By Thomas Bulfinch
Thomas Bulfinch is better remembered because the writer of a few of the main influential collections of global mythology, yet his wide-ranging pursuits led him to provide books on many different themes, to boot. This attention-grabbing quantity of essays blends heritage and travelogue to unfurl the tales of 2 robust rivers, the Columbia and the Amazon.
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During his tenure in a hyperurban environment, Bishop finds wonder in these magpies, which, unlike North Americans, Koreans admire or see as auspicious omens of good luck. Seeking nature in the city, Bishop discovers how magpies evoke nostalgia for the wild that the city has replaced. He finds beauty in the raucous birds’ resourcefulness and in the creatures themselves, gaining an appreciation that replaces the negative perception of the magpie he was taught as a child. Andrew D. Blechman analyzes the varied campaigns waged against urban pigeons, whose excrement is blamed for destroying a city’s beauty, in chapter 13, “Flying Rats,” taken from his book Pigeons: The Fascinating Saga of the World’s Most Revered and Reviled Bird (2006).
In his essay “How Pigeons Became Rats: The Cultural-Spatial Logic of Problem Animals,” Colin Jerolmack analyzes the negative rhetoric used toward certain species, pigeons and house sparrows in particular. The vehement language 21 22 Kelsi Nagy and Phillip David Johnson II used toward these urban dwellers reveals far more than the fact that they are unpopular city residents. ”19 Confronting species that don’t abide by human-conceived boundaries: nature/culture, wild/domestic, human property / animal habitat, our conception of the world is a function of our culture and not inherent in the world.
19 20 Kelsi Nagy and Phillip David Johnson II She exposes the notion of utility inherent in the cost-benefit analysis of the moral theory of utilitarianism and challenges the reader to reexamine what extending moral compassion to these often overlooked creatures might feel like. Ultimately, Moore offers the view that like a pebble thrown into the water, human actions ripple far beyond us, affecting the lives of other species and the environment. Because we are capable of making choices, we also have a moral obligation to recognize there are consequences to our actions.