The ISBN on this book is 0449911225. It is a Hardcover book.
As the owner of several pets, as someone who loves nature and wildlife, and as a woman...this book spoke to me. It offers a vivid reminder of the very unique, emotional and primal bond that women share with animals. Narratives, interspersed with poetry, are organized loosely into several sections, focusing on diverse aspects of this bond. In one section, women who had made this communality part of their careers--studying animals in the field--share their insights as to how their work and their lives have been affected by what they study. Other sections explore the more common bond between women and their pets, or the wildlife they find around them, and how this supplements and supports the lives they have created for themselves. The book has all the hallmarks of an epic work of fiction--humor, love, tragedy, revelation, loss--and yet never for a moment do you forget that these are real women speaking. Intimate Nature is not only about the unique bond between women and animals, but the bond we share as women as well.