Return of the Wolf- 3rd Edition: Successes and Threats in the U.S. and Canada
Considered the best single book on both wolf biology and politics, this award-winning best seller is balanced, informed, yet sympathetic. Stunning color photos and lyrical writing combine wisdom about wolves with candor about wolf management controversies. It sold 50,000 copies in its first two editions; won the Skipping Stones Award for nature education in 2000; has been used as a textbook; earns 5 stars on Amazon.com. A new chapter on Canada, stunning new color photos mostly shot in the wild rather than in pens, and larger page format make it a new treasure. Steve Grooms is respected worldwide for his 13 books in the Nature category.
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RETURN OF THE WOLF- 3RD /EUser Review - Book Verdict
This third edition of a minor wolf classic provides as comprehensive a picture of the North American wolf population and its management as one could possibly ask for in 160 photo-filled pages. And if Grooms overstates his subject's importance (he postulates that, in the world's first argument, Adam and Eve disagreed about wolves), he is an expert and impassioned chronicler of wolves. He covers the controversial reintroduction of the wolf to Yellowstone National Park, relates the often negative perception of wolves throughout history (in the 15th-century, wolves were associated with promiscuity and other church-decried appetites; early American settlers saw them "as impediments to Manifest Destiny"), describes wolf anatomy and biology, and explains wolf management strategies in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Clearly written and informative enough to be a textbook, this is an excellent resource-as well as a reminder that "the ecological decency of a society can be measured by how it treats the most troublesome and notorious animal species." For Grooms-and for generations of settlers, ranchers and campers-that notorious animal is the North American wolf.
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