The Wolf Almanac a celebration of wolves and their world / Robert H. Busch

Author(s): Busch, Robert H
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Subjects: Wolves
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: New & rev. / revised by Robert Busch ; foreword by Rick Bass
Published: Guilford, CT : Lyons Press, c2007
LC Classification: Q, QL
Physical Description: xiv, 274 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm
Alternate Titles: Celebration of wolves and their world
Notes: ISBN: 9781599210698 (pbk.)
ISBN: 159921069X (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 256-266) and index
Contents: Acknowledgments -- Foreword / Rick Bass -- Preface -- 1: Evolution Of The Wolf -- Scientific classification of wolves -- 2: Distribution Of Wolves -- Range and habitat -- North America -- Eurasia -- 3: Anatomy And Physiology -- Physical description -- Wolf senses -- Tracks -- Wolf scat -- Diseases -- Injuries -- Longevity -- 4: Behavior And Activities -- Wolf pack -- Lone wolves -- Communication -- Curiosity -- Intelligence -- Interactions with other species -- Travel -- Play -- Swimming -- Grooming -- Courtship -- Reproduction -- Inbreeding -- Birthing den -- Litters -- Territories -- Food -- Hunting -- 5: Wolf In Human Culture -- Wolf as a nurturer -- Big bad wolf -- Werewolves -- Man-eating wolves -- Children reared by wolves -- Wolf and the North American Indian -- Wolves versus settlers -- Wolf bounties -- Extinction of the wolf -- Wolf as a threat to humans -- 6: Wolf As A Predator: Wolf Control -- Wolf as a killer of big game -- Livestock predation by wolves -- 7: Wolf As A Furbearer -- Trapping statistics-United States -- Trapping statistics-Canada -- 8: Wolf As A Big-Game Animal -- Hunting statistics-United States -- Hunting statistics-Canada -- 9: Wolf As A Zoo Animal -- Wolf parks -- 10: Wolf As A Pet -- Wolf-dog hybrids -- 11: Conserving The Wolf -- Wolf reintroduction programs -- Wolf research -- Wolf research -- Public wolf howls -- 12: Conclusion -- Current status of the wolf -- Legal status of the wolf -- Future of the wolf -- Appendix I: Endangered Species Act Of 1973 -- Appendix 2: IUCN manifesto on wolf conservation -- Wolf Conservation Organizations and Newsletters -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary: Overview: The Wolf Almanac has become an acknowledged reference work for the evolution and history of wolves; their biology and physiology, behavior and sociology; and their influence in ancient culture and mythology. This newly revised edition of The Wolf Almanac contains the most recent information on reintroduced wolves, as well as fully updated information on the status of wolves throughout the world
OCLC Number: 162522245
ISBN/ISSN: 9781599210698
159921069X