January Book Club Selection

The Natural History Society Reading Group will meet from 3:30 – 5:00 on Monday, January 27 to discuss Wolves in the Land of Salmon, by David Moscowitz.

For RSVPs and directions, please email Pat:  jltnatural@saveland.org

Wolves in the Land of Salmon is nature writing at its best. Vivid imagery and a sense of wonder bring the text alive and help the reader understand exactly what it means to be a wolf. David Moskowitz’s training as a wildlife tracker gives him insider knowledge he generously shares with the hope that with greater understanding comes new perspective.

“Using vivid illustrations, maps, scientific research, and field observations, Moskowitz describes his experiences tracking wolf populations throughout the Pacific Northwest. He outlines the evolutionary history, cultural significance, geographic dispersal, and hunting habits of wolves, and examines threats to wolf populations and future directions in wolf conservation. The results are a comprehensive overview of wolves and their interactions with humans and broader ecosystems. An essential read for anyone wishing to gain a deeper understanding of how ecological, political, and geological trends can lead to the decline or restoration of species and their habitats.” (Library Journal)

“This wide-ranging survey about wolves of the Pacific Northwest offers something for both the specialist and the curious layperson. Moskowitz doesn’t offer advice, but instead seeks to evenhandedly discuss human perceptions of and interactions with wolves.  Maps orient the reader to the location of packs while beautiful photographs enliven the tale and line drawings illustrate key points. Residents of the Pacific Northwest will appreciate the specificity of this work, but any fans of wolves or wildlife biology will find this of interest.” (Publishers Weekly)