Alfie & me : what owls know, what humans believe / Carl Safina.
Book | W W Norton | 2023 | First edition.

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Edition
First edition.
Description
xv, 361 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-342) and index.
Contents
Prologue -- Part one: first summers -- Part two: openings -- Part three: bindings -- Part four: nursery days -- Part five: mysterious messengers -- Part six: going, going -- Epilogue -- Gratitudes -- References -- Selected bibliography -- Index.
Summary
"A moving account of raising, then freeing, an orphaned screech owl, whose lasting friendship with the author illuminates humanity's relationship with the world. When ecologist Carl Safina and his wife, Patricia, took in a near-death baby owl, they expected that, like other wild orphans they'd rescued, she'd be a temporary presence. But Alfie's feathers were not growing correctly, requiring prolonged care. As Alfie grew and gained strength, she became a part of the family, joining a menagerie of dogs and chickens and making a home for herself in the backyard. Carl and Patricia began to realize that the healing was mutual; Alfie had been braided into their world, and was now pulling them into hers."--Page 2 of cover.
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Alfie and me
ISBN
9781324065463 (hardcover)
132406546X (hardcover)
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