Myths and Truths About Coyotes: What You Need to Know About America’s Most Misunderstood Predator

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Myths and Truths About Coyotes: What You Need to Know About America’s Most Misunderstood Predator Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Menasha Ridge Press Inc. Pages: 200 Illustrations and other contents: B&W photos throughout Language: English ISBN: 9780897326940 Categories: , ,

Coyotes hold a peculiar interest as both an enduring symbol of the wild and a powerful predator we are always anxious to avoid. This book examines the spread of coyotes across the country over the past century, and the storm of concern and controversy that has followed. Individual chapters cover the surprisingly complex question of how to identify a coyote, the real and imagined dangers they pose, their personality and lifestyle, and nondeadly ways of discouraging them.

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"Carol Cartaino gives a well-balanced account of coyotes, their life history and their controversial interactions with humans." —Ohio's Country Living Magazine, October 2012 "Pet owners would be wise to read this book" -- Janice Lloyd, Pet Blogger for USA Today "Whether you love coyotes or hate them, we must all learn how to live with them, and Carol has given us a gift in showing some of the best ways to do so." -- John H. Williams, wildlife biologist, and author of Deer Hunter's Field Guide: Pursuing Michigan's Whitetail "By detailing the coyote's natural history and behavior, this book provides good practical advice on how to better enable us to coexist and adapt to living with these cunning and cool creatures." -- Jonathan Way Ph.D., author of Suburban Howls: Tracking the Eastern Coyote in Urban Massachusetts "Most people enjoy studying animals at the local zoo. Carol tracks them in her back fields. She's a born naturalist with a deep interest in wildlife as well as a lifelong love of animals of any kind." -- Robert T. Sharp, D.V.M, author of No Dogs in Heaven? Scenes from the Life of a Country Veterinarian, and monthly columnist ("Ask a Country Vet") for Country Living Magazine "Myths and Truths About Coyotes is a well-researched, factual account of the coyote's natural history, population status and relationship with humans." -- Arizona Wildlife Views, September 2011

Author Biography

Carol Cartaino, a native of New Jersey and graduate of Rutgers University (major in English and minor in biology), has had a lifetime interest in animals and the outdoors. Growing up, she had just about every pet animal known and walked home from the library every week with armloads of books on wild animals. All of her best time as a child was spent in the woods near home or on her grandparents' farm in Western Pennsylvania. As an adult she has spent many happy hours hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, and engaging in outdoor photography and nature study. For the past 40 years, Carol has been a professional book editor and writer's collaborator, working on almost every subject imaginable within nonfiction, with a strong emphasis on how-to, self-help, and reference. She has helped many authors-from the editors of "Field & Stream" and "Arizona Highways" to scuba divers, photographers, plastic surgeons, veterinarians, and experts on moonshine and cookery-to produce satisfying books. In her ten years as an editor in the Trade Division of Prentice-Hall, Inc., books on nature and gardening were among her specialties. In the decade that followed she was editor-in-chief of Writer's Digest Books in Cincinnati. In the years since, she has been a freelance editor and book doctor for literary agents, publishers, and individual authors. Since 1980, Carol has also served as editor and collaborator for best-selling author Don Aslett, whose books have sold a total of more than three million copies. Carol lives with her son and many pets on a 66-acre farm in Southern Ohio, on which she can continue her nature study and listen to the coyote songs.