Natural History Book Club

coyote america9 am | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 • Location: Natural History Institute

Come read with us! Natural History Book Club offers guided discussions on a diverse array of environmental and natural history literature for scholarship, inspiration, and understanding, in a welcoming atmosphere. The goal of the Natural History Book Club is to foster discussion of the exploration and discovery of the natural world, its dynamics and the role of humans within it, by reading the best in popular, scientific, adventure, and creative natural history. All are welcome to attend! You can see what we are currently reading in the Natural History events calendar.

The book we will discuss on November 16th is Coyote America by Dan Flores.

Event Location: natural history book club logoNatural History Institute, 126 N. Marina St., Prescott. Please email info@naturalhistoryinstitute.org for more information.

About the Author and the Book

Finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Winner of the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award

"A masterly synthesis of scientific research and personal observation." —Wall Street Journal

"The coyote should have been TIME Magazine's Person of the Year. This deeply engrossing study is part scientific, part mythological, and part personal observation. It is fully fascinating."—Lit Hub

Legends don't come close to capturing the incredible story of the coyote In the face of centuries of campaigns of annihilation employing gases, helicopters, and engineered epidemics, coyotes didn't just survive, they thrived, expanding across the continent from Alaska to New York. In the war between humans and coyotes, coyotes have won, hands-down. Coyote America is the illuminating five-million-year biography of this extraordinary animal, from its origins to its apotheosis. It is one of the great epics of our time.

Dan Flores is the A. B. Hammond Professor Emeritus of Western History at the University of Montana and the author of ten books on aspects of western US history. Flores lives just outside Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Event date: 

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 9:00am

Event address: 

The Peregrine Book Company
219A North Cortez
Prescott, AZ 86301