A Wolf Called Romeo

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Author: Nick Jans

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547858191

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 267

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An award-winning writer and photographer tells the extraordinary story of a lone black wolf who, showing up on his doorstep, returned again and again to interact with the people and dogs of Juneau, giving humans a rare chance to understand it a little more. 40,000 first printing.

A Wolf Called Romeo

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Author: Nick Jans

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547858213

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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“Jans is an exceptional storyteller—no nature writer can top him in terms of sheer emotional force.” —New York Times A Wolf Called Romeo is the true story of the exceptional black wolf who spent seven years interacting with the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska, living on the edges of their community, engaging in an improbable, awe-inspiring interspecies dance, and bringing the wild into sharp focus. When Romeo first appeared, author Nick Jans and the other citizens of Juneau were wary, but as Romeo began to tag along with cross-country skiers on their daily jaunts, play fetch alongside local dogs, or simply lie near Nick and nap under the sun on a quiet afternoon, Nick and the rest of Juneau came to accept Romeo, and he them. Part memoir, part moving animal narrative, part foray into the mystique, lore, science, and history of the wolf, A Wolf Called Romeo is a book no animal lover should miss. “Beautifully written, A Wolf Called Romeo is a thoughtful and moving story about one of nature’s most evocative animals.” —Patricia McConnell, author of The Other End of the Leash “Jans is a perfect narrator for this story. He’s deeply knowledgeable about the Alaskan wilderness and he evokes its harsh beauties in powerful and poetic prose . . . A tingling reminder of the basic bond that occasionally spans the space between two species.” —Christian Science Monitor NICK JANS is an award-winning writer, photographer, and author of numerous books, including The Grizzly Maze. He is a contributing editor to Alaska magazine and has written for a variety of publications, including Rolling Stone and the Christian Science Monitor.

A Wolf Called Romeo

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Author: Nick Jans

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448132037

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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A Wolf Called Romeo is the remarkable story of a wolf who returned again and again to interact with the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska, living on the edges of their community, engaging in an improbable, awe-inspiring inter-species dance and bringing the wild into sharp focus. At first the people of Juneau were guarded, torn between caution and curiosity. But as Romeo began to tag along with cross-country skiers on their daily jaunts, play fetch with local dogs, or simply lie near author Nick Jans and nap under the sun, they came to accept Romeo, and he them. For Nick it was about trying to understand Romeo, then it was about winning his trust, and ultimately it was about watching over him, for as long as he or anyone could. Written with a deft hand and a searching heart, A Wolf Called Romeo is an unforgettable tale of a creature who defied nature and thus gave humans a chance to understand it a little more.

Romeo

The Story of an Alaskan Wolf

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Author: John Hyde

Publisher: Bunker Hill Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781593731069

Category: Nature

Page: 131

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An illustrated true account of an urban legend: Orphaned and alone Romeo has made the Mendenhal Glacier outside Juneau his territory for the past decade subsisting on a diet of small mammals and fish. Unafraid of tourists and locals and eager to play with their dogs, he has taught thousands of people that wolves are playful and not vicious killers. This is John Hyde's up close and personal photographic record of a singular wolf.

The Grizzly Maze

Timothy Treadwell's Fatal Obsession with Alaskan Bears

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Author: Nick Jans

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780452287358

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 274

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Traces the efforts of a passionate conservationist to protect the grizzly bear, recounting how his efforts to overturn perceptions about bear aggressiveness resulted in his death in October 2003, in an account in which the author traces Treadwell's career and the causes of the fatal bear attack. Reprint. 65,000 first printing.

The Glacier Wolf

True Stories of Life in Southeast Alaska

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Author: Nick Jans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615726854

Category:

Page: N.A

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Among Wolves

Gordon Haber's Insights into Alaska's Most Misunderstood Animal

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Author: Gordon Haber,Marybeth Holleman

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 1602232199

Category: Nature

Page: 300

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Alaska’s wolves lost their fiercest advocate, Gordon Haber, when his research plane crashed in Denali National Park in 2009. Passionate, tenacious, and occasionally brash, Haber, a former hockey player and park ranger, devoted his life to Denali’s wolves. He weathered brutal temperatures in the wild to document the wolves and provided exceptional insights into wolf behavior. Haber’s writings and photographs reveal an astonishing degree of cooperation between wolf family members as they hunt, raise pups, and play, social behaviors and traditions previously unknown. With the wolves at risk of being destroyed by hunting and trapping, his studies advocated for a balanced approach to wolf management. His fieldwork registered as one of the longest studies in wildlife science and had a lasting impact on wolf policies. Haber’s field notes, his extensive journals, and stories from friends all come together in Among Wolves to reveal much about both the wolves he studied and the researcher himself. Wolves continue to fascinate and polarize people, and Haber’s work continues to resonate.

