The Abridged Field Guide to North American House Creatures serves as an introductory guide to a half-hidden world, where the dimensional borders are just a touch more porous. It provides a fully illustrated, in depth look at all available scientific, historical and anecdotal evidence about twenty-five evolutionarily astonishing creatures, commonly known as house creatures. Among these occasionally troublesome creatures are those responsible for hiding your keys, eating your socks or making you forget why you walked into a room.
Not only house creatures populate these pages and you will also meet thirteen of the most influential people to investigate them. Among these researchers are a children’s etiquette writer from the 17th century, a lovelorn and a possibly mad inventor from the late 1800s and an oil company geologist who became a champion of the environmental movement in the 1970s.
Presented by Jaime McGuigan, author/illustrator and botanist turned chemist. She lives in an old farmhouse in New Hampshire where she has taken up with two stubborn dogs, two terribly moody cats and one perfectly lovely husband. You can keep up with her on Twitter, where she tweets under her telemarketer-inspired username @JMcGooligan.