The Company of Wolves by Peter Steinhart

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As wolves return to their old territory in Yellowstone National Park, their presence is reawakening passions as ancient as their tangled relations with human beings. This authoritative and eloquent book coaxes the wolf out from its camouflage of myth and reveals the depth of its kinship with humanity, which shares this animal's complex complex social organization, intense family ties, and predatory streak.
 

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Peter Steinhart is a naturalist and a writer. For twelve years he was an editor and columnist at "Audubon," and his work has appeared in "Harper’ s," the "New York Times," the "Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones" and "Sierra." He has twice been a finalist for a National Magazine Award, and his essays have been widely anthologized. He has published four books, the most recent of which is "The Company of Wolves." He lives and draws in Palo Alto, California. "From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published June 29, 2011 by Vintage. 400 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Science & Math, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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As wolf populations decline as a result of human habitation, ``the grave threat is that eventually there will be broad areas without wolves and the sharing of genes.'' The author thoughtfully adds appendices covering additional readings, places to see (or hear) wolves, and subspecies of the gray ...

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The most prevalent views of wolves are as a powerful symbol of wilderness and as a menace to game populations. Steinhart (Two Eagles--Dos Aguilas) explores the tangled relationships between wolf and h

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Steinhart examines why wolves have featured so prominently in debates about natural preservation and the roles of predators.

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But more recently we have managed to harry the wolf into near-extinction by setting out carrion laced with strychnine or shooting the creatures from low-flying aircraft.

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The New York Review of Books

The recent reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park has surely been among the most dramatic pro-wolf developments in wolf history—the discrete, personable individuals who were introduced there have by now been sighted by some two thousand delighted tourists, which should win yet more...

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