When diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor, Gudrun Pflüger was told she had eighteen months left to live. Taking the wolf a true “endurance athlete” as her model, she immerses herself in the wilderness of the mountain ranges of western Canada and focuses her mind and body on the mysterious and inspirational path toward self-healing.
Through an intensely personal, scientific and emotional connection with the wolves that she studies and the glorious landscape that surrounds her, Gudrun Pflüger tells a touching and absorbing story of the transformative and healing power of nature.
|Publisher:||Heritage Group Distribution|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Gudrun Pflüger grew up in the small Austrian town of Radstadt. She is a former professional cross-country skier and elite marathon mountain runner who earned the Mountain Running World Trophy in 1993, 1995, 1996 and 1997. She is also a certified field biologist who has spent years studying, tracking and advocating for wild wolves. After retiring from athletics, she relocated to western Canada, where she became involved in the conservation of British Columbia’s coastal wolf population and also studied wild wolves in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. Her research has been documented in the much lauded Smithsonian Channel films A Woman Among Wolves and Running With Wolves. To this day she continues to spend countless hours as an advocate for protecting wild wolf populations in her own country and abroad. Gudrun now lives near Salzburg, Austria, with her son, Conrad.
Table of Contents
New Dimensions: Kootenay 5
In the Rhythm of the Tides: Coastal Rainforest 15
Night Shift: Foothills 47
Wild Encounters: Livingstone 75
Every Step Counts: Adventures in the World of Sports 121
The Wisdom of Grey Owl: Prairie Life 155
The Beauty Lies in the Barrenness: Tundra Time 187
Touched; Wild Island 219
Everything is Possible: Nipika 225
Rain Man: At Home 237
Danke-Thank You 245
Further Reading 247