The result is her new tome, How the West Was Warmed: Responding to Climate Change in the Rockies. Coordinating the sheer number of essays in the book was a challenge, but Conover believes it lends the book strength. "I just really wanted to make sure there was a little bit in there for a lot of people, because most of the people I knew were concerned about climate in an abstract way but didn't really know what to attach it to. And I think once you understand how things work in your own life, then it becomes easier to understand them on a national or international level."
Conover will sign How the West Was Warmed tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl Street; call 303-447-2074 or visit www.boulderbookstore.com. To learn more about the book, visit www.howthewestwaswarmed.com.
Mon., Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., 2010