Speakers Series: Paula Wild on the Cougar
The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous
with Paula Wild
Wednesday, November 18, 7:00 pm
VIU Cowichan Campus, Room 140
WHO: Paula Wild, Author and Freelance Writer Moderated by Genevieve Singleton.
WHAT: Paula will read from her book The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous.
Vancouver Island has the highest density of cougars, as well as the highest rate of attacks on humans. And chances are, if you spend any amount of time in the woods, a cougar’s seen you while you’ve been totally oblivious to its presence. In an impeccably researched blend of natural history, scientific research and first-person accounts, Wild explores what makes this animal so beautiful, so dangerous and such a valuable part of our environment.
"Paula Wild covers the gamut – from the cat’s biology and demographics to the lessons people need to live in cougar country. With this, will come understanding, and with understanding will come a better future for cougars.” Howard Quigley, Teton Cougar Project Director & Executive Director, Jaguar Programs at Panthera.
This event is co-hosted by Cowichan Valley Naturalists Society and sponsored by The Writers' Union of Canada.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Paula Wild Paula Wild is the author of six books, including Sointula Island Utopia, winner of a BC Historical Federation Certificate of Merit for its significant contribution to history. She has also written for numerous periodicals, including British Columbia Magazine, Reader’s Digest and Canada’s History Magazine.
She lives in Courtenay, BC.
A BC Bestseller, The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous is the Gold Winner for Nature Book of the Year at Foreword Reviews’ USA IndieFab Awards and was a finalist for the BC Book Prizes’ Booksellers’ Choice Award.
The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous is a September 2013 release by Douglas & McIntyre.
Read more about Paula at her website: www.paulawild.ca.
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