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Leslie Miller | Reimagining a Place for the Wild

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the bookshop.

Co-editor Leslie Miller will discuss the new book, Reimagining a Place for the Wild. She will be joined in conversation by contributors Wendy Fisher, Executive Director of Utah Open Lands, and Kirk Robinson, Founder and Executive Director of Western Wildlfe Conservancy.

Reimagining a Place for the Wild contains a diverse collection of personal stories that describe encounters with the remaining wild creatures of the American West and critical essays that reveal wildlife’s essential place in western landscapes. Gleaned from historians, journalists, biologists, ranchers, artists, philosophers, teachers, and conservationists, these narratives expose the complex challenges faced by wild animals and those devoted to understanding them. Whether discussing keystone species like grizzly bears and gray wolves or microfauna swimming the thermal depths of geysers, these accounts reflect the authors’ expertise as well as their wonder and respect for wild nature. The writers do more than inform our sensibilities; their narratives examine both humanity’s conduct and its capacity for empathy toward other life. A selection of photos and paintings punctuates the volume. This collection sprang from the Reimagine Western Landscapes Symposium held at the University of Utah’s Taft-Nicholson Environmental Humanities Education Center in Centennial Valley, Montana. These testaments join a chorus of voices seeking improved relations with the western wild in the twenty-first century.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Reimagining a Place for the Wild from The King's English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Reimagining a Place for the Wild  today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 S 1500 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Reimagining a Place for the Wild Cover Image
By Leslie Miller (Editor), Louise Excell (Editor), Christopher Smart (Editor)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781607816614
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Utah Press - December 31st, 2018