CORVALLIS, Ore. - The reappearance of wolves in Oregon and the impact this apex predator has on people from ranchers to conservationists to attorneys is the subject of a new book by the Oregon State University Press.
"Collared: Politics and Personalities in Oregon's Wolf Country" was written by Aimee Lyn Eaton, a former science communicator at OSU who also has worked as a free-lance writer for the New York Times, National Geographic and other publications.
Eaton describes her experience in seeing wolves first-hand, and meeting many Oregonians most affected by their return. She takes the reader to the State Capitol in Salem, to town hall meetings in rural northeastern Oregon and beyond.
Tom Booth of the OSU Press said the book encourages "a deeper, multi-faceted understanding of the controversial and storied presence of wolves in Oregon."
Four events are scheduled for the author in Portland and Corvallis:
Portland: A reading and signing event on Monday, Oct. 7, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Powell's, 3723 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.;
Portland: A book signing session on Tuesday, Oct. 8, during the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association conference at the Airport Holiday Inn. More information on the conference is available at: www.pnba.org/show.htm
Corvallis: A reading and signing event on Tuesday, Oct. 8, beginning at 7 p.m. at Grass Roots Books & Music, 227 S.W. 2nd St.;
Corvallis: A reading and signing event on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third floor of OSU's Valley Library (bring you own lunch).
"Collared" is available in bookstores, online at http://osupress.oregonstate.edu, or can be ordered by calling 1-800-621-2736.