On Sunday, September 27, 2015, Jim Sterba will appear at the Ulster and Delaware Train Station on the Mountain Top Historical Society campus at 2:00 p.m. to discuss and sign his 2012 book, Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds. After more than three decades as a foreign correspondent, war correspondent, and national news reporter for The New York Times and then The Wall Street Journal, Sterba turned his attention to the conflicts that occur as Americans struggle to define their relationship with the wild animals who share their habitat. Kirkus Reviews states “Sterba provides a summary history of the wilderness colonists found, the replacement of the great Eastern forest with farmland, and the market-driven extermination of wildlife through commercial hunting and trapping.”  He further documents the problems that humans have with each other and with the many animals that have made their way back to populated areas as re-forestation has advanced. Mark your calendar now and look forward to a lively discussion as Jim Sterba presents “an eye-opening take on how romantic sentimentalism about nature can have destructive consequences.” (Kirkus Reviews)The MTHS campus is located in Haines Falls on NYS rt. 23A. The presentation will be followed by a reception and time for book purchases and signing.A $ 5.00 donation is suggested.