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A conversation with Author Gloria Dickie

2023-07-10 14:00:00 2023-07-10 15:00:00 America/New_York A conversation with Author Gloria Dickie Join us on Zoom for a conversation with author Gloria Dickie as she discusses her new book, <i>Eight Bears: Mythic Past and Imperiled Future</i>. Virtual -

Monday, July 10
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-07-10 14:00:00 2023-07-10 15:00:00 America/New_York A conversation with Author Gloria Dickie Join us on Zoom for a conversation with author Gloria Dickie as she discusses her new book, <i>Eight Bears: Mythic Past and Imperiled Future</i>. Virtual -

Join us on Zoom for a conversation with author Gloria Dickie as she discusses her new book, Eight Bears: Mythic Past and Imperiled Future.

This event will be broadcast live on Zoom. Registration and an email address are required to receive the link to participate. 

Order your copy of Eight Bears from Mac’s Backs – Books on Coventry: macsbacks.com/book/9781324005087


About the author:

Gloria Dickie is an award-winning journalist and is currently a global climate and environment correspondent at Reuters News Agency. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, the Guardian, National Geographic, Scientific American, and Wired, among others. She was nominated for a National Magazine Award, was named a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists in international reporting, and has served on the board of the Society of Environmental Journalists. Originally from Canada, she now lives in London, England.

Eight Bears is a global exploration of the eight remaining species of bears—and the dangers they face.

Bears have always held a central place in our collective memory, from Indigenous folklore and Greek mythology to nineteenth-century fairytales and the modern toy shop. But as humans and bears come into ever-closer contact, our relationship nears a tipping point. Today, most of the eight remaining bear species are threatened with extinction. Some, such as the panda bear and the polar bear, are icons of the natural world; others, such as the spectacled bear and the sloth bear, are far less known.

In Eight Bears, journalist Gloria Dickie embarks on a globe-trotting journey to explore each bear’s story, whisking readers from the cloud forests of the Andes to the ice floes of the Arctic; from the jungles of India to the backwoods of the Rocky Mountain West. She meets with key figures on the frontlines of modern conservation efforts—the head of a rescue center for sun and moon bears freed from bile farms, a biologist known as Papa Panda, who has led China’s panda-breeding efforts for almost four decades, a conservationist retraining a military radar system to detect and track polar bears near towns—to reveal the unparalleled challenges bears face as they contend with a rapidly changing climate and encroaching human populations.


Weaving together ecology, history, mythology, and a captivating account of her travels and observations, Dickie offers a closer look at our volatile relationship with these magnificent mammals. Engrossing and deeply reported, Eight Bears delivers a clear warning for what we risk losing if we don’t learn to live alongside the animals that have shaped our cultures, geographies, and stories.

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Mon, Jun 10 12:00AM to 11:45PM
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