The Return of the Wolf to Yellowstone

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Henry Holt and Company, May 15, 1998 - Nature - 368 pages
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A New York Times Notable Book

The inside account of the environmental story of the decade 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.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A thoughtful account of the timber wolf's return to the Northern Rockies. ``It has been sixty years, thirty wolf generations, since the last wolf pups were poisoned in the Yellowstone,'' writes ... Read full 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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About the author (1998)

Thomas McNamee is a former president of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition and the author of The Grizzly Bear, Nature First, and A Story of Deep Delight. He lives in San Francisco.

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