Look Big: And Other Tips for Surviving Animal Encounters of All Kinds (Paperback)
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A humorous and helpful illustrated field guide to avoiding interactions--both dangerous and annoying--with 50 wild animals, including survival techniques, wildlife etiquette, and other essential advice. As humans encroach on wild places, encounters with animals--from bears, bison, mountain lions, and mice to turkeys, ticks, rats, and raccoons--have become increasingly commonplace. But, wait, what are the rules for facing a moose up close? Do you run from a coyote or stand your ground? How deadly, really, are black widow spiders, rattlesnakes, and sharks? Packed with expert tips, fascinating animal facts, and harrowing true tales, Look Big is a must-have survival guide for outdoor, urban, and suburban adventurers alike. If you have ever feared the approach of a grizzly, the spray of a skunk, or an army of cockroaches in the kitchen, this book is for you.
About the Author
RACHEL LEVIN has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, Outside, Lucky Peach, and Sunset magazine, where she was a senior travel editor. She is a contributing writer at San Francisco magazine and was recently named the first San Francisco restaurant critic for Eater. A member of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, her work has been included in Best Food Writing and other books. She has also appeared on NPR's Marketplace, KQED's Forum, and on stage at Pop-Up Magazine.