Left Coast Writers®: Elaine Miller Bond - The Utah Prairie Dog

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 7:00pm

Intended for all curious readers, The Utah Prairie Dog provides an engaging, firsthand account of field research into the smallest type of prairie dog—the Utah prairie dog (Cynomys parvidens)—a "threatened" species on the federal endangered species list. Text by Dr. Theodore Manno and more than 150 photos by Elaine Miller Bond bring new light to behaviors that have long intrigued and fascinated scientists, like why a mother prairie dog would spend the energy to nurse another mom’s pups, or which individuals in the colony give warning calls when danger is near.

Elaine Miller Bond's work has appeared on the Discovery Channel Canada and been published by Science, NPR, BBC Earth News, The American Naturalist, The Washington Post, Journal of Mammalogy, and other scientific and popular media. On a more regular basis, she contributes photos and feature stories to her local news site, Berkeleyside.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
The Utah Prairie Dog: Life Among the Red Rocks Cover Image
By Theodore G. Manno, Elaine Miller Bond (Photographer), John Hoogland (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781607813668
Availability: Special Order
Published: University of Utah Press - October 15th, 2014