Of Wolves and Men

Author: Barry Lopez

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480409154

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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National Book Award Finalist: A “brilliant” study of the science and mythology of the wolf by the New York Times–bestselling author of Arctic Dreams (The Washington Post). When John Fowles reviewed Of Wolves and Men, he called it “A remarkable book, both biologically absorbing and humanly rich, and one that should be read by every concerned American.” In this National Book Award–shortlisted work, literary master Barry Lopez guides us through the world of the wolf and our often-mistaken perceptions of another species’ place on our shared planet. Throughout the centuries, the wolf has been a figure of fascination and mystery, and a major motif in literature and myth. Inspiring fear and respect, the creature has long exerted a powerful influence on the human imagination. Of Wolves and Men takes the reader into the world of the Canis lupus and its relationship to humankind through the ages. Lopez draws on science, history, mythology, and his own field research to present a compelling portrait of wolves both real and imagined, dispelling our fear of them while celebrating their place in our history, legends, and hearts. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barry Lopez including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
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Of Wolves and Men

Author: Barry Lopez

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743249362

Category: Nature

Page: 323

View: 5867

A National Book Award finalist, originally published twenty-five years ago, examines the relationship between wolves and humans throughout history, drawing on a range of historical, mythological, and literary sources to discuss what wolves represent to people and present a case for their protection.
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Wolves and Men in America

Author: Jon T. Coleman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300133370

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 8819

Over a continent and three centuries, American livestock owners destroyed wolves to protect the beasts that supplied them with food, clothing, mobility, and wealth. The brutality of the campaign soon exceeded wolves’ misdeeds. Wolves menaced property, not people, but storytellers often depicted the animals as ravenous threats to human safety. Subjects of nightmares and legends, wolves fell prey not only to Americans’ thirst for land and resources but also to their deeper anxieties about the untamed frontier. Now Americans study and protect wolves and jail hunters who shoot them without authorization. Wolves have become the poster beasts of the great American wilderness, and the federal government has paid millions of dollars to reintroduce them to scenic habitats like Yellowstone National Park. Why did Americans hate wolves for centuries? And, given the ferocity of this loathing, why are Americans now so protective of the animals? In this ambitious history of wolves in America—and of the humans who have hated and then loved them—Jon Coleman investigates a fraught relationship between two species and uncovers striking similarities, deadly differences, and, all too frequently, tragic misunderstanding.
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Eine Geschichte der Wölfe


Author: Emily Fridlund

Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827079705

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7337

In den dunklen Wäldern von Minnesota wächst Linda in den kläglichen Überresten einer Kommune auf. Ihre Eltern sind über das Scheitern ihrer Hippie-Ideale zu Eigenbrötlern geworden, in der High-School kommt sie sich vor wie eine Außerirdische. In ihrer Isolation fühlt sich Linda wie magisch hingezogen zu ihrer Klassenkameradin Lily und zu ihrem Geschichtslehrer, Mr. Grierson. Es ist ein Schock, als der wegen des Besitzes von Kinderpornographie verhaftet wird und dann auch noch Lily von der Schule verschwindet. Linda hat niemand, mit dem sie über all das reden könnte. Da zieht eine Familie neu an den See. Alles bei ihnen scheint Linda gut und schön. Sie wird die Babysitterin des kleinen Paul und sehnt sich danach zu dieser heilen Familie zu gehören. Doch als Paul schwer krank wird, bleiben seine Eltern seltsam inaktiv. Soll Linda trotzdem einen Arzt rufen und damit das gute Verhältnis zu ihren "neuen Freunden" riskieren? Eine vielleicht unmögliche Entscheidung für eine Vierzehnjährige, die ihr ganzes weiteres Leben beeinflussen wird....
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Of Bears, Wolves and Men: in Homage to the Wild

