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Of Wolves And Men

Of Wolves And Men - 78 edition

ISBN13: 978-0684163222

Cover of Of Wolves And Men 78 (ISBN 978-0684163222)
ISBN13: 978-0684163222
ISBN10: 0684163225
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 78
Publisher: Charles Scribner's & Sons
Published: 1978
International: No

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Of Wolves And Men - 78 edition

ISBN13: 978-0684163222

Barry Lopez

ISBN13: 978-0684163222
ISBN10: 0684163225
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 78
Publisher: Charles Scribner's & Sons

Published: 1978
International: No
Summary

Originally Published in 1978, this special twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of the National Book Award finalist includes an entirely new afterword in which the author considers the current state of knowledge about wolves and recent efforts to rein-troduce wolves to their former habitats in American wilderness areas. Humankind's relationship with the wolf is based on a spectrum of responses running from fear to admiration and affection. Lopez's classic, careful study won praise from a wide range of reviewers and went on to improve the way books about wild animals are written. Of Wolves and Men reveals the uneasy interaction between wolves and civilization over the centuries, and the wolf's prominence in our thoughts about wild creatures. Drawing on an astonishing array of literature, history, science, and mythology as well as considerable personal experience with captive and free-ranging wolves, Lopez argues for the necessity of the wolf's preservation and envelops the reader in its sensory world, creating a compelling picture of the wolf both as real animal and as imagined by man. A scientist might perceive the wolf as defined by research data, while an Eskimo hunter sees a family provider much like himself. For many Native Americans the wolf is also a spiritual symbol, a respected animal that can make both the individual and the community stronger. With irresistible charm and elegance, Of Wolves and Men celebrates scientific fieldwork, dispels folklore that has enabled the Western mind to demonize wolves, explains myths, and honors indigenous traditions, allowing us to further understand how this incredible animal has come to live so strongly in the human heart. Book jacket.

Author Bio

Barry Lopez's books has traveled extensively in remote regions of the world, and his work has been widely translated and anthologized. He is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim, Lannan, and National Science foundations; the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the John Burroughs and John Hay medals; and other honors. He lives in rural western Oregon

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTIONI:CANIS LUPUSLINNAEUS
1. Origin and Description
2. Social Structure and Communication
3. Hunting and Territory

II: AND A CLOUD PASSES OVERHEAD
4.Amagukand Sacred Meat
5. A Wolf in the Heart
6. Wolf Warriors

III: THE BEAST OF WASTE AND DESOLATION
7. The Clamor of Justification
8. Wolfing for Sport
9. An American Pogrom

IV: AND A WOLF SHALL DEVOUR THE SUN
10. Out of a Medieval Mind
11. The Reach of Science
12. Searching for the Beast
13. Images from a Childhood
14. A Howling at Twilight

EPILOGUE: On the Raising of Wolves and a New Ethology
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
ILLUSTRATION CREDITS

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