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Decade of the Wolf, Revised and Updated: Returning The Wild To Yellowstone Paperback – April 17, 2012
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The book is a series of stories about individual wolves, packs, plus well known and lesser known events in the Park's wolf recovery. Chapters also explain concepts of wolf biology, and the effects wolves are having on America's first national park.
Those people who go to Yellowstone to watch wolves or follow these events will want to snap this book up.
Others interested in wildlife will find it less compelling, but still a useful and good read.
The book is a fitting story of ten years of wolf recovery in Yellowstone Park. Still to be told is the history of wolf recovery in areas outside the Park, especially in Idaho where the number of wolves outnumber those of the Park almost three to one.
Readers will enjoy a number of photographs of wolves and wolf interactions with other animals in the photo insert in the middle of the book. Many of these, such as those in the Park's remote Pelican Valley, could only be taken by the Park's wolf biologists.
This book is an excellent summary of the wolf reintroduction project and how the wolves have fared up to this point. The first hand accounts from Doug Smith about his experiences over the years will make you yearn to have the job and type of lifestyle that he is able to live everyday. Yet, this book is very realistic about the future of the wolves in Yellowstone and beyond. We all must learn to come together to make this world a better place, one step at a time. Until a balance can be found between the environmentalists and "big business" we will be less likely to see such a huge undertaking again to return some of last pieces of wilderness in the United States back to what they might of been so many years ago.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who is interested in where the Yellowstone wolves are now and for anyone who has fallen in love with the majestic landscape of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. We have a great deal to be proud of and we owe Doug Smith, Mr. Babbitt and all the others who were brave enough not only to imagine but to actually take the steps needed to reintroduce this great animal back to a small area in which they used to roam.
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Love this book..I fell in love with wolves in Yellowstone.Published 3 months ago by Barbara Rissman
Excellent, insightful information from the front lines of the wolf re-introduction. I couldn't put it down.Published 11 months ago by Eric Stoneking
Amazing coverage of the Yellowstone wolf reintroduction. A must read by the people who were there making it all happen. Read morePublished 16 months ago by R. M. Simmons
I am preparing for a field trip to Yellowstone and my instructor recommended I read this book before going. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Ellen
I knew the story of the Wolf but now I really know it, enjoying the read and the heartbreak going on now, I love the WolfPublished on October 12, 2013 by Pamela Stark