The Yellowstone Wolf: A Guide and Sourcebook

The Yellowstone Wolf: A Guide and Sourcebook

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Author/Contributor(s): Schullery, Paul ; Babbitt, Bruce
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Date: 11/03/2003
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW

All royalties from sales of this book go to Yellowstone's wolf recovery project

Few animals inspire such a mixture of fear, curiosity, and wonder as the wolf. Highly regarded but often misunderstood, the wolf has as many friends as enemies, and its reintroduction into Yellowstone National Park has sparked both fascination and controversy.

Early in Yellowstone's history, wolves were thought supernaturally evil, and scores were destroyed. Northern Rocky Mountain wolves were native to Yellowstone when the park was established in 1872, but "predator control" led to determined eradication, and by the 1940s they were gone. Amid much fanfare, however, wolves were reintroduced to one of the nation's oldest national parks in the 1990s.

This comprehensive reference documents the prehistory, management, and nature of the Yellowstone wolf. Historian-naturalist Paul Schullery has assembled the voices of explorers, naturalists, park officials, tourists, lawmakers, and modern researchers to tell the story of what may be the most famous wolf population in the world. This unique book includes numerous scientific studies of interest to wolf enthusiasts and scholars of western wildlife issues, conservation, and national parks. In a new afterword, Schullery discusses recent developments in the recovery project.