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Thomas French, Journalist-Author

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…