General (see also headings under Animals
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Annick Press
Published: November 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 104
Size: 9.25in x 7.50in
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From The Publisher*

Gripping narrative non-fiction with STEM and social justice themes that proves cities can be surprisingly wild places-and why understanding urban nature matters.

What can city bees tell us about climate change? How are we changing coyote behavior? And what the heck is a science bike? Featuring the work of a diverse group of eleven scientists-herself included!-Dr. Cylita Guy shows how studying urban wildlife can help us make cities around the world healthier for all of their inhabitants. In the process, Guy reveals how social injustices like racism can affect not only how scientists study city wildlife, but also where urban critters are likelier to thrive. Sidebars include intriguing animal facts and the often-wacky tools used by urban ecologists, from a ratmobile to a bug vacuum. Cornelia Li's engaging illustrations bring the scientists' fieldwork adventures to life, while urban ecology challenges encourage readers to look for signs of wildlife in their own neighborhoods.