Come join us as Dr. Dale Peterson explores how to go from being an English major to writing professionally about nature and natural history, wild animals and wild animal researchers (such as Jane Goodall).
Dale Peterson is an award-winning author and Professor of English at Tufts University. He has written, co-authored, and edited seventeen books, many of them on natural history, including Elephant Reflections (2009) and Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man (2006). He has traveled around the world, explored tropical forests from South America to Africa to Madagascar, to India and Southeast Asia—looking for wild animals. He’s also examined how people treat animals, conducting undercover investigations in the United States, surveying wild animal markets in Central Africa and Asia, interviewing gorilla hunters and elephant marketers in Africa, and following the trail of illegal animal parts from northern Burma into Yunnan Province, China. His friendship with Jane Goodall introduced him to primatology and to field research on primates, as well to so many issues related to conservation and the ethics of our relationship with the world’s many other living creatures.
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