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December 16, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
School for Advanced Research
660 Garcia St
Santa Fe, NM 87505
$15 (open to current SAR members)
Moira Garcia
Join your host SAR President Michael F. Brown and author and former professor Dan Flores in discussion about topics such as why America no longer has elephants, how Native people sustained American diversity across 10,000 years, why Euro-Americans were so committed to destroying the continent’s wolves, and how religion and free-market capitalism allowed the United States to engage in the most massive destruction of animal life in modern history. Flores’s discussion will draw from his new book, an ambitious Big History of how we humans responded to the grand bestiary of American creatures that emerged in the wake of the Chicxulub Impact. Wild New World is a narrative history that begins in deep time and extends into America’s present time.

Open to current SAR members. The book club will be hosted in-person at SAR’s Seminar House. Participation is limited to 10 people. Register here to reserve your spot.


Dan Flores, photo courtesy of Sara Dant

Dan Flores, PhD, is a writer, historian, and former professor who lives near Santa Fe and is A.B. Hammond Professor Emeritus of the History of the American West at the University of Montana-Missoula. Flores is the author of ten books including the New York Times bestseller and finalist for Pen America’s E.O. Wilson Prize in Literary Science Writing, Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History and the Amazon bestseller American Serengeti, winner of the Stubbendieck Distinguished Book Prize.