The Return of the Wolf to Yellowstone

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Henry Holt, 1997 - Nature - 354 pages
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Early In This Century, U.S. government agents trapped, poisoned, or shot every wolf they could track down in and around Yellowstone National Park. By 1926, not one wolf was left alive. After generations of struggle between the wolf's friends and foes, the wolf was returned to Yellowstone in January of 1995. Thomas McNamee chronicles the drama of the reintroduction, the political machinations behind it, and the harrowing details of the wolves' own lives. In his telling, it is easy to see why this saga has stirred the imagination of a nation.P>Suspenseful and often poetic....McNamee puts us into the scientists' spotter planes and behind their binoculars during the wolves' critical first spring in Yellowstone. -- Los Angeles TimesAn informed account of the reconstitution of wolf packs, by a writer who can sympathize with lovers and haters of wolves. -- The New York Times Book Review

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The recent reintroduction of the gray wolf to Yellowstone Park after an absence of 70 years is considered by many to be one of the true conservation highlights of this century. This richly detailed ... Read full review

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3.5/5 stars. I liked the story more than the writing style. He captures what happened and the people involved in a way that makes everything relative and enjoyable but his prose is a little obnoxious. 5/5 stars for the true story and people involved. 2/5 stars for the writing. Read full review

About the author (1997)

Thomas McNamee is the author of "Alice Waters and Chez Panisse", "The Return of the Wolf to Yellowstone", "A Story of Deep Delight", "Nature First", and "The Grizzly Bear".

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