Lynda V. Mapes & Friends
The publication of award-winning Seattle Times journalist and author Lynda Mapes’ newest book is celebrated in fine virtual fashion this evening, as Lynda Mapes herself is to be joined by Jay Julius, former chair of the Lummi Nation and a lifelong fisherman in the Salish Sea; Deborah Giles, an orca scientist at the UW Center for Conservation Biology; Jason Colby, history professor at the University of Victoria and an author on orcas; along with Seattle broadcast journalist Jeff Renner, who will moderate, all for the new book, Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home (Braided River/ Mountaineers Books and co-published with the Seattle Times). This beautifully produced book features visual work by Seattle Times photographer Steve Ringman, along with contributions from partner organizations including The Whale Museum, NOAA, and the Center for Whale Research. Through it all, Lynda Mapes’ fine, insightful writing tells, from a particular, human perspective, of the lives of these remarkable creatures, what we know of them, and what imperils them now. She is also the author of Witness Tree, Breaking Ground, Elwha: A River Reborn, and Washington: The Spirit of Our Land. This should be something.
Co-presented by The Seattle Times, Braided River (the conservation imprint of Mountaineers Books), Seattle Public Library and Elliott Bay Book Company.