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American Wolf Free download Û 102 ↠ [Epub] ❤ American Wolf By Nate Blakeslee – ASIN moved from this editionThe enthralling story of the rise and reign of O Six the celebrated Yellