This non-fiction book is about a great mountain wilderness where wolves and their prey continue to live in a delicate, natural balance. Using a combination of narrative non-fiction and easy-to-follow essays, this book explores the natural history of the Yukon during the last 20,000 years. Part 1 - History - chronicles wolf evolution since the end of the ice age, including the great collapse of Beringia large mammals and the domination by caribou through the Holocene. Other chapters include the relation between ancient native people and wolves, and the importance of Jack London's Yukon stories to our collective image of wolves as a symbol of wilderness. Other history chapters explore the relentless, but largely ineffective attempts to reduce wolves through bounties, poison and hunting through the 20th century. Part 2 - Understanding - describes the author's original research into wolf relations to moose, caribou, Dall's sheep, ravens, and grizzly bears. In the last chapter Hayes, who studied three Yukon wolf control projects, explains why broad-scale killing of wolves has only produced brief benefits for moose and caribou, and why the practice should end. Finally, the book raises questions about how we should use and conserve one of the largest remaining tracts of complete wilderness on the continent.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-01 - Publisher: eBookIt.com
This non-fiction book is about a great mountain wilderness where wolves and their prey continue to live in a delicate, natural balance. Using a combination of narrative non-fiction and easy-to-follow essays, this book explores the natural history of the Yukon during the last 20,000 years. Part 1 - History -
Authors: L. David Mech, Douglas W. Smith, Daniel R. MacNulty
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-22 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press
The interactions between apex predators and their prey are among the most impressively choreographed in naturegreat whites chasing seals, lions hunting antelope, and wolves outmaneuvering deer. Each of these interactions demonstrates physical strength and endurance, and a deep coevolutionary history. Wolves are often thought of as killing machines (especially among
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-06 - Publisher: Penguin
In this Rusty Spurr novel from Peter Brandvold, Spurr Morgan is ready to retire…but only after one last job. Deputy U.S. Marshal Spurr Morgan’s ticker isn’t what it used to be. After Spurr suffers a heart attack on the job, the Chief Marshal convinces him it’s time to step down.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-06 - Publisher: Lulu.com
Centuries have passed since mankind vanished from the Earth, and in that time, the Wolves have risen to inherit the title of "Alpha Predator." They have lived in peace and thrived for generations. But that is all about to change... The Wolves tell stories, of beings that strode upright, the
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-14 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
In view of the current rhetoric surrounding the global migrant crisis with politicians comparing refugees with animals and media reports warning of migrants swarming like insects or trespassing like wolves this timely study explores the cultural origins of the language and imagery of dehumanization. Situated at the junction