|Photo of Yellowstone wolf by Rick Lamplugh|
I’m very happy to announce that after more than two years in the writing, my new book—Deep into Yellowstone: A Year’s Immersion in Grandeur and Controversy—is just weeks away from being available. I’m waiting for the final hard copy to arrive so I can proof and approve it.
Deep into Yellowstone digs into important controversies: the dispute over hunting and poaching park wolves along Yellowstone’s border; the debate about whether wolves help or harm the ecosystem and the economy; the outrage over the proposed removal of grizzlies from the endangered species list; the fight to stop the slaughter of park bison; the overuse of the park; and our community’s battle to prevent gold mining on Yellowstone’s border.
Here are comments from some early reviewers of Deep into Yellowstone:
“Eminent naturalist and wildlife advocate Rick Lamplugh draws from a deep personal wellspring of experience and knowledge to take readers into Yellowstone’s wild heart.” Cristina Eisenberg, PhD, Chief Scientist, Earthwatch Institute, author
“…a blend of the glories of the natural world and the ceaseless parade of battles we must fight to preserve these marvels.” Beckie Elgin, author, Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7, the Oregon Wolf that Made History
“…an important book that deserves to be read by everyone who cares about wildlife and wildlands.” Barbara Moritsch, author, The Soul of Yosemite: Finding, Defending, and Saving the Valley’s Sacred Wild Nature
“…a touch of Bill Bryson’s whimsy, a dose of Edward Abbey’s insight, and the story-telling charm of John McPhee…” John Gillespie, geologist
“Lamplugh is a word artist; Yellowstone is his palette.” Julianne Baker, Yellowstone instructor
I’ll keep you informed as the book continues its journey to becoming available as a paperback or eBook. I will also be signing and shipping copies.