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Return of the wolf : conflict & coexistence

Author: Paula Wild
Publisher: Madeira Park, BC : Douglas and McIntyre (2013) Ltd., [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Wolves were once common throughout North America and Eurasia. But by the early twentieth century, bounties and organized hunts had drastically reduced their numbers. Today, the wolf is returning to its ancestral territories, and the "coywolf"--a smaller, bolder wolf-coyote hybrid--is becoming more common. In Return of the Wolf, author Paula Wild gathers first-hand accounts of encounters with wolves and consults  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Wild, Paula.
Return of the wolf.
Madeira Park, British Columbia : Douglas & McIntyre, 2018
(CaOONL)20189038225
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Wild
ISBN: 9781771622066 1771622067
OCLC Number: 1066144335
Awards: Winner of Silver in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, Environment/Ecology Category 2019 (United States)
Description: 262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The wolf at the door --
The big bad wolf of the Old World --
Good and evil in the New World --
The life of a wolf --
The eaters and the eaten --
Coywolves and wolf-dogs --
Wolf wars --
Wolf watchers --
A myth as big as a mountain --
A perfect storm --
Living with wolves --
Chasing the moon --
Appendix: Wolf safety checklist.
Responsibility: Paula Wild.

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"Wolves were once common throughout North America and Eurasia. But by the early twentieth century, bounties and organized hunts had drastically reduced their numbers. Today, the wolf is returning to its ancestral territories, and the "coywolf"--a smaller, bolder wolf-coyote hybrid--is becoming more common. In Return of the Wolf, author Paula Wild gathers first-hand accounts of encounters with wolves and consults with wildlife experts for suggestions on how minimize conflict, respond to aggressive wolves and coexist with the apex predator. Wild explores the latest theories on how wolves became dogs, the evolving strategies to prevent livestock predation, and why Eurasian wolves seem more aggressive toward humans than their North American cousins. She also addresses the many misconceptions about wolves: for example, that they howl when hungry, kill for pleasure and always live in packs. What is true is that a wolf possesses a howl as unique as a human fingerprint and can trot eight kilometers per hour for most of the day or night in search of prey while using earth's magnetic field to find its way. Some scientists consider wolves' complex social structures and family bonds closer to humans' than those of primates. In a skillful blend of natural history, Indigenous stories and interviews with scientists and conservationists, Wild examines our evolving relationship with wolves and how society's attitudes affect the populations, behavior and conservation of wolves today. As a highly social, intelligent animal, the wolf is proving adept at navigating the challenges of an ever-changing landscape. But their fate remains uncertain. Wolves are adapting to humans; can humans adapt to wolves?"--

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