The North Fork of the Flathead, Montana

Author: Joan Lang

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469794489

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 3194

Nature has the upper hand in this compelling story of the North Fork of the Flathead, Montana, adjacent to Glacier National Park. Participate in the family adventures and remarkable events that were a daily occurrence in one of the few remaining wild areas in the lower 48. True tales from the past and present interweave in a parade of unique human characters, as does action at the loneliest border crossing in America. Learn of the interaction between predators and their plight as they attempt to survive in this remnant of habitat. Follow the wildlife researchers as they trap, collar, then monitor grizzlies, cougars, wolves and coyotes. Details of wildlife research in the field can be extraordinary. This tells it like it is. Pity poor Luke, a male grizzly crippled by a gunshot. Admire Thunder, old for a coyote, in spite of wolves and humans. Stay away from the Dollman, living deep within Canadian forests. Beware of the tire-slasher as he travels the lonely road. What really did happen at the cabin of the infamous Madam Queen, who instigated murder? Hardship, fires, floodall are part of the North Fork history.
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A Plague of Wolves and Women

Author: Riley Michael Parker

Publisher: Eraserhead Press

ISBN: 9781936383948

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7871

Our fathers built a life of sin, a town of sin, a currency of sin. And thus, we were cursed. Six generations of sin culminates in the destruction of a small, secluded village, an ancient curse ravaging the townsfolk, turning the women into bald, toothless, perpetually pregnant hags, the men into beautiful but wicked animals of violence, and the children into their hapless prey. But there is hope, as nine children have been chosen from the rest to receive visions of ancient truths, and perhaps, to lead the holy few away from the ruined township.
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On Sacred Ground

The Spirit of Place in Pacific Northwest Literature

Author: Nicholas O'Connell

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295983462

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 204

View: 4037

From Native American myths and the accounts of explorers and settlers to the contemporary explosion of poetry and prose, O'Connell finds a sense of the Northwest as a spiritual homeland to be a common thread.
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Der mit den Wölfen lebt

Author: Shaun Ellis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442219971


Page: 384

View: 2913

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Predatory bureaucracy

the extermination of wolves and the transformation of the West

Author: Michael J. Robinson

Publisher: Univ Pr of Colorado


Category: History

Page: 473

View: 2808

Robinson tracks America's wolves and attitudes toward predators through US history, detailing the evolution of federal wildlife-extermination programs. For readers interested in wildlife, nature, agriculture, and environmental politics.
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The Saint of Wolves and Butchers

Author: Alex Grecian

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069840727X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1353

From the bestselling author of The Yard comes a chilling contemporary thriller about an enigmatic hunter on the trail of a Nazi who has secretly continued his devilish work here in America. Travis Roan and his dog, Bear, are hunters: They travel the world pursuing evildoers in order to bring them to justice. They have now come to Kansas on the trail of Rudolph Bormann, a Nazi doctor and concentration camp administrator who snuck into the U.S. under the name Rudy Goodman in the 1950s and has at last been identified. Travis quickly learns that Goodman has powerful friends who will go to any length to protect the Nazi; what he doesn't know is that Goodman has furtively continued his diabolical work, amassing a congregation of followers who believe he possesses Godlike powers. Caught between these men is Kansas State Trooper Skottie Foster, an African American woman and a good cop who must find a way to keep peace in her district--until she realizes the struggle between Roan and Bormann will put her and her family in grave peril.
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Wolves and the Wolf Myth in American Literature

Author: S. K. Robisch

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874177732

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 494

View: 5580

"Wolves and the Wolf Myth in American Literature examines the wolf's importance as a figure in literature from the perspectives of both the animal's physical reality and the ways writers imagine and portray it."--Inside jacket.
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On Wolves and Sheep

