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Wolves : behavior, ecology, and conservation

Author: L David Mech; Luigi Boitani
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wolves are some of the world's most charismatic and controversial animals, capturing the imaginations of their friends and foes alike. Highly intelligent and adaptable, they hunt and play together in close-knit packs, sometimes roaming over hundreds of square miles in search of food. Once teetering on the brink of extinction across much of the United States and Europe, wolves have made a tremendous comeback in  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: L David Mech; Luigi Boitani
ISBN: 0226516962 9780226516967
OCLC Number: 51810720
Description: xvii, 448 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword / George Rabb --
Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction / L. David Mech and Luigi Boitani --
1. Wolf social ecology / L. David Mech and Luigi Boitani --
2. Wolf behavior : reproductive, social, and intelligent / Jane M. Packard --
3. Wolf communication / Fred H. Harrington and Cheryl S. Asa --
4. The wolf as a carnivore / Rolf O. Peterson and Paolo Ciucci --
5. Wolf-prey relations / David L. Mech and Rolf O. Peterson --
6. Wolf population dynamics / Todd K. Fuller, L. David Mech, and Jean Fitts Cochrane --
7. The internal wolf : physiology, pathology, and pharmacology / Terry J. Kreeger --
8. Molecular genetic studies of wolves / Robert K. Wayne and Carles Vilà --
9. Wolf evolution and taxonomy / Ronald M. Nowak --
10. Wolf interactions with non-prey / Warren B. Ballard, Ludwig N. Carbyn, and Douglas W. Smith --
11. Restoration of the red wolf / Michael K. Phillips, V. Gary Henry, and Brian T. Kelly --
12. Wolves and humans / Steven H. Fritts, Robert O. Stephenson, Robert D. Hayes, and Luigi Boitani --
13. Wolf conservation and recovery / Luigi Boitani --
Conclusion / L. David Mech and Luigi Boitani --
appendix. Species names used in the text --
List of contributors --
References --
Author index --
Subject index.
Responsibility: edited by L. David Mech and Luigi Boitani.
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Discussing all types of wolf in great detail, and with extensive illustrations, this work is an essential guide to wolf ecology, behaviour, physiology and pathology. Thanks to legal protection,  Read more...

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