University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2017!

March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Thomas McNamee

Mr. McNamee is appearing courtesy of Hachette

Thomas McNamee is the recipient of a 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. He is the author of "The Grizzly Bear," Nature First: Keeping Our Wild Places and Wild Creatures Wild," A Story of Deep Delight," The Return of the Wolf to Yellowstone," Alice Waters and Chez Panisse: The Romantic, Impractical, Often Eccentric, Ultimately Brilliant Making of a Food Revolution," The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance" and "The Killing of Wolf Number Ten." He wrote the PBS documentary "Alexander Calder," which won a Peabody Award and an Emmy.

In "The Inner Life of Cats," McNamee shows that with deeper knowledge of cats' developmental phases and individual idiosyncrasies, we can do a better job of guiding cats' maturation and improving the quality of their lives. Readers' relationships with their feline friends will be happier and more harmonious because of this book.

He lives in San Francisco.

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Scheduled events:
Feline Science and Cat Facts
Your favorite feline may seem unfathomable, but these three pet behavior experts will put you cat-wise.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Nicholas Dodman, Pam Johnson-Bennett, Thomas McNamee
Moderator: Karen Hollish
Cats vs. Dogs
Pet owners often define themselves as “dog people” or “cat people,” but are they really so different? A group of animal experts examine feline foibles, canine characteristics, and the traits that make us love them so.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Laura Coffey, Maria Goodavage, Pam Johnson-Bennett, Thomas McNamee
Moderator: Mary Holden

The Inner Life of Cats
Hachette Books
March 2017
ISBN 9780316262873
$27.00, INSTORE
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The Killing of Wolf Number Ten
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
ISBN 9781632260000
Paperback, 144 pages
$14.95, INSTORE
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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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