Strecker Museum Publishes 'Wilderness at Risk'

Sept. 5, 1997

WACO, Texas - Strecker Museum at Baylor University has published "Occasional Paper of the Strecker Museum No. 4," Wilderness at Risk, by Glen L. Evans. A book-signing by the Austin author is set for 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at Barnes & Noble bookstore in Waco.

In Wilderness at Risk, the 88-year-old Evans takes a look back at some of the first observations about the types of nature he encountered as a boy in North Central Texas. He writes of some of his experiences with a wide variety of animals, from longhorns to owls, and presents factual material in a fictional framework that focuses on the relationship between man and animals, both domesticated and wild, and the hope that all can find a better way to co-exist.

"Wilderness at Risk is enjoyable and at the same time educational," said Calvin Smith, director of the Strecker Museum Complex and associate professor and chair of the Department of Museum Studies at Baylor.

Evans is known as the "dean of Texas paleontology" and as the "father of geoarcheology." He was the first individual to investigate the Odessa Meteorite Crater, the most studied crater in the world. Evans will speak to the Strecker Museum Guild about the crater at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Wiethorn Visitors Center on the Baylor campus.

Wildness at Risk is the first hard-back book published by Strecker Museum and is available for purchase at the museum. For more information, contact Smith at 710-1110.

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