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Read online Wolves: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Wolves: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation Wolves are some of the world s most charismatic and controversial animals capturing the imaginations of their friends and foes alike Highly intelligent and adaptable they hunt and play together in close knit packs sometimes roaming over hundreds of square miles in search of food Once teetering on the brink of extinction across much of the United States and Europe wolves have made a tremendous comeback in recent years thanks to legal protection changing human attitudes and efforts to reintroduce them to suitable habitats in North America .

As wolf populations have rebounded scientific studies of them have also flourished But there hasn t been a systematic comprehensive overview of wolf biology since In i Wolves i many of the world s leading wolf experts provide state of the art coverage of just about everything you could want to know about these fascinating creatures Individual chapters cover wolf social ecology behavior communication feeding habits and hunting techniques population dynamics physiology and pathology molecular genetics evolution and taxonomy interactions with nonhuman animals such as bears and coyotes reintroduction interactions with humans and conservation and recovery efforts The book discusses both gray and red wolves in detail and includes information about wolves around the world from the United States and Canada to Italy Romania Saudi Arabia Israel India and Mongolia i Wolves i is also extensively illustrated with black and white photos line drawings maps and fifty color plates .

Unrivalled in scope and comprehensiveness i Wolves i will become the definitive resource on these extraordinary animals for scientists and amateurs alike .

An excellent compilation of current knowledge with contributions from all the main players in wolf research It is designed for a wide readership and certainly the language and style will appeal to both scientists and lucophiles alike This is an excellent summary of current knowledge and will remain the standard reference work for a long time to come Stephen Harris i New Scientist i This is the place to find almost any fact you want about wolves Stephen Mills i BBC Wildlife Magazine i .

by L. David Mech, Luigi Boitani

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Wolves: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation
Title:Wolves: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation
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Category:non-fiction, wolves, animals, natural-history, nature, science, dogs, reference
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Wolves are some of the world s most charismatic and controversial animals capturing the imaginations of their friends and foes alike Highly intelligent and adaptable they hunt and play together in close knit packs sometimes roaming over hundreds of square miles in search of food Once teetering on the brink of extinction across much of the United States and Europe wolves have made a tremendous comeback in recent years thanks to legal protection changing human attitudes and efforts to reintroduce them to suitable habitats in North America br br As wolf populations have rebounded scientific studies of them have also flourished But there hasn t been a systematic comprehensive overview of wolf biology since In i Wolves i many of the world s leading wolf experts provide state of the art coverage of just about everything you could want to know about these fascinating creatures Individual chapters cover wolf social ecology behavior communication feeding habits and hunting techniques population dynamics physiology and pathology molecular genetics evolution and taxonomy interactions with nonhuman animals such as bears and coyotes reintroduction interactions with humans and conservation and recovery efforts The book discusses both gray and red wolves in detail and includes information about wolves around the world from the United States and Canada to Italy Romania Saudi Arabia Israel India and Mongolia i Wolves i is also extensively illustrated with black and white photos line drawings maps and fifty color plates br br Unrivalled in scope and comprehensiveness i Wolves i will become the definitive resource on these extraordinary animals for scientists and amateurs alike br br An excellent compilation of current knowledge with contributions from all the main players in wolf research It is designed for a wide readership and certainly the language and style will appeal to both scientists and lucophiles alike This is an excellent summary of current knowledge and will remain the standard reference work for a long time to come Stephen Harris i New Scientist br i br This is the place to find almost any fact you want about wolves Stephen Mills i BBC Wildlife Magazine br i br br, Smithsonian stated Mech is the foremost expert on wolves in this country possibly in the world hands down An engaging overview of wolf behavior and biology Nature Book Society Feature Selection Outdoor Life Book Club Selection, The wolves of Minnesota are one of conservations greatest success stories Of the contiguous United States only Minnesota with a wolf population at an estimated has managed to protect and sustain a viable wolf population over the past two decades But while some applaud the wolf s return others worry about the human cultural costs of maintaining such a large population and others wonder if that population is too high for the wolf s own good Edited by renowned expert Dr L David Wolfman Mech and comprising the work of several researchers who have studied Minnesota wolves The Wolves of Minnesota is an authoritative account of the background of the wolf in Minnesota It features the fascinating story of the comeback of the wolf in Minnesota and examines the cultural costs to the point where the question is not Will we ever hear the howl of the wolf again but How many howls are enough This book examines the animal and its packs and populations the past and present ranges of the species in Minnesota the rich history of the scientific research about it the wolfs biology and prey wolf human interactions and the future of the wolf in Minnesota, This handbook will serve as a practical manual for researchers considering the use of radio tracking and as a text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in ecology behavioral biology forestry and related fields