Animal Vegetable Criminal

ebook When Nature Breaks the Law

By Mary Roach

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What's to be done about a drunken elephant? A monkey caught mugging passers-by? A trespassing squirrel? Mary Roach delves into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet.

'Delightful' Ed Yong, author of An Immense World

Follow Mary Roach as she investigates laser scarecrows, robo-hawks, human-elephant conflict specialists and monkey impersonators. Travel to the bear-busy back alleys of Aspen, the gull-vandalized floral displays at the Vatican and leopard-terrorized hamlets in the Himalayas. In this fresh, funny and thoroughly researched book, dive into the weird and wonderful moments when humanity and wildlife bump up against one another.



'A provocative and engaging exploration of our evolving relationship with the rest of nature.' Guardian

'Combining diligently researched scientific reporting with the sniggering wit of a stand-up comic... Animal Vegetable Criminal loves an eyebrow-raising anecdote.' The Times

'An idiosyncratic tour with Roach as the wisecracking, ever-probing guide... My favorite moments, ultimately, weren't the funny ones, but those that reveal a bit of scientific poetry.' New York Times
Animal Vegetable Criminal