Reading with Christopher Preston

Christopher J. Preston is an English-born writer and philosophy professor based in Missoula, MT. He writes on wildlife, environment, climate, and technology for outlets that include The Atlantic, Orion, Smithsonian, Discover, the BBC, and the Wall Street Journal. Christopher gives talks in state parks, libraries, and breweries across the west to audiences interested in conservation and technology and has won an international award for his work as a public philosopher.

His previous book, the award-winning The Synthetic Age: Outdesigning Evolution, Resurrecting Species, and Reengineering Our World, is about the takeover of the natural world with technology. It has been translated into six languages. His new book, Tenacious Beasts: Wildlife Recoveries That Change How We Think About Animals was included in the New Yorker’s ‘Best Books of 2023’ list and is a US Fish and Wildlife Service’s ‘wild read’ in 2024. The book investigates a number of species back from the brink of extinction. Christopher meets the scientists, indigenous leaders, and activists responsible for their return and uncovers what these tenacious wild animals can teach us.

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Fact and Fiction Bookstore
220 N Higgins Ave.
Missoula, MT 59802-4435
Tenacious Beasts: Wildlife Recoveries That Change How We Think about Animals By Christopher J. Preston Cover Image
ISBN: 9780262047562
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Published: The MIT Press - February 21st, 2023