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Of Wolves and Men

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ISBN13: 9780684163222
ISBN10: 0684163225
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Originally published in 1978, this special twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of the National Book Award finalist includes an entirely new afterword in which the author considers the current state of knowledge about wolves and recent efforts to reintroduce wolves to their former habitats in American wilderness areas.

Humankind's relationship with the wolf is based on a spectrum of responses running from fear to admiration and affection. Lopez's classic, careful study won praise from a wide range of reviewers and went on to improve the way books about wild animals are written. Of Wolves and Men reveals the uneasy interaction between wolves and civilization over the centuries, and the wolf's prominence in our thoughts about wild creatures. Drawing on an astonishing array of literature, history, science, and mythology as well as considerable personal experience with captive and free-ranging wolves, Lopez argues for the necessity of the wolf's preservation and envelops the reader in its sensory world, creating a compelling picture of the wolf both as real animal and as imagined by man. A scientist might perceive the wolf as defined by research data, while an Eskimo hunter sees a family provider much like himself. For many Native Americans the wolf is also a spiritual symbol, a respected animal that can make both the individual and the community stronger. With irresistible charm and elegance, Of Wolves and Men celebrates scientific fieldwork, dispels folklore that has enabled the Western mind to demonize wolves, explains myths, and honors indigenous traditions, allowing us to further understand how this incredible animal has come to live so strongly in the human heart.

About the Author

Barry Lopez's books include Light Action in the Caribbean (stories), About This Life (essays and memoir), the novella-length fable Crow and Weasel, and Arctic Dreams (nonfiction), for which he received the National Book Award. He has traveled extensively in remote regions of the world, and his work has been widely translated and anthologized. He is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim, Lannan, and National Science foundations; the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the John Burroughs and John Hay medals; and other honors. He lives in rural western Oregon.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

I: CANIS LUPUS LINNAEUS

1. Origin and Description

2. Social Structure and Communication

3. Hunting and Territory

II: AND A CLOUD PASSES OVERHEAD

4. Amaguk and Sacred Meat

5. A Wolf in the Heart

6. Wolf Warriors

III: THE BEAST OF WASTE AND DESOLATION

7. The Clamor of Justification

8. Wolfing for Sport

9. An American Pogrom

IV: AND A WOLF SHALL DEVOUR THE SUN

10. Out of a Medieval Mind

11. The Reach of Science

12. Searching for the Beast

13. Images from a Childhood

14. A Howling at Twilight

EPILOGUE: On the Raising of Wolves and a New Ethology

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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Kelly A, April 6, 2010 (view all comments by Kelly A)
A skillful tour through the wolf's reputation (earned or not) throughout history, ending in modern times, placing the animal right in the middle of the battles over natural resources that continue to rage in the American West. I was led to this book when the ban on wolf hunting was lifted and am grateful for it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684163222
Author:
Lopez, Barry
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Author:
Lopez, Barry Holstun
Author:
Lopez, Barry
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Wolves
Subject:
Wolves -- Miscellanea.
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Nature Studies-Mammals
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19790931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in 19.355 oz

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