Wolves

Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation

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Author: L. David Mech,Luigi Boitani

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226516981

Category: Science

Page: 472

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Wolves are some of the world's most charismatic and controversial animals, capturing the imaginations of their friends and foes alike. Highly intelligent and adaptable, they hunt and play together in close-knit packs, sometimes roaming over hundreds of square miles in search of food. Once teetering on the brink of extinction across much of the United States and Europe, wolves have made a tremendous comeback in recent years, thanks to legal protection, changing human attitudes, and efforts to reintroduce them to suitable habitats in North America. 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. “An excellent compilation of current knowledge, with contributions from all the main players in wolf research. . . . It is designed for a wide readership, and certainly the language and style will appeal to both scientists and lucophiles alike. . . . This is an excellent summary of current knowledge and will remain the standard reference work for a long time to come.”—Stephen Harris, New Scientist “This is the place to find almost any fact you want about wolves.”—Stephen Mills, BBC Wildlife Magazine

Wolves

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Author: June Preszler

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736854184

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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A brief introduction to wolves, discussing their characteristics, habitat, life cycle, and predators. Includes a range map, life cycle illustration, and amazing facts.

Wolves

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Author: Act-Two (Firm)

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439317122

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Contains facts, jokes, puzzles, and a cartoon story about wolves.

Wolves

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Author: Penny Clarke

Publisher: Salariya Publishers

ISBN: 9781904642244

Category: Wolves

Page: 32

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This is an entertaining series investigating the more grisly aspects of natural history. Each title is full of facts written in an accessible question and answer format and fits into the guidelines for Key Stage 2.

Julie of the Wolves

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Author: Perdita Finn

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439163590

Category: Education

Page: 32

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This study guide includes author biography, key reading comprehension strategies, reproducible writing prompts and discussion questions, and group project ideas for all learners.

Wolves and the Wolf Myth in American Literature

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Author: S. K. Robisch

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874177732

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 494

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"Wolves and the Wolf Myth in American Literature examines the wolf's importance as a figure in literature from the perspectives of both the animal's physical reality and the ways writers imagine and portray it."--Inside jacket.

Wolves

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Author: Sandra Markle

Publisher: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 1575057484

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 39

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An introduction to the lives of wolves that focuses on how they hunt and how they raise their cubs.

Wolves

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Author: Christina Wilsdon

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1433940310

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Easy-to-read text and full-color photographs depict the physical characteristics, habitat, and life cycle of wolves.

Waiting for Wolves in Japan

An Anthropological Study of People-wildlife Relations

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Author: John Knight

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199255184

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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In the 1990s a Japanese conservationist group, inspired by North American examples, launched a campaign for the reintroduction of the wolf in Japan. In addition to restoring Japan's natural heritage, the main reason offered for its reintroduction is that the wolf would be the saviour of uplandareas of Japan suffering from wildlife pestilence. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork on the Kii Peninsula in western Japan, one of the areas nominated for reintroduction, this book critically examines the problem of people-wildlife conflicts in Japan from a social anthropological perspective.Focusing on wild boar, monkeys, deer, serow, and bears, it describes the relationship to these animals on the part of farmers, foresters, hunters, and tourists. This detailed case study shows that conflicts with wildlife are inextricably bound up with social conflict among people, and that wildlifepestilence must therefore be understood in terms of its symbolic, as well as material dimensions.

The Woman Who Lived with Wolves

And Other Stories from the Tipi

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Author: Paul Goble

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 1935493205

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Presents a collection of traditional stories told by the the Indians of the Great Plains of North America throughout their history.