Herd on the Street : Animal Stories from the Wall Street Journal (Wall Street Journal Book)

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Herd on the Street : Animal Stories from the Wall Street Journal (Wall Street Journal Book)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 248 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780743254205
  • DDC分類 590

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For more than sixty years, The Wall Street Journal has prided itself not just on its serious journalism, but also on the whimsical and arcane stories that amuse and delight its readers. In that regard, animal stories have proven to be the most beloved of all. Now, veteran Journal reporter and Page One editor Ken Wells gathers the finest, funniest, and most fascinating of these animal tales in one exceptional book. Here are lighthearted, witty stories of breakthroughs in goldfish surgery, the untiring efforts of British animal lovers who guide lovesick toads across dangerous motorways, and the quest to tame doggy anxieties by prescribing the human pacifier Prozac. Other pieces reflect on mankind's impact on the animal kingdom: a close-up look at the nascent fish-rights movement, the retirement of U.S. Air Force chimpanzees that once soared through space, and ongoing scientific efforts to defeat that most hardy enemy -- the cockroach. Each of these fifty-odd stories -- from the outlandish to the poignant -- exemplifies the superb feature writing that makes The Wall Street Journal one of America's best-written newspapers. This charming and utterly captivating collection will be a joy not only to animal lovers, but to all those who appreciate artful storytelling by writers who are obviously having a wonderful time spinning the tales.

Table of Contents

Foreword                                           ix
Introduction xiii
CHAPTER ONE PET THEORIES
1 Listening to Prozac: "Bow-Wow! I Love the
Mailman!"
Carrie Dolan 1 (4)
2 Surgery on an Odd Scale
Dan Morse 5 (5)
3 A Horse Is a Horse, Unless of Course ...
Tony Horwitz 10 (4)
4 Much Chow, No Hounds
Ken Wells 14 (6)
5 Polly Wants a Scholarship to Harvard
David Stipp 20 (3)
6 Two-Stepping with Four Legs
Lisa Gubernick 23 (3)
7 Big Bird Is an Emmy Shoe-In
James Bandler 26 (4)
8 Barking Mad for Joyce
Susan G. Hauser 30 (3)
9 Little Beauties
James M. Perry 33 (5)
10 Fido Forever
Jeffrey Krasner 38 (5)
CHAPTER TWO POLITICAL ANIMALS
11 Kill Kitty?
James P. Sterba 43 (8)
12 Anglers Away!
Charles F. McCoy 51 (3)
13 Bite the Lawyers
Quentin Hardy 54 (4)
14 Bambi Uncensored
James P. Sterba 58 (5)
15 Horns of a Dilemma
Bryan Gruley 63 (4)
16 The Military-Chimpanzee Complex
Geraldine Brooks 67 (4)
17 High on the Hedgehog
Glynn Mapes 71 (4)
18 I've Got You, Babe
Vanessa Fuhrmans 75 (4)
19 A Man Among the Predators
James P. Sterba 79 (12)
CHAPTER THREE ODD DUCKS
20 Splat Man
Barry Newman 91 (5)
21 Next, They'll Want a Stadium
Gautam Naik 96 (1)
22 Pinky, Phone Home
June Kronholz 97 (4)
23 The Toad People
Glynn Mapes 101 (3)
24 Elvis Has Left the Forest
Quentin Hardy 104 (4)
25 Bugged in Rhode Island
Barbara Carton 108 (4)
26 The Worm Economy
James P. Sterba 112 (3)
27 Not Your Mother's Nutritionist
Erik Larson 115 (4)
28 The Greening of Frog Dreams
James P. Sterba 119 (6)
CHAPTER FOUR PASTORAL PURSUITS
29 Shear Excitement
Eric Morgenthaler 125 (4)
30 Bucks, Sex and ..
James P. Sterba 129 (4)
31 Yoking It Up in Maine
Barry Newman 133 (6)
32 Another Thing to Grouse About
Tony Horwitz 139 (4)
33 At Least They're Not Elephants
Carrie Dolan 143 (2)
34 The Polish Pickle Over Buffalo
Barry Newman 145 (4)
35 New Zealand's Woolly Problem
Geraldine Brooks 149 (4)
CHAPTER FIVE FISH STORIES
36 An Operative Theory of Caviar
Daniel Pearl 153 (5)
37 The Devil Ray as Angel Food?
Gay Sands Miller 158 (3)
38 A Wail of a Tale
Robert L. Rose 161 (4)
39 A Biting Reappraisal of Sharks
James P. Sterba 165 (4)
40 If Guppies Rise Up, You'll Know Why
Michael J. McCarthy 169 (3)
41 Getting With the Drill
Ellen Byron 172 (4)
42 Bugs, Bass and Loons in Moonlight
Ned Crabb 176 (5)
CHAPTER SIX WILD THINGS
43 Paddling with "Psycho Sam"
Ken Wells 181 (6)
44 We'd Guess Punxsutawney Phil Is Next
Timothy Aeppel 187 (4)
45 Not Only That: Rudolph Sells Crack!
Robert Berner 191 (3)
46 Feral TV
Mark Robichaux 194 (4)
47 Where's Dumbo?
Roger Thurow 198 (3)
48 The Monkey Bomb
Barry Newman 201 (5)
49 This Zoo's a Killer
Craig S. Smith 206 (3)
50 Gentle Ben's Big Bad Brother
Ken Slocum 209 (4)
51 Barking Up the Right Tree
Jim Hyatt 213 (4)
CHAPTER 7 BUZZ
52 After the Oscars, Please Call Orkin
Carrie Dolan 217 (5)
53 A Grubby Little Secret
Dawn Blalock 222 (4)
54 The Dean of Doodlebugs
Eric Morgenthaler 226 (4)
55 With Crickets, I'd Try a Nice Pinot Grigio
Amal Kumar Naj 230 (3)
56 The Roach Has No Friends ...
Erik Larson 233 (5)
57 ... Save One
Bob Ortega 238 (5)
Epilogue: Only in America 243 (2)
Acknowledgments 245 (2)
Index to Authors 247