Trail of the Wolf

Trail of the Wolf

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
A close-up look inside the world of wolves discusses the complex social structure, body language and communication, behavior, habitats, role in nature, hunting skills, and other characteristics of this intelligent--and endangered--mammal.

Book News
Luxuriously produced using glossy stock with huge amounts of white space. Features lovely photos by skilled wildlife photographers and text that is pleasingly coherent and informative. 10x11.75" Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
The wolf has caught the imagination of people everywhere for centuries. Today, thousands journey to wilderness parks in the hope of seeing this elusive creature or hearing its haunting howl. Yet the mythology surrounding the wolf frequently conjures up the image of a bloodthirsty, marauding beast. In fact, there is no record of a wolf killing a human in North America, and it is thought that those reported in Europe were committed by rabid animals or mastiff-wolf hybrids. Trail of the Wolf seeks to dispel the myths that have often resulted in the persecution of one of the world's most fascinating animals.
R. D. Lawrence's love of wolves is communicated throughout the text, as he introduces the reader to every facet of the life of this wild hunter. In a detailed account of the wolf's biology, he explores the differences between the wolf and other canids, its elaborate social structure, the part its senses play in its ability to survive in the wild, its hunting methods and prey, and the formation of a new pack. The author's personal experiences with wolves reveal the animal as it is rarely seen - at play, on the hunt, and rearing its young. The final chapters on the wolf's relationship with humans and its status worldwide contain a plea for the preservation of the wolf and its wilderness habitat.
Trail of the Wolf is beautifully illustrated by top wildlife photographers. The outstanding photographs feature wolves from around the world. Images of prey species and the wolf's close relatives, as well as maps and line drawings, add to the visual excitement of this superb volume.

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Describes the characteristics of wolves, pack behavior, hunting strategies, family life, orphaned pups, and relations with humans

Publisher: Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale Press, 1993
ISBN: 9780875965949
Branch Call Number: 599.7444 LAWRE
Characteristics: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Rodale Press
Alternative Title: The Wolf


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