Wolf Empire: An Intimate Portrait of a Species [NOOK Book]

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From award-winning photographer Scott Ian Barry comes Wolf Empire?the most comprehensive and stunning visual record of wolves ever published in black-and-white photography. In more than one hundred images of fur and teeth, texture and shape, light and shadow - many printed here for the first time - Barry creates a highly intimate look at a world seldom seen by the human eye.

Having spent more than three decades observing and photographing wolves, and teaching and traveling with ...

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Overview

From award-winning photographer Scott Ian Barry comes Wolf Empire—the most comprehensive and stunning visual record of wolves ever published in black-and-white photography. In more than one hundred images of fur and teeth, texture and shape, light and shadow - many printed here for the first time - Barry creates a highly intimate look at a world seldom seen by the human eye.

Having spent more than three decades observing and photographing wolves, and teaching and traveling with them. Barry is one of the most knowledgeable and dedicated champions of the species. In Wolf Empire, he invites us to enter this amazing and mysterious universe, encouraging us to see ourselves as part of a living planet, one that is shared with and made infinitely more interesting by these marvelous animals.
 
As Barry helps us to understand the wide array of behavior and personality of wolves, shown here in words and photographs, we see what fascinating creatures they truly are. In sharp contrast to the sinister image of the wolf from folklore and fairy tale, Barry's photographs depict wolves as highly intelligent, social, affectionate, and often playful beings.
 
Destined to become a classic, Wolf Empire is a unique tribute to one of the world's most beloved and revered species.

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“I’ve tracked them, fought them in a film (Jeremiah Johnson), and narrated a Natural History Museum recording of their language. I know this much. They are much misunderstood, but they are smart, cunning and important to the overall balance of our threatened ecosystem. They are more than worth preserving. This book provides an excellent chart to understanding this very special animal.” —Robert Redford

 
"WOLF EMPIRE is a magnificent portrait of one of nature's most majestic creatures, the wild wolf. Here we see their cunning, playfulness, beauty and killer instincts in an unforgettable album that gives us unique insights into their character and place in our lives." —Tom Brokaw
 
"Mr. Barry has caught the intelligence and beauty of these magnificent creatures and helps us understand the American wolf a little better." —Ted Turner
 

"Having spent nearly two decades working to restore these magnificent creatures to the hunting grounds of their ancestors in the wilds of the American West, I welcome Scott Ian Barry's rare and eloquent glimpse into the lives of wolves. As we become more intimate with these beings, we gain a better understanding of our own role in the circle of life." —Rob Edward, director, Carnivore Restoration Program, Sinapu (www.Sinapu.org)
 

"Award-winning photographer Scott Ian Barry’s deep personal connection with wolves is on full display in his gorgeous book." —Audubon 
 

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762762125
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 32 MB
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Meet the Author

Scott Ian Barry's photos have been published by various publications and organizations, including The New York Times, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Sierra Club. He lives in Woodstock, New York.

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"Wolf packs are families in every sense of the word, as much as the human family—except with several major differences: wolves don't get divorced; they don't abuse or abandon their children; and they don't go on TV talk shows, spilling their guts about their failed relationships to other wolves.
 
Now which do you think is the more intelligent species?"

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgment     ix
Introduction: My Own Private Empire     xi
Siblings     2
The Classic Wolf     4
The Rivals     6
Rage     8
Star Power     10
Symmetry     12
Aria     14
Something Pungent This Way Comes     16
Wolf Shuffle     18
Bottoms-Up     20
Tilt!     22
Lost in Space     24
Ecstasy     26
Movie Star     28
Sculpted in White     30
Getting Mushy and Get Lost, Kid!     32
Conserving Heat     34
A Wolf-Pack Portrait     36
Tete-a-Tete-a-Tete     38
Under Construction     40
Foxy Lady     42
Madonna on Guard     44
Madonna at Rest     46
Heads-Up     48
The Warrior     50
A Moment in Time     52
Your Place, or Mine?     54
It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's     56
Pressure!     58
Surveillance     60
Shadoweye     62
Front Paw     64
Rear Paw     66
Venerated     68
I May Be Old-But I'm Not Dead!     70
Getting to Know You     72
Make Your Mark in the World     74
Serenity     76
In Your Face, Baby     78
Eye to Eye     80
Which Way Did They Go?     82
The Sentinels     84
A Single Purpose     86
Statuesque     88
Get 'Im!     90
Tag, You're It!     92
Visage, Points Five     94
Tactical     96
Lost Opportunities     98
Snacktime     100
One Paw Raised     102
The Cathedral Howl     104
Tag-Team     106
Salt and Pepper     108
Three for the Road     110
Father and Son     112
Reflections     114
Full Speed Ahead!     116
In the Pink     118
Angst     120
Cornered     122
Chorus     124
Ahead by a Nose     126
What's Up?     128
Generations     130
Blackwatch     132
Don't Look at Me-I'm Naked!      134
Bonding     136
Hail to the Chief     138
Bodacious and Reinforcements     140
Snowflakes     142
Soundwatch     144
Reversal     146
Just a Girl     148
Survivor     150
Take That!     152
Tool-User     154
Tailgating     156
Alley-oop!     158
Solace     160
The Greeting     162
Walk on By     164
Relief     166
Fur-Ellipse     168
Preparation     170
Morning Stroll     172
Peekaboo     174
The Veteran     176
Low Bridge     178
The Living Werewolf     180
The Lonesome Trail     182
Afterword     184
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From award-winning photographer Scott Ian Barry comes Wolf Empire--the most comprehensive and stunning visual record of wolves ever published in black-and-white photography. In more than one hundred images of fur and teeth, texture and shape, light and shadow - many printed here for the first time - Barry creates a highly intimate look at a world seldom seen by the human eye.

Having spent more than three decades observing and photographing wolves, and teaching and traveling with them. Barry is one of the most knowledgeable and dedicated champions of the species. In Wolf Empire, he invites us to enter this amazing and mysterious universe, encouraging us to see ourselves as part of a living planet, one that is shared with and made infinitely more interesting by these marvelous animals.
 
As Barry helps us to understand the wide array of behavior and personality of wolves, shown here in words and photographs, we see what fascinating creatures they truly are. In sharp contrast to the sinister image of the wolf from folklore and fairy tale, Barry's photographs depict wolves as highly intelligent, social, affectionate, and often playful beings.
 
Destined to become a classic, Wolf Empire is a unique tribute to one of the world's most beloved and revered species.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2007

    Awesome Black and White Photo Classics

    Wolf Empire is the first book ever to photograph wolves in black and white classic style in the tradition of Ansel Adams. They are shown as the dignified and beautiful individuals that they are - ever amazing and ever deserving of man's respect and appreciation. Their 'Empire' is one we need to share with our own.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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