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Sierra Club Book Club: Coyote America

February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Coyote America

From the Sierra Club –

We will be meeting to discuss, “Coyote America” by Dan Flores. He is a great wildlife historian, and has done a great job telling the story of the coyote, and how different cultures have viewed the coyotes in such vastly different ways.

Sierra Club member and coyote enthusiast, Craig Nazor, will be joining us for this book discussion. Craig was a member on the Animal Advisory Commission, and worked to petition the city of Austin to have a no-kill management approach towards it’s coyotes.

How to find us – It’s in study room 471. Once you get off the elevators on the forth floor, it’s a little to your left (at your 10 o’clock)

Amazon.com describes the book as:
“… 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.”

March’s book was decided upon at the last meeting and it’s “Adventures with a Texas Naturalist” by Roy Bedichek. I’ve had this book suggested by a few people over the years and am looking forward to reading it. This local author worked at UT and has been forever immortalized in a statue with his buddies, Mr. Dobie and Mr. Webb, in front of Barton Springs pool where he liked to spend hot summer days.

After each book club meeting, we discuss and decide the next book club book, so come with suggestions!

Venue

Austin Central Library
710 W. César Chávez St.
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Website:
http://library.austintexas.gov/central-library