Coyote America

A Natural and Supernatural History

by Dan Flores

The New York Times best-selling account of how coyotes--long the target of an extermination policy--spread to every corner of the United States

Finalist for the
PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

"A masterly synthesis of scientific research and personal observation." -Wall Street Journal

Legends don't come close to capturing the incredible story of the coyote In the face of centuries of campaigns of annihilation employing gases, helicopters, and engineered epidemics, coyotes didn't just survive, they thrived, expanding across the continent from Alaska to New York. In the war between humans and coyotes, coyotes have won, hands-down. Coyote America is the illuminating five-million-year biography of this extraordinary animal, from its origins to its apotheosis. It is one of the great epics of our time.

  • Basic Books; June 2016
  • ISBN: 9780465098538
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Coyote America
  • Author: Dan Flores
  • Imprint: Basic Books

In The Press

Finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award


Winner of the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award


About The Author

Dan Flores is the A. B. Hammond Professor Emeritus of Western History at the University of Montana and the author of ten books on aspects of western US history. Flores lives just outside Santa Fe, New Mexico.