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Romeo: The Story of an Alaskan Wolf 1st Edition
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Hyde crams many factoids on wolves in here. His prose is masculine & direct. There are heavy-handed passages of tree-hugging speckled throughout. I, being a tree-hugger, didn't mind, but it's not going to appeal to everyone's tastes.
The photography of this volume is ethereal & gorgeous & ultimately the reason I purchased the book. Romeo's personality blossoms through those golden eyes. Images of the elegant black wolf against the crisp Alaskan wilderness are breath-taking & will make you want to plan a trip up north.
But what a shame that I'll never get to meet the charming Romeo.
Author John Hyde's work chronicles the fascinating true life story of a lone Alaskan wolf affectionately named Romeo by the locals. Coupled along with his own personal encounters with Romeo, this book will leave you with an amazingly different perspective of canis lupus.
While the title's main focus is a solitary animal, Hyde also does a very credible job in providing an extremely readable description of the inner workings of a wolf pack; highly social creatures whose members all have a specific role in the pack's survival. From the alpha male and female to the lowest ranking wolf, it provides just the right amount of particulars to educate and inform the reader without getting overly involved with a lot of scientific detail or animal psychology.
The heart of the story however revolves around Romeo's behavior and the relationship he develops with the townsfolk and their dogs . . . a behavior which might be classified as atypical if you were one who held on to the misguided belief that wolves are nothing more than vicious, methodical thrill killing predators. If so, you will be astonished and pleasantly surprised by what this remarkable story describes. Hyde carefully recounts how the citizens of Juneau transitioned from their initial fears of a wild animal playfully interacting with his canine cousins to an almost complete acceptance of this wolf which would eventually became a national celebrity.Read more ›
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This is a beautiful book. It is respectful to the life of Romeo, a truly unique wolf and a treasure to those that had the privilege of knowing him. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Mary Laiuppa
Fantastic photographs with general information about wolves added in. One of the best wildlife photographers in North AmericaPublished 1 month ago by Stafford Kramer
Very easy read with beautiful pictures. Information on wolves is nicely woven into the story without distraction from the story of Romeo.Published 2 months ago by Pearl Young
John Hyde brought me right along with him on his trek to photograph Romeo. The word pictures he wrote made me feel like I was there with him. Read morePublished 3 months ago by g.ochrey
The photos are breathtaking. Thank you John Hyde. I had read Nick Jans book prior to reading this one, as I have had the pleasure to work with wolves. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Puller Lanigan
I live where this wolf lived and where this story took place. I chose this book over Nick Jans book primarily because of the absolutely stunning photography, and more... Read morePublished 3 months ago by E. Hunt
Magnificient photos Make you fall in love with Romeo. Also read A Wolf Called Romeo by Nick JansPublished 4 months ago by boswell