The South Yuba River Citizens League is proud to announce its 2013 Wild and Scenic Arts and Lectures Series. This second season of innovative and inspiring speakers aims to engage attendees with the natural world and encourage thinking about what it means to live more sustainably on this planet.
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Join SYRCL and historian and author Dan Flores on Thursday, Nov. 14 as he presents his new book,
“Coyote America: the Coyote in Continental History and Culture.”
The coyote’s stunning ability to live alone or in groups, its spread from the Great Plains across the continent, and its success in a land where rampant environmental change and spreading cities have so altered the landscape renders it remarkably similar to another successful species: humans. From the coyote, we can learn a great deal about ourselves.
Dan Flores has held the A.B. Hammond Chair in Western History at the University of Montana since 1992. His specialty is the environmental and cultural history of the American West.
He is the author of eight books, most recently “Visions of the Big Sky,” “Caprock Canyonlands” and “The Natural West.”
His essays on the environment, art and culture of the West also appear in magazines such as Texas Monthly, Orion, Southwest Art, The Big Sky Journal and HighCountry News.
His work has been honored by the Western History Association, the Western Writers of America, the Denver Public Library, the National Cowboy Museum, the Oklahoma Book Awards, the University of Oklahoma Press, the Montana Historical Society, the Texas State Historical Association, the High Plains Book Awards and the Montana Book Awards.
The series kickoff with Dan Flores will be 7 p.m. at the Nevada Theater, 401 Broad St. in Nevada City.
Tickets are $17 for general admission, $15 for SYRCL members and $10 for students. They are available online or at the SYRCL office, 313 Railroad Ave, Suite 101, Nevada City.
For more information call 530-265-5961 ext. 214.