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Ellis, the self-trained wolf behaviorist featured on TV's Living with the Wolfman, has spent years living, literally, with wolves in the U.S. and England: eating what they do (raw meat), fitting into their pack, meeting challenges from other pack-members, and more. Ellis describes in detail (some repetitive) the astonishing rigors of living with wolves; readers might ask why one would stick with the pack after sustaining bites, knockout blows, and other injuries, but Ellis maintains that fulfilling his "overwhelming need to find out the truth and do whatever I could to help and stand up for these creatures" is reward enough. Ellis's prose is informal and conversational, and his experiences are highly illuminating regarding animals classically met with fear and hatred (an ancient reaction, Ellis notes, rooted in humankind's shift from a hunter-gatherer society to a farming society). Ellis also shares his goals, how they've evolved over years of study, and the challenges of scientists who disapprove of his methods; among well-earned observations of the natural world, Ellis also includes stories from his own life and family, as well useful information for dog owners.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway Books (October 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307464709
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307464705
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #254,280 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is easy to read and very informative.
Henry L. Valo
In The Man Who Lives with Wolves, Shaun Ellis does tell amazing stories about wolves.
Enjolras
I recommend this book highly to anyone, no reservations.
Patricia R. Andersen

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29 of 37 people found the following review helpful By jd103 on October 13, 2009
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I've never seen the author's tv shows, but I looked forward to reading this book because I've read several other wolf books, follow the wolf-moose study on Isle Royale, and have visited a couple of wolf education centers and been caged and had physical contact with two wolves.

Although the author and I have similar views about people and nature, I never enjoyed the book as much as I expected to. The section about living for two years in Idaho with no human contact and with wild wolves bringing him food had too few details to seem believable to me; instead, I felt that I was reading a nature tall tale or another of the tribal legends which are included in the book. I'm certainly in no position to call the man a liar, but given some of his past behavior and irresponsibility mentioned in the book, I also don't feel inspired to automatically believe every word he writes.

On several other subjects, I just disagree with his opinions such as seeing dogs and wolves as the same, or that a wolf-dog hybrid would make a good teaching animal for children, or that wolves are not opportunistic killers but instead select a particular animal based on specific nutritional needs of the moment. Although he states there is no evidence that inbreeding causes bloodline problems, that evidence has been found over a long period of time in wolf skeletons from Isle Royale. Some of his claims of understanding wolves seem a bit Timothy Treadwellish to me, and his dream of proving that the presence of wolves improves local ecology has already been demonstrated since the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone.

Anyone interested in wolves will want to read this book, but they should add a grain of salt to this raw meat diet.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Patricia R. Andersen VINE VOICE on October 2, 2009
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Everybody has heard the same stories about wolves - how there's an alpha pair, the biggest and boldest of the wolf pack, that sort of thing. Shaun Ellis' new book "The Man Who Lives With Wolves" disproves that and many other such notions.
The book is well written and accessible. Mr Ellis' passion for the life he has chosen - living with captive wolf packs - comes shining through on every page.
And it's his passion and intelligence that makes this such a good book to read.
Mr Ellis grew up in Norfolk, England, which to me seems to be an unlikely spot to begin a lifelong commitment to wolves. (I don't think of England having a lot of wolves.) He grew up with his grandparents on their farm, with no other children around him - or anything most of us take for granted such as television and video games. This autobiography is not a "poor me" writing, just an explanation of how Mr Ellis came to bond with dogs and wolves. He was so focused on working with wolves he was willing to eat jelly beans for every meal just so he could study the wolves more closely.
I recommend this book highly to anyone, no reservations. Mr Ellis life story, as well as his work with wolves, is interesting and impressive. He manages to make the connections between dog and wolf behavior quite clear. So even if you are not particularly interested in wolves, I suggest this book to you. If you're a fan of dogs (I like dogs - other peoples' dogs), you will gain some insight as to the whys and wherefores of dogs' behavior. Do yourself a favor and read this book.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Steve VINE VOICE on September 28, 2009
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I chose this book because my daughter is big into wolves and I thought it would be interesting. Lo and behold, I decided to casually browse it the day it arrived and I literally found myself turning page after page for three or four hours. I know there are loads of people who claim they "couldn't put the book down" or that they "read it in one sitting" or whatever, but I am not that type of person. Even if I love a book, I need to massage my adhd and walk away for a while. This book is the first in recent memory that held my attention for such a long time. No, I didn't finish this book in one sitting, but I damn sure came close. The closest I can describe the sensation is like being in a conversation with the author that carries on into the night and never gets dull. This is a book that is devoid of literary wonder, rich, impressive turns of phrase, heavy metaphors, or deep reflective philosophical ramblings. What it is chock-full of, however, is the stark, engaging, and matter-of-fact recounting of one man's incredibly fascinating life among the notoriously misunderstand cousins to man's best friend.
I'm a wolf guy like my daughter and I found so much of value in these tales for dog lovers of all kinds. What this man understands and learns about wolves has immediate use for dog owners, and in an era where we have tv shows about dog trainers helping hapless, spineless clods teach Fido not to pee on the couch, this couldn't come at a better time.
I will not say this is the best book I've ever read. Far from it. But it is a book I would happily recommend to anyone because it is enormously enjoyable and stunningly incredible.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J. Roberts VINE VOICE on August 16, 2011
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I wanted to like this book. I love wolves - if I had a Patronus, it would be a timberwolf - but I really dislike it when they're presented as mystical creatures who can teach us a lot about how to run a proper family and society.

Wolves are canines. Their society will be structured well for a canine family, and the appeal of that is that their society will tend to be simpler and more straightforward. So much of this book is taken up with the author telling us about the simplicity of canine life, which is great, but hominid life, it's more complicated than that.

The animal behaviour and ecology in here is sketchy at best, but the human story that runs through it is touching and achingly familiar. Recommended as a work of a near-fiction, but not as a biography.
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