Nature Wars: Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds

Nature Wars
Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds

New York, NY –-( Nature Wars by former foreign correspondent for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal Jim Sterba (On Sale November 13, 2012), offers an eye-opening look at how Americans have lost touch with the natural landscape.

Spending 90 percent of their time indoors where nature arrives via television, films, and digital screens in which wild creatures often behave like people or cuddly pets.

All the while our well-meaning efforts to protect animals allowed wild populations to burgeon out of control, causing damage costing billions, degrading ecosystems, and touching off disputes that polarized communities, setting neighbor against neighbor.

Perhaps you are one of more than 4,000 drivers who hit a deer today, your child’s soccer field is carpeted with goose droppings, coyotes are killing your pets, the neighbor’s cat has turned your bird feeder into a fast-food outlet, wild turkeys have eaten your newly-planted seed corn, beavers have flooded your driveway, or bears are looting your garbage cans.

Nature Wars is a surprising investigation into what happens when too many people play Angry Birds instead of watching wild birds.

Deeply researched, eloquently written, counterintuitive and often humorous Nature Wars will be the definitive book on how we created this unintended mess.

“It’s a jungle out there – and we’re living in it. Jim Sterba’s Nature Wars is a smart, stylish and altogether provocative account of how we are confounded by that which we claim to hold so dear – Mother Nature and all her creatures moving in right next door.” –Tom Brokaw

For more, you can follow @JimSterba on Twitter or visit You can also listen to Jim on The Diane Rehm Show during her Environmental Outlook segment here.

Get your copy here: Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds