Build Me an Ark: A Life with Animals (Paperback)

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"Peterson writes of nature with an intimacy that tugs at the reader's deep memory."—Orion

This is the story of a life and spirit guided by animals. Brenda Peterson was raised in the High Sierras on a national forest lookout station, and wildlife had a daily, defining influence on her life. Peterson explores her deep connection with animals, from watching grizzlies in Montana's Rockies, to keeping Siberian huskies as pets in New York City, to her work for the restoration of wild wolves. Her lively storytelling bridges the worlds of human and animal, as she fascinates us with intimate stories of her studies of wild dolphins, whales, and orcas. Peterson reveals how animal bonds have enriched her life and led her toward a wider epiphany: As a species we cannot live without other animals. "[A] wealth of fascinating anecdotes and insights...[an] engaging memoir."—Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Brenda Peterson is the author of three novels and two collections of essays, Living by Water and Nature and Other Mothers. She lives in Seattle.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393323283
ISBN-10: 0393323285
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: July 17th, 2002
Pages: 318
Language: English