Following the Pack: The World of Wolf Research

Following the Pack: The World of Wolf Research

by Mike Link, Kate Crowley
     
 
Small Press claimed, "A must for any lover of wolves, or naturalist who wants the most in-depth, current analysis available". Twenty renowned wolf researchers share their views on the future of wolves. Nature Book Society Selection.

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Small Press claimed, "A must for any lover of wolves, or naturalist who wants the most in-depth, current analysis available". Twenty renowned wolf researchers share their views on the future of wolves. Nature Book Society Selection.

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Jon Kartman
The wolf's image has undergone a metamorphosis in recent years. Once viewed as a bloodthirsty, savage killer whose only "purpose" was to be shot and killed, the wolf is now seen as the occupant of a key niche in North America's continental ecosystem and, as such, an object worthy of much study. Crowley and Link tell the stories of a number of wolf researchers, people who spend their lives following the pack to learn about the wild canine. Indeed, they relay considerably less information about the wolf than about the gatherers of that information. The researchers' job seems a thankless one: Who'd want to capture, tag, weigh, measure, and examine a wild wolf in the dead of winter somewhere in the frozen woods of Canada? Nevertheless, a number of dedicated persons do just that, for, after all, the wolf is one of the few nonhuman creatures--if not the only one--whose social structure is nearly as complex and varied as our own, and perhaps we may learn something about ourselves from studying it.
Booknews
The authors interviewed 20 wolf researchers--career scientists who have devoted their professional lives to field work--in 10 countries of North America, Europe, Scandinavia, and the Middle East. The researchers describe their studies and the political, cultural, social, and financial pressures under which they work. Includes photos. No bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896581999
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
05/26/1994
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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