Exploring the Expression of Political Thought in Golden Age Spain

Author: Aaron M. Kahn

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443834173

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

View: 5745

With the rise of nationalism, and with it the nation-state in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, so arose new polemical issues. As the Spanish Empire expanded in the sixteenth century, theologians, jurists, artists and politicians commented on the morality and legitimacy of the imperial enterprise. With the increase in power of successive Spanish sovereigns from the Catholic Monarchs to Philip II (1556–98), followed by the decadence of the state through the reign of Charles II (1665–1700), political participants and observers alike put their thoughts on paper for mass dissemination. The study of epic poetry, poetry, drama, novels, rhetoric, imperial administrative documents and religion, reveals a plethora of means by which these people conveyed thoughts and opinions, often negatively critical, concerning Spain’s monarchs, their imperial policies, the Catholic Church, the role of the nobility in government, and societal limitations. Providing innovative literary interpretations and revealing newly-discovered archival material, experts from US and UK universities have contributed original scholarly studies to this volume which delve deeper than academia has thus far into the operations of imperial Spain and the reactions of the people of the time. Studying works by the likes of Alonso de Ercilla, Juan de la Cueva, Miguel de Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Francisco de Quevedo, and Calderón de la Barca, among others, On Wolves and Sheep explores the various methods used in the Spanish Golden Age to voice political opinions and ideas.
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Mein Leben als Schäfer

Author: James Rebanks

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641183235

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9329

Das Leben auf dem Land – packend und authentisch erzählt James Rebanks’ Familie lebt seit Generationen im englischen Hochland, dem Lake District. Die Lebensweise ist seit Jahrhunderten von den Jahreszeiten und Arbeitsabläufen bestimmt. Im Sommer werden die Schafe auf die kahlen Berge getrieben und das Heu geerntet; im Herbst folgen die Handelsmessen, wo die Herden aufgestockt werden, im Winter der Kampf, dass die Schafe am Leben bleiben, und im Frühjahr schließlich die Erleichterung, wenn die Lämmer geboren und die Tiere wieder in die Berge getrieben werden können. James Rebanks erzählt von einer archaischen Landschaft, von der tiefen Verwurzelung an einen Ort. In eindrucksvoll klarer Prosa schildert er den Jahresablauf in der Arbeit eines Hirten, bietet uns einen einzigartigen Einblick in das ländliche Leben. Er schreibt auch von den Menschen, die ihm nahe stehen, Menschen mit großer Beharrlichkeit, obwohl sich die Welt um sie herum vollständig verändert hat.
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The Wonder of Wolves

A Story & Activites

Author: Sandra Chrisholm Robinson

Publisher: Roberts Rinehart

ISBN: 1461733448

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

View: 347

From the story The Mask of the Wolf to a collection of engaging activities, this informative book ecites children adn adults about wolves. Carefully researched adn fully illustrated, The Wonder of Wolves is an invaluable resource about one of nature's most mallgned and misunderstood animals-the wolf. Ages 8-12
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Environment and Society

A Critical Introduction

Author: Paul Robbins,John Hintz,Sarah A. Moore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118451554

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 9191

Substantially updated for the second edition, this engaging and innovative introduction to the environment and society uses key theoretical approaches to explore familiar objects. Features substantial revisions and updates for the second edition, including new chapters on E waste, mosquitoes and uranium, improved maps and graphics, new exercises, shorter theory chapters, and refocused sections on environmental solutions Discusses topics such as population and scarcity, commodities, environmental ethics, risks and hazards, and political economy and applies them to objects like bottled water, tuna, and trees Accessible for students, and accompanied by in-book and online resources including exercises and boxed discussions, an online test bank, notes, suggested reading, and website links for enhanced understanding Offers additional online support for instructors, including suggested teaching models, PowerPoint slides for each chapter with full-color graphics, and supplementary images and teaching material
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Literature of Travel and Exploration

An Encyclopedia

Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135456623

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2100

View: 7697

Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.
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Ein Sommer mit Wölfen

Author: Farley Mowat

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644502919

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6696

Eines der amüsantesten Naturbücher, die jemals geschrieben wurden Im arktischen Kanada war man sich sicher, den Schuldigen gefunden zu haben: Nur die Wölfe konnten für das Abnehmen der Rentierherden in der Tundra verantwortlich sein. Der Biologe Farley Mowat wird in die Weiten des kanadischen Nordens geschickt, um Beweise für das verheerende Treiben des «gefährlichsten Feinds des Menschen» zu sammeln. Dort angekommen stellt er fest, dass sein Forschungsobjekt weit davon entfernt ist, ein Mörder zu sein. Ganz im Gegenteil: Die Wölfe werden seine besten Freunde.
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