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Among Wolves: Gordon Haber's Insights Into Alaska's Most Misunderstood Animal

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Alaskaandrsquo;s wolves lost their fiercest advocate, Gordon Haber, when his research plane crashed in Denali National Park in 2009. Passionate, tenacious, and occasionally brash, Haber, a former hockey player and park ranger, devoted his life to Denaliandrsquo;s wolves.

He weathered brutal temperatures in the wild to document the wolves and provided exceptional insights into wolf behavior. Haberandrsquo;s writings and photographs reveal an astonishing degree of cooperation between wolf family members as they hunt, raise pups, and play, social behaviors and traditions previously unknown. With the wolves at risk of being destroyed by hunting and trapping, his studies advocated for a balanced approach to wolf management. His fieldwork registered as one of the longest studies in wildlife science and had a lasting impact on wolf policies.

Haberandrsquo;s field notes, his extensive journals, and stories from friends all come together in Among Wolves to reveal much about both the wolves he studied and the researcher himself. Wolves continue to fascinate and polarize people, and Haberandrsquo;s work continues to resonate.

About the Author

Gordon Haberand#160;(1942andndash;2009) studied wolves in Denali National Park and interior Alaska for forty-three years.
Marybeth Holleman is author of The Heart of the Sound and coeditor of Crosscurrents North. She has lived in Alaskaandrsquo;s Chugach Mountains for twenty-five years.and#160;

Table of Contents

Introduction

Scientist and Advocate for Alaskaandrsquo;s Wolves

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The First Two Years of Life of an Alaska Wolf

and#160;

1 My Good Fortune: Working among Alaskaandrsquo;s Wolves

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Snapshot: Savage River Wolves andndash; Gary Baker

and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160;Snapshot: Flying Gordon andndash; Troy Dunn

2 The Heart of Wolf Society: Wolf Family Bonds

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Snapshot: First Snow andndash; Johnny Johnson

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Snapshot: A True Field Scientist andndash; Troy Dunn

3 A New Biological Year: Attending Young Pups

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Snapshot: Teklanika Den andndash; Karen Deatherage

4 It Takes a Family: Raising Pups Cooperatively

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Snapshot: Son andndash; Troy Dunn

5 Going with the Flow: The Daily Lives of Wolves

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Snapshot: Just One More Turn andndash; Troy Dunn

6 Why Wolves Howl: The Many Social Values

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Snapshot: A Sign of Intelligence andndash; Johnny Johnson

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Snapshot: Passing By andndash; Troy Dunn

7 Hunting Traditions: Wolves, Their Prey, and Scavenging

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Snapshot: Pups at a Sheep Kill andndash; Priscilla Feral

8 Toklatandrsquo;s Switch to Hares: Survivors Seize an Opportunity

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Snapshot: Toklatandrsquo;s Hare Hunting andndash; Troy Dunn

9 Companions and Competitors: Ravens, Hears, and Other Wildlife

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Snapshot: Wolves with Bears andndash; Troy Dunn

10 Natural Fearlessness: Wolves and People in Denali National Park

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Snapshot: Dr. Gordon Haber andndash; Jonathan B. Jarvis

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Snapshot: The Hamburger Drop andndash; Johnny Johnson

11 Park Wolves in Danger: The Denali Buffer Solution

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Journal Notes: State-Snared Wolves

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Snapshot: This Guy is Hard Core andndash; Joel Bennett

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Snapshot: Mortality Call andndash; Barbara Brease

12 Science Gone Awry: Alaskaandrsquo;s Wolf-Killing Programs

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Journal Notes: Snowmachine Hunt

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Snapshot: Wolf Summit andndash; Priscilla Feral

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Snapshot: Picking Pilots andndash; Troy Dunn

13 Endangered Species: The Problem with Delisting Northern Rockies Wolves

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Snapshot: Scientist as Advocate andndash; Rick Steiner

14 Toklatandrsquo;s High Value: The Case for Unexploited Wolf Groups

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Snapshot: Last Phone Call andndash; Barbara Brease

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Significant Findings of Gordon Haberandrsquo;s Wolf Research

Epilogue

From Bad to Worse: An Update on Haberandrsquo;s Wolves

and#160;

References

Acknowledgements

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781602232181
Author:
Haber, Gordon
Publisher:
University of Alaska Press
Author:
Holleman, Marybeth
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 color plates, 100 halftones
Pages:
310
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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