In 1988 much of Yellowstone National Park was engulfed in flames. At the time a young employee and budding photographer named Jeff Henry was asked to take photos of the fire.
Over 25 years later Henry has written a book about the fires that includes numerous photographs that he took on the front lines. The book is called The Year Yellowstone Burned: A 25 Year Perspective. Henry joins us and recalls how politicians and others were critical of the Parks approach to the fires.
Patrick Dobson has lived most of his life on the fringes of the Great Plains. His second book, Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer, was published this year with the University of Nebraska Press. His first book, Seldom Seen: A Journey into the Great Plains, was published to critical acclaim in 2009. He earned a Master’s degree from the University of Wyoming in 1993 and a doctorate in History and American literature from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2013. He is a writer, college professor, and union ironworker in Kansas City, Missouri.
Shawn Lawrence Otto is a screenwriter, novelist, and science advocate who wrote and co-produced the movie House of Sand and Fog, which was nominated for three Oscars. His novel Sins of Our Fathers, a literary thriller, is a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize. Otto is also the producer of the US Presidential Science Debates between Barack Obama and his opponents Mitt Romney and John McCain, and author of Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America, which won the Minnesota Book Award.
Science and environment writer Emma Marris will give a seminar tonight on the University of Wyoming campus.
Emma Marris is the author of Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World. In the book she says, through climate change and other factors, humans have impacted every spot on the globe, so we may need to rethink what wilderness and nature mean.
She says her latest project is thinking about whether wolves can still be considered wild.