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As wolf populations have rebounded, scientific studies of them have also flourished. But there hasn't been a systematic, comprehensive overview of wolf biology since 1970. In Wolves, many of the world's leading wolf experts provide state-of-the-art coverage of just about everything you could want to know about these fascinating creatures. Individual chapters cover wolf social ecology, behavior, communication, feeding habits and hunting techniques, population dynamics, physiology and pathology, molecular genetics, evolution and taxonomy, interactions with nonhuman animals such as bears and coyotes, reintroduction, interactions with humans, and conservation and recovery efforts. The book discusses both gray and red wolves in detail and includes information about wolves around the world, from the United States and Canada to Italy, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Israel, India, and Mongolia. Wolves is also extensively illustrated with black and white photos, line drawings, maps, and fifty color plates.
Unrivalled in scope and comprehensiveness, Wolves will become the definitive resource on these extraordinary animals for scientists and amateurs alike.
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Chapter 1 - Wolf Social Ecology
L. David Mech and Luigi Boitani
Chapter 2 - Wolf Behavior: Reproductive, Social, and Intelligent
Jane M. Packard
Chapter 3 - Wolf Communication
Fred H. Harrington and Cheryl S. Asa
Chapter 4 - The Wolf as a Carnivore
Rolf O. Peterson and Paolo Ciucci
Chapter 5 - Wolf-Prey Relations
L. David Mech and Rolf O. Peterson
Chapter 6 - Wolf Population Dynamics
Todd K. Fuller, L. David Mech, and Jean Fitts Cochrane
Chapter 7 - The Internal Wolf: Physiology, Pathology, and Pharmacology
Terry J. Kreeger
Chapter 8 - Molecular Genetic Studies of Wolves
Robert K. Wayne and Carles Vilá
Chapter 9 - Wolf Evolution and Taxonomy
Ronald M. Nowak
Chapter 10 - Wolf Interactions with Non-prey
Warren B. Ballard, Ludwig N. Carbyn, and Douglas W. Smith
Chapter 11 - Restoration of the Red Wolf
Michael K. Phillips, V. Gary Henry, and Brian T. Kelly
Chapter 12 - Wolves and Humans
Steven H. Fritts, Robert O. Stephenson, Robert D. Hayes, and Luigi Boitani
Chapter 13 - Wolf Conservation and Recovery
Appendix: Species Names Used in the Text
List of Contributors
Posted November 13, 2010
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