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Elk River Books presents Gary Ferguson’s The Eight Master Lessons of Nature
Award-winning Red Lodge author Gary Ferguson will close out Elk River Book’s 2019 lecture
series with a reading from and discussion of his new book, The Eight Master Lessons of Nature:
What Nature Teaches Us About Living Well in the World, on Thursday, Dec. 12.
Eight Master Lessons is presented as “[a] riveting manifesto for the millions of people who long
to forge a more vital, meaningful connection to the natural world to live a better, more fulfilling
life. Looking around at the world today—a world of skyscrapers, super highways, melting ice
caps, and rampant deforestation—it is easy to feel that humanity has actively severed its ties with
nature. It’s no wonder that we are starving to rediscover a connection with the natural world.
“With new insights into the inner workings of nature’s wonders, Gary Ferguson presents a
fascinating exploration into how many of the most remarkable aspects of nature are hardwired
into our very DNA. What emerges is a dazzling web of connections that holds powerful clues
about how to better navigate our daily lives.”
Gary Ferguson is the author of 26 books on science and nature. His 2014 memoir, The Carry
Home: Lessons from the American Wilderness was chosen as Nature Book of the Year by the
prestigious Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. His 2003 book, Hawk’s Rest: A Season in the
Remote Heart of Yellowstone, won both the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and the
Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for Nonfiction. Decade of the Wolf was chosen as the
Montana Book of the Year, while The Great Divide was an Audubon Magazine Editor's Choice.
Ferguson is a frequent contributor to a variety of publications, including Vanity Fair, Orion and
The Los Angeles Times. He recently joined his wife, social psychologist Mary M. Clare, in
creating “Full Ecology” – a program designed to help break down the walls between the human
psyche and the natural world.
The free event begins at 7 p.m. upstairs at Elk River Books, 120 N. Main St. in Livingston, and
will be followed by a book signing and reception. For more information, call 333-2330.