The New Wolves: The Return of the Mexican Wolf to the American Southwestby Rick Bass
Lobos, or Mexican wolves, once roamed freely throughout Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas until they were hunted to extinction when big cattle interests came to the Southwest. Now, a Mexican wolf introductionsimilar to the Yellowstone efforts for its cousin the gray wolfis underway in Arizona. But cattle have overgrazed the fragile land, damaging the ecosystem that barely sustains their vast numbers.
With literary talent and a naturalist's sensibility, Rick Bass examines the circumstances of the Mexican wolves. Part meditation, part probing journalism, The New Wolves is an important new chapter in the drama of wolves and the American West.
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Meet the Author
Rick Bass was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 7, 1958. He earned a degree in geology in 1979 and worked as a petroleum geologist for several years. He lived in Mississippi for a number of years, where he started writing. He became part of the trend of Southern authors who wrote about the West. His works are concerned with the nature of the human heart and the heart of nature. His first short story collection won the PEN/Nelson Algren Award in 1988. His most recent collection is The Lives of Rocks. In an article for the Bloomsbury Review, John Murray wrote, "Bass is characteristically Southwestern in independence, his restlessness, his humor, his vitality, his sunny outlook, his distrust of unchallenged authority, and his disclaim for affectation and pretense." He lives in Yaak Valley, Montana.
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