Book cover of American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains by Dan Flores
Biological Sciences

American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains

America’s Great Plains once possessed one of the grandest wildlife spectacles of the world, equaled only by such places as the Serengeti, the Masai Mara, or the veld of South Africa. Pronghorn antelope, gray wolves, bison, coyotes, wild horses, and grizzly bears: less than two hundred years ago these creatures existed in such abundance that John James Audubon was moved to write, “it is impossible to describe or even conceive the vast multitudes of these animals.” […Learn More]

Biological Sciences

Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History

The New York Times best-selling account of how coyotes–long the target of an extermination policy–spread to every corner of the United States. 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. […Learn More]