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eBook Decade of the Wolf, Revised and Updated: Returning The Wild To Yellowstone ePub

by Douglas Smith,Gary Ferguson

  • ISBN: 0762779055
  • Category: Biological Sciences
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: Douglas Smith,Gary Ferguson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Lyons Press; Updated, Revised edition (April 17, 2012)
  • Pages: 264
  • ePub book: 1461 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1781 kb
  • Other: lit lrf mobi mbr
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 146

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In Decade of the Wolf, project leader Douglas W. Smith and acclaimed nature writer Gary Ferguson describe the journey of thirty-one Canadian gray wolves that were released in 1995 and 1996 into Yellowstone National Park and the people who faithfully followed them.

In Decade of the Wolf, project leader Douglas W. The wolves have not only survived but completely changed the ecosystem, spilling a fresh measure of wildness across the world’s first national park

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Douglas Smith, Gary Ferguson. Written by an award-winning writer and the leader of the Yellowstone Wolf Project, this definitive book recounts the years since the wolves' return to Yellowstone.

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Douglas Smith; Gary Ferguson. Walmart 9780762779055. Book Format: Choose an option. Written by an award-winning writer and the leader of the Yellowstone Wolf Project, this definitive bookrecounts the years since thewolves return to Yellowstone.

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Wolves - Reintroduction - Yellowstone National Park. Ferguson, Gary, 1956-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Oliver Wendell Holmes Library. The wolves have not only survived but completely changed the ecosystem, spilling a fresh measure of wildness across the world's first national park.

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Written by an award-winning writer and the leader of the Yellowstone Wolf Project, this definitive book recounts the years since the wolves’ return to Yellowstone.

Comments

Undeyn Undeyn
I have a passion and love for Wolves and try to stay close to any books and information out there on them..the book was very well written though I do have one concern..Renee Askins, ,an Author and the one who was inspired to develop the Wolf Fund...along with being one of the ones who helped restore wolves in Yellow Stone National Park was never mentioned nor acknowledged in this book..and what i found interesting was that in her book, Shadow Mountain, she acknowledged both of you as participants and helpers in this very important work ....the respect for her is even greater, a hero in my heart, and if you ever want to read a personal narrative of the restoration of Wolves into Yellowstone and elsewhere, I recommend not only this book but her's also..thank you!!
Light out of Fildon Light out of Fildon
Fascinating! I really enjoyed reading this book and have since read several others about wolves in the US. We have historically vilified wolves and hunted them to near extinction... this book helped me understand the value of predators and their very important place in the natural world. It was a pretty easy read, full of word pictures that helped me appreciate this formidable animal. I can't wait for our next visit to Yellowstone!
Iseared Iseared
After having caught the love of wolves following two visits to the park, I was interested in learning all I could about the wolves there. This book is a great introduction to the wolf restoration project and the wolves themselves.
Coiron Coiron
I work as a national parks naturalist, mostly in Yellowstone and Grand Teton. This book is a priceless reservoir of knowledge. I recommend it to all park visitors. Doug Smith is an outstanding character in conservation history. His knowledge and candor are of the highest caliber. Likewise, Gary Ferguson in a talented writer.
For laypeople and biologists alike, I highly recommend this book.
Jode Jode
I have read over 40 books about wolves over 35 years and this one stands out as one of the very best.

The book has two main themes -- the life histories of individual wolves brought to Yellowstone and their packs, and what wildlife biologists actually do to accomplish a successful introduction and gather the histories of these wolves. Both these themes are covered very well in exceptionally graceful writing.

Missing intentionally is a blow by blow history of the political controversy surrounding the introduction, and I am glad for that -- the focus remains on the wolves and how they deal with the challenges they face. The political history has been covered in other books and is a fairly depressing story of people shouting at each other.

The authors ability to describe in remarkable detail on the histories of individual wolves and their packs was aided enormously by the radio collars the placed on select individuals and the high visibility of the wolves in Yellowstone. The picture that emerges is of an enormously rich, complex, dynamic and tough world. Surviving is a constant challenge for a wolf, even in this prey-rich environment, and few wolves make it past 4-5 years old, much younger than the lives of wolves in captivity.

Their is so much information about their behavior that the wolves emerge as distinct individuals with dramatically different personalities and styles. Packs develop unique cultures (e.g. hunting bison). The static alpha male - alpha female hierarchy so often described in other books turns out to be far more variable with much greater roles in some packs for the alpha female and non-alpha wolves.

The authors note how frequently the wolves' behavior continues to them, particularly social behavior. There are far more ways to organize and "run" a wolf pack then previously thought, and the complexity of the dynamics described resembles human social interactions to a remarkable degree.

There is a lot that can be learned even by well-read wolf enthusiasts from reading this book. Yet, for those who are just beginning to read about wolves, this book is a superb introduction to these animals that get more fascinating the more we know about them.

Those who enjoyed the insight into the life of a wildlife biologist in this book would no doubt also enjoy Craig Packer's Into Africa, an account of his work with the social histories of African lion prides.
Valawye Valawye
Great book. Well written. I will read again and again
Wire Wire
Lots of great info but needed a strong editing hand. Clearly written by a scientist with lots to share about a wonderful project but not well presented.
I've read several books about wolves and the reintroduction to Yellowstone, and I enjoyed this the most. This book is fact-intensive while still narrating the story of the wolves and the people who helped the program succeed.