The Yellowstone Wolf

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All royalties from sales of this book go to Yellowstone’s wolf recovery project

Few animals inspire such a mixture of fear, curiosity, and wonder as the wolf. Highly regarded but often misunderstood, the wolf has as many friends as enemies, and its reintroduction into Yellowstone National Park has sparked both fascination and controversy.

Early in Yellowstone’s history, wolves were thought supernaturally evil, and scores were destroyed. ...

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Overview

All royalties from sales of this book go to Yellowstone’s wolf recovery project

Few animals inspire such a mixture of fear, curiosity, and wonder as the wolf. Highly regarded but often misunderstood, the wolf has as many friends as enemies, and its reintroduction into Yellowstone National Park has sparked both fascination and controversy.

Early in Yellowstone’s history, wolves were thought supernaturally evil, and scores were destroyed. Northern Rocky Mountain wolves were native to Yellowstone when the park was established in 1872, but “predator control” led to determined eradication, and by the 1940s they were gone. Amid much fanfare, however, wolves were reintroduced to one of the nation’s oldest national parks in the 1990s.

This comprehensive reference documents the prehistory, management, and nature of the Yellowstone wolf. Historian-naturalist Paul Schullery has assembled the voices of explorers, naturalists, park officials, tourists, lawmakers, and modern researchers to tell the story of what may be the most famous wolf population in the world. This unique book includes numerous scientific studies of interest to wolf enthusiasts and scholars of western wildlife issues, conservation, and national parks. In a new afterword, Schullery discusses recent developments in the recovery project.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806134925
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 1,400,877
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Schullery is a writer-editor with the National Park Service at Yellowstone National Park. Schullery is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than thirty books, including ten about Yellowstone.�

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I History 1
Pt. II Recent Wolf Research and Natural History 121
Sect. 1 Natural History and Identification 125
Sect. 2 Prehistoric and Historical Research 140
Sect. 3 Prey Bases and Related Issues 144
Sect. 4 Other Effects of Wolf Reintroduction 176
Sect. 5 Sociology and Economics 197
Sect. 6 Control and Management of Wolves 210
Pt. III Law and Policy 219
Pt. IV Wolves Arrive 271
Epilogue: The Long View 341
Afterword to the Red River Books edition 342
Suggestions for Additional Reading 351
Index 353
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