WilmU Book Club

March 2023  |  Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
12:00pm ET

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Please join the WilmU Book Club for an online discussion of "Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law" by Mary Roach. Combining little-known forensic science and conservation genetics with a motley cast of laser scarecrows, langur impersonators, and trespassing squirrels, Roach reveals as much about humanity as about nature’s lawbreakers. When it comes to "problem" wildlife, she finds, humans are more often the problem—and the solution. Fascinating, witty, and humane, Fuzz offers hope for compassionate coexistence in our ever-expanding human habitat. (Taken directly from “Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law” by Mary Roach.)

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New Castle County Reads Presents:
An Evening with Mary Roach
Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Chase Center on the Riverfront

Author Mary Roach will discuss her bestselling non-fiction book, Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law. A book signing will follow a Q&A. Reserve your spot today!


What’s to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? Three hundred years ago, animals that broke the law would be assigned legal representation and put on trial. These days, as New York Times best-selling author Mary Roach discovers, the answers are best found not in jurisprudence but in science: the curious science of human-wildlife conflict, a discipline at the crossroads of human behavior and wildlife biology.
(Taken directly from “Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law” by Mary Roach.)

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