A Place Beyond

Finding Home in Arctic Alaska

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Author: Nick Jans

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 0882408992

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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In A Place Beyond, Nick Jans leads us into his “found” home—the Eskimo village of Ambler, Alaska, and the vast wilderness around it. In his powerful essays, the rhythms of daily arctic life blend with high adventure—camping among wolves, traveling with Iñupiat hunters, witnessing the Kobuk River at breakup. The poignancy of a village funeral comes to life, hordes of mosquitoes whine against a tent, a grizzly stands etched against the snow—just a sampling of the images and events rendered in Jan’s transparent, visual prose. Moments of humor are offset by haunting insights, and by thoughtful reflections on contemporary Iñupiat culture, making A Place Beyond a book to savor.

The Possibility Dogs

What a Handful of Unadoptables Taught Me about Service, Hope, and Healing

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Author: Susannah Charleson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054773493X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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A tour of the psychiatric service dog industry traces the author's work with unwanted shelter dogs before matching them with people in need, documenting her own partnership with a search canine while sharing uplifting success stories.

Pukka's Promise

The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs

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Author: Ted Kerasote

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547727496

Category: Pets

Page: 448

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This guide by the author of Merle’s Door is “beneficial for anyone who wants to ensure that their dogs will be healthy and well” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). From the bestselling author who offers “the most utterly compelling translation of dog to human I have ever seen” (Jeffrey Masson), this is a joyful chronicle of a dog and a groundbreaking answer to the question: How can we give our dogs the happiest, healthiest lives? When Ted Kerasote was ready for a new dog after losing his beloved Merle—who died too soon, as all our dogs do—he knew he wanted to give his puppy Pukka the longest life possible. But how to do that? So much has changed in the way we feed, vaccinate, train, and live with our dogs from even a decade ago. In an adventure that echoes The Omnivore’s Dilemma with a canine spin, Kerasote tackles these subjects, questioning our conventional wisdom and emerging with vital new information that will surprise even the most knowledgeable dog lovers. Can a purebred be as healthy as a mixed breed? How many vaccines are too many? Should we rethink spaying and neutering? Is raw food really healthier than kibble, and should your dog be chewing more bones? Traveling the world and interviewing breeders, veterinarians, and leaders of the animal-welfare movement, Kerasote pulls together the latest research to help us rethink the everyday choices we make for our companions. And as he did in Merle’s Door, Kerasote interweaves fascinating science with the charming stories of raising Pukka among his dog friends in their small Wyoming village. Funny, revelatory, and full of the delights of falling in love with a dog, Pukka’s Promise will help redefine the potential of our animal partners.

Part Wild

Caught Between the Worlds of Wolves and Dogs

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Author: Ceiridwen Terrill

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145163482X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Traces the author's four-year relationship with a wolf-dog hybrid named Inyo, recounting their shared journeys in the snow, her battles with fearful neighbors, and the wolfdog's ultimate inability to be domesticated.

The Last Light Breaking

Living Among Alaska's Inupiat Eskimos

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Author: Nick Jans

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 0882408658

Category: History

Page: 224

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From his home in remote Eskimo Village, Nick Jans leads us into a vast, magical world: Alaska's Brooks Range. Drawn from fourteen years of arctic experience, The Last Light Breaking offers a rare perspective on America's last great wilderness and its people--the Inupiat Natives, an ancient culture on the cusp of change. Making a poignant connection between the world he describes and the world of the Inupiat once knew, Nick Jans invokes with stunning power, the life of the Eskimos in the harsh arctic and the mystical aura of the wilderness of the far North. With the eye of an outdoorsman and the heart of a poet, Jans weaves together these 23 essays with strands of native American narrative, making vivid a place where wolves and grizzlies still roam free, hunters follow the caribou, and old women cast their nets in the dust as they have for countless generations. But looming on the horizon is the world of roads and modern technology; the future has already arrived in the form of stop signs, computers, and satellite dishes. Jans creates unforgettable images of a proud people facing an uncertain future, and of his own journey through this haunting timeless landscape.

The Giant's Hand

A Life in Arctic Alaska

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Author: Nick Jans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692647585

Category:

Page: N.A

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A memoir, in personal essay form, of the author's nearly four decades living in remote Inupiaq Eskimo villages and traveling the wilderness of northwest arctic Alaska.In thoughtful, lyrical prose that often verges on poetry, Jans explores subjects including climate change, cultural upheaval, life and death experiences, and mortality.

The Man Who Lives with Wolves

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Author: Shaun Ellis,Penny Junor

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307464709

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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The star of Living with the Wolfman shares the story of his decision to protect the world's wolves by giving up human ties to live among wolves, describing his efforts in the wilds of England's Norfolk and on Idaho's Nez Perce Indian reservation where he makes homes with two packs in captivity. TV tie-in.

Never Cry Wolf

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Author: Farley Mowat

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 1551991918

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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EYE TO EYE WITH DEATH: THE WOLF PROJECT Hordes of bloodthirsty wolves are slaughtering the arctic caribou, and the government's Wildlife Service assigns naturalist Farley Mowat to investigate. Mowat is dropped alone onto the frozen tundra, where he begins his mission to live among the howling wolf packs and study their ways. Contact with his quarry comes quickly, and Mowat discovers not a den of marauding killers but a courageous family of skillful providers and devoted protectors of their young. As Mowat comes closer to the wolf world, he comes to fear with them the onslaught of bounty hunters and government exterminators out to erase the noble wolf community from the Arctic. Never Cry Wolf is one of the brilliant narratives on the myth and magic of wild wolves and man's true place among the creatures of nature. "We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be — the mythologized epitome of a savage, ruthless killer — which is, in reality, no more than the reflected image of ourself." — From the new Preface From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Philosopher and the Wolf

Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death, and Happiness

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Author: Mark Rowlands

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453217762

Category: Nature

Page: 246

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The charming and poignant story of the relationship between a philosophy professor and his pet wolf Mark Rowlands was a young philosophy professor, rootless and searching for life’s greater meaning. Shortly after arriving at the University of Alabama, he noticed a classified ad in the local paper advertising wolf clubs for sale, and decided he had to investigate, if only out of curiosity. It was love at first sight, and the bond that grew between philosopher and wolf reaffirms for us the incredible relationships that exist between man and animal.More than just an exotic pet, Brenin exerted an immense influence on Rowlands both as a person, and strangely enough as a philosopher, leading him to reevaluate his attitude toward love, happiness, nature, death, and the true meaning of companionship.

The Killing of Wolf Number Ten

The True Story

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Author: Thomas McNamee

Publisher: Easton Studio Press, LLC

ISBN: 163226000X

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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A killer. A manhunt. The triumph of justice and of the wolf. The greatest event in Yellowstone history. Greater Yellowstone was the last great truly intact ecosystem in the temperate zones of the earth—until, in the 1920s, U.S. government agents exterminated its top predator, the gray wolf. With traps and rifles, even torching pups in their dens, the killing campaign was entirely successful. The howl of the “evil” wolf was heard no more. The “good” animals—elk, deer, bison—proliferated, until they too had to be “managed.” Two decades later, recognizing that ecosystems lacking their keystone predators tend to unravel, the visionary naturalist Aldo Leopold called for the return of the wolf to Yellowstone. It would take another fifty years for his vision to come true. In the early 1990s, as the movement for Yellowstone wolf restoration gained momentum, rage against it grew apace. When at last, in February 1995, fifteen wolves were trapped in Alberta and brought to acclimation pens in Yellowstone, even then legal and political challenges continued. There was also a lot of talk in the bars about “shoot, shovel, and shut up.” While the wolves’ enemies worked to return them to Canada, the biologists in charge of the project feared that the wolves might well return on their own. Once they were released, two packs remained in the national park, but one bore only one pup and the other none. The other, comprising Wolves Nine and Ten and Nine’s yearling daughter, disappeared. They were in fact heading home. As they emerged from protected federal land, an unemployed ne’er-do-well from Red Lodge, Montana, trained a high-powered rifle on Wolf Number Ten and shot him through the chest. Number Nine dug a den next to the body of her mate, and gave birth to eight pups. The story of their rescue and the manhunt for the killer is the heart of The Killing of Wolf Number Ten. + Read this book, and if you are ever fortunate enough to hear the howling of Yellowstone wolves, you will always think of Wolves Nine and Ten. If you ever see a Yellowstone wolf, chance are it will be carrying their DNA. The restoration of the wolf to Yellowstone is now recognized as one of conservation’s greatest achievements, and Wolves Nine and Ten will always be known as its emblematic heroes.

Once Upon Alaska

A Kid's Photo Book

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Author: Nick Jans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781880865200

Category: Alaska

Page: 56

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Celebrate Alaska, A land so grand and wide and far...Mark Kelley and Nick Jans are at it again, and this time for the kid in all of us! With beautiful photography and rhyming verse that makes you smile, Mark and Nick express their deep passion for Alaska in a kid book that deserves a place on your coffee table.

The Return of the Wolf

Reflections on the Future of Wolves in the Northeast

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Author: Bill McKibben

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9780874519679

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 175

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Leading naturalists and writers respond to the possible return of the wolf to the Northeast.