An Evening with Christopher Preston!

Old Firehouse Books is absolutely delighted to welcome award-winning author Christopher Preston to Old Firehouse Books! He will be celebrating his latest book Tenacious Beasts: Wildlife Recoveries That Change How We Think about Animals! He'll be joining us at the store on Saturday, April 15th at 6pmMT. This event will be taking place at the storeReaders will have the chance to say hi to this amazing author and have their books signed. Books can be purchased in advance of the event, or on the day of.

More about Tenacious Beasts: 

An inspiring look at wildlife species that are defying the odds and teaching important lessons about how to share a planet.

The news about wildlife is dire—more than 900 species have been wiped off the planet since industrialization. Against this bleak backdrop, however, there are also glimmers of hope and crucial lessons to be learned from animals that have defied global trends toward extinction. Bear in Italy, bison in North America, whales in the Atlantic. These populations are back from the brink, some of them in numbers unimaginable in a century. How has this happened? What shifts in thinking did it demand? In crisp, transporting prose, Christopher Preston reveals the mysteries and challenges at the heart of these resurgences.

Drawing on compelling personal stories from the researchers, Indigenous people, and activists who know the creatures best, Preston weaves together a gripping narrative of how some species are taking back vital, ecological roles. Each section of the book—farms, prairies, rivers, forests, oceans—offers a philosophical shift in how humans ought to think about animals, passionately advocating for the changes in attitude necessary for wildlife recovery.

Tenacious Beasts is quintessential nature writing for the Anthropocene, touching on different facets of ecological restoration from Indigenous knowledge to rewilding practices. More important, perhaps, the book offers a road map—and a measure of hope—for a future in which humans and animals can once again coexist.

Books can be shipped anywhere within the United States (unfortunately, we cannot ship internationally).

Please email events@oldfirehousebooks.com if you have any questions.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 15, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
232 Walnut Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Tenacious Beasts: Wildlife Recoveries That Change How We Think about Animals By Christopher J. Preston Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780262047562
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: The MIT Press - February 21st, 2023