The New Wolves: The Return of the Mexican Wolf to the American Southwest

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In The New Wolves, author Rick Bass turns his naturalist’s eye to the Mexican wolves that once roamed freely throughout the Southwest, until they were hunted
to extinction when cattle came to the region. As in his other nature writings, Bass observes the often conflicted interaction between species preservation and ecological recovery.

Bass’s passionate and beautifully written account of the wolves’ return is ...

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In The New Wolves, author Rick Bass turns his naturalist’s eye to the Mexican wolves that once roamed freely throughout the Southwest, until they were hunted
to extinction when cattle came to the region. As in his other nature writings, Bass observes the often conflicted interaction between species preservation and ecological recovery.

Bass’s passionate and beautifully written account of the wolves’ return is one that few readers will ever forget.

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"A lyrical narrative along the boundaries of nature essay, character portraiture and eco-philosophy . . . Bass mines the layers of political, social, economic, cultural and ethical relevance with a unique poetic voice, and, in the end, it is the wolves who most vigorously capture his imagination and fascination. This is a ballad of a book, a hymn to the gloriously defiant power of survival that transcends the single issue this is its putative subject." --Publishers Weekly
 
"The New Wolves is an enthralling and brilliant book on the reintroduction of wolves in the American Southwest . . . written out of the activist lineage of Edward Abbey and Douglas Peacock, it is especially passionate but with the novelist's eye for vivid details." --Jim Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall
 
--"In Bass's chest beats the heart of both the poet and hunter, he is lyrical and sentimental, and that rare combination whets a sharp edge on his prose." --Chicago Sun Times
 
--"What's exhilarating about Rick Bass's stories is that they show every hallmark of 'the natural'--that lucid, free-flowing particularly American talent whose voice we can hear in Twain, Fitzgerald, and Hemingway." --Chicago Tribune
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  • ISBN-13: 9781599212289
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Bass is the author of seventeen books of fiction and nonfiction, including a novel, Where the Sea Used to Be, and a short story collection, The Lives of Rocks, as well as The Book of the Yaak and Winter. He is a board member of the Yaak Valley Forest Council, Montana Wilderness Association, Round River Conservation Studies, and Cabinet Resource Group.

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