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Thomas French, Journalist-Author

Thomas French–a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, formerly with The St. Petersburg Times, and the author, most recently, of “Zoo Story: Life In The Garden Of Captives”–discusses when and how, in the course of writing articles about Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo for the newspaper, he decided he had the makings of a book. Read more…

Alan Rabinowitz, Zoologist-Conservationist-Author

Alan Rabinowitz–the world-renowned zoologist, conservationist and field biologist, whose latest book, “Life In The Valley Of Death: The Fight To Save Tigers In A Land Of Guns, Gold And Greed” will be issued in paperback Sept. 7– discusses his dim view of zoos (lifelong, even as The Bronx Zoo played a pivotal, somewhat soothing role in his childhood); addresses how the word “conservation” has become fuzzy in meaning from indiscriminate use, and been co-opted for nefarious purposes. Read more…

Gordon Grice–journalist and author

Gordon Grice–the journalist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker and author, most recently, of “Deadly Kingdom: The Book Of Dangerous Animals”–discusses how a boyhood fascination with snakes and spiders (influenced at least partly by where he was living) didn’t recede as he reached adulthood but rather grew stronger (ditto); Read more…

Melanie Joy–professor and author

Melanie Joy–a professor who teaches psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and author, most recently of “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism”—reprises the hypothetical dinner scene that opens her new book, Read more…

Darlene Arden–award-winning journalist and author

Darlene Arden–award-winning journalist and author, most recently of “Unbelievably Good Deals And Great Adventures That You Absolutely Can’t Get Unless You’re A DOG”–discusses the wide-ranging resources and tips provided in the new book, the fun she had researching and compiling that material, and an assortment of other topics, including canine freestyle (that’s right: doggie dancing!) and wellness & preventative care for dogs  [www.DarleneArden.com] Read more…