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Agriculture and the Environment

When Nature Breaks The Law With Mary Roach

Renee Bright

Humans mostly keep a clear line between our world and the animal kingdom. But animals have a habit of crossing that line — to funny and sometimes dangerous effect.

The science writer Mary Roach's new book Fuzz explores the science of human-wildlife conflict — or, to put it another way, when the natural world doesn’t play by human rules. After all, what does a wild animal care about jaywalking or breaking and entering? Roach travels to Asia and Europe, visiting a village beset by leopards and a holy site at the mercy of vandalizing birds. She joins us this Friday at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m. to talk about how we can better understand and exist alongside the animals that share this planet with us.

Mary Roach’s book is Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law [BookShop|Amazon|Indiebound].

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