The New York Times best-selling account of how coyotes–long the target of an extermination policy–spread to every corner of the United States
Finalist for thePEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
“A masterly synthesis of scientific research and personal observation.”–Wall Street Journal
Legends don’t come close to capturing the incredible story of the coyote. In the face of centuries of campaigns of annihilation employing gases, helicopters, and engineered epidemics, coyotes didn’t just survive, they thrived, expanding across the continent from Alaska to New York City and Maine and beyond. In the war between humans and coyotes, coyotes have won, hands-down. Coyote America is the illuminating five-million-year biography of this extraordinary animal, from its origins to its apotheosis. It is one of the great epics of our time.