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Fuzz

Mary Roach

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New York Times bestselling author Mary Roach explores the curious tales of human-wildlife encounters from around the world.

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Fuzz

Fuzz

by Mary Roach

Overview

Animal and plant species around the globe started living in accordance with nature's laws long before humans came into the picture. Over the centuries, humans began to cultivate lands, take over habitats and bend nature to their own will.

As a result, many natural patterns have been disrupted, causing wild animals to change the ways they behave and interact with us. Human-wildlife conflicts involve complex issues and raise multiple ethical questions.

Mary Roach is an American scientist and author who focuses on popular science and humor. She is the author of six New York Times bestsellers, including Stiff, Spook, and Bonk.

In her 2021 book Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law, Roach explores different examples of human-wildlife encounters from around the world. From pickpocketing monkeys to trespassing bears, different communities are continually trying to manage these curious cases of animal law-breaking.

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Whatever you do in this life, stay away from an inebriated bull elephant in musth.

- Mary Roach

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