Company of Wolves

Company of Wolves

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by Peter Steinhart
     
 

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As wolves return to their old territory in Yellowstone National Park, their presence is reawakening passions as ancient as their tangled relations with human beings. This authoritative and eloquent book coaxes the wolf out from its camouflage of myth and reveals the depth of its kinship with humanity, which shares this animal's complex complex social organization,

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As wolves return to their old territory in Yellowstone National Park, their presence is reawakening passions as ancient as their tangled relations with human beings. This authoritative and eloquent book coaxes the wolf out from its camouflage of myth and reveals the depth of its kinship with humanity, which shares this animal's complex complex social organization, intense family ties, and predatory streak.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Steinhart examines why wolves have featured so prominently in debates about natural preservation and the roles of predators. (July)
Library Journal
People either hate wolves or love them. To many, wolves have come to represent the last remnants of wildness; to others, wolves are a metaphor for the deeper aspects of the human animal. This is not a treatise on wolf biology but an examination of the relationship between humans and wolves in the wolves' last refuges in the Arctic and in places where the two species live together again as wolves move into new areas, either through their own natural movements or through attempts at reintroduction. Steinhart, the author of several books (e.g., Tracks in the Sky, Random, 1991) and many popular articles on the environment, speaks with wolf biologists, wildlife managers, trappers, ranchers, Native Americans, and others. Though it is clear where Steinhart's sympathies lie, the book is balanced between the wolves' advocates and their opponents. Highly recommended for general collections.-Bruce Neville, Univ. of Texas Lib., El Paso

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679743873
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
345
Sales rank:
1,363,124
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.98(h) x 1.01(d)

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The Company of Wolves 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is stimulating and mind-blowing.