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Wolf Nation: The Life, Death, and Return of Wild American Wolves

Brenda Peterson
Format
Book
Published
Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, [2017]
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition
Language
English
Series
A Merloyd Lawrence Book
ISBN
9780306824937 (print), 0306824930 (print), 9780306824944 (ebook)
Summary
"In the tradition of Peter Matthiessen's Wildlife in America or Aldo Leopold, Brenda Peterson tells the 300-year history of wild wolves in America. It is also our own history, seen through our relationship with wolves. The earliest Americans revered them. Settlers zealously exterminated them. Now, scientists, writers, and ordinary citizens are fighting to bring them back to the wild. Peterson, an eloquent voice in the battle for twenty years, makes the powerful case that without wolves, not only will our whole ecology unravel, but we'll lose much of our national soul"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Prologue: The big, good wolf
  • Part one: What we almost lost. 1. An historic rage ; 2. "Who speaks for Wolf?"
  • Part two: Wolf wars. 3. Wolf teeth on an airplane wing ; 4. A taxidermist's dream
  • Part three: Recovery and backlash. 5. Yellowstone : "a wolf's paradise" ; 6. Trophic cascades : a not-so-simple story ; 7. 06 : the world's most famous wolf ; 8. Old growth and young howls
  • Part four: Wolf nation. 9. Wolves and the national commons ; 10. Wolves at play ; 11. Raised by wolves ; 12. Wolf music
  • Part five: Wolves return. 13. OR7 : a wolf called Journey ; 14. Sheep highway : coexisting with wolves ; 15. El lobo returns home
  • Epilogue: Speaking for wolves
  • Organizations working to preserve wild wolves.
Description
x, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
  • "A Merloyd Lawrence book."
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-279) and index.
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