Distributed for Reaktion Books
224 pages | 80 color plates, 20 halftones | 5 1/4 x 7 1/2
Biological Sciences: Natural History
"Justice’s Raccoon is a fascinating and thoughtfully written exploration of its subject in science and culture—and a must-read for anyone like me who is curious about what, for example, Raccoon Mother (our best yard raccoon) is thinking on any given day."
Jeff VanderMeer | New York Times Book Review, "By the Book"
"[A] deep dive into the biological, taxonomical, historical, and cultural significance of Procyon lotor. . . . This is more than just a thorough primer on the nocturnal mammal whose roots can be traced back in the fossil record some thirty million years; it is a nuanced interrogation of the many behaviours, habitats, and characteristics the little guy shares with us."
Michael Strizic | Literary Review of Canada
"A wonderful, brilliantly written book about one of my favorite animals. Just such a joy to read—and I learned so much. You’ll never see raccoons the same again. A book I’ll cherish in years to come."
Jeff VanderMeer, author of the New York Times–bestselling Southern Reach Trilogy
"Beautifully written and superbly illustrated, this engaging book traces the history of the ubiquitous masked bandits as a species, as a symbol, and as a reflection of our society."
Suzanne MacDonald, Professor of Psychology, York University, Toronto