More Book Events:

Famed nature writer and farming activist Gary Paul Nabhan will give a talk at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 10 at the Albuquerque Museum. His topic is the connection between food and place. He will also sign copies of his most recent book “Cumin, Camels and Caravans: A Spice Odyssey.” The museum is located at 2000 Mountain NW.

Craig Johnson will discuss and autograph his new book “Dry Bones, A Longmire Mystery” at noon, Tuesday, May 12 at Tome on the Range, 158 Bridge St., Las Vegas, N.M. and at 6 p.m. the same day at Collected Works, 220 Galisteo, Santa Fe. “Dry Bones” is the 13th installment in his bestselling Longmire series. The protagonist, Sheriff Walt Longmire, is also the inspiration for the hit TV show “Longmire,” which will soon be on Netflix for its fourth season.

“Dry Bones” centers on the discovery of the largest, most complete T. rex skeleton in Asaroka County, Wyo. Complications set in when the body of rancher Danny Lone Elk is found floating in a turtle pond. The skeleton was unearthed on Lone Elk’s land and there are rival claims for the skeleton.

Johnson will also sign copies of the recently published paperback edition of his Longmire novel “Any Other Name.”

Environmental activists Edward Abbey and Wallace Stegner are at the heart of nature writer David Gessner’s new book “All the Wild That Remains.”

Abbey is the author of the memoir “Desert Solitaire” and  “The Monkey Wrench Gang,” which promoted guerrilla tactics to protect the environment. By contrast, Stegner worked through the system to preserve and protect important sites. Gessner will discuss his book at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 3 at Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW.

He traveled through the West to find out what is shaping the region’s changing environment. In one chapter of the book Gessner writes about flying over New Mexico and seing what he thought was a cloud. “What it was in fact was smoke that seemed to cover the whole state, smoke from the massive million-acre fire in the Gila National Forest. A fire of that size, which would have seen records just a decade before, is now commonplace, fueled by drought, and the dense fuel loads resulting from fire suppression.”

Gesture teaches at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

Dr. Dora L. Wang and Shannan L. Carter will sign copies of a book that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, May 7 in the Domenici West lobby. The book is titled “The Daily Practice of Compassion – A History of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Its People, and Its Mission, 1964-2014.”  The lobby is located in the Domenici West lobby, Health Sciences Center.

Albuquerque author Mark Fleisher reads from and signs his poetry book “Moments of Time” from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 16 at Title Wave Books, 2318 Wisconsin NE.

Travel writer and Albuquerque native Ashley M. Biggers will discuss and sign her book “100 Things To Do in Albuquerque Before You Die” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21 at Page One Bookstore, 5850 Eubank NE, in the Mountain Run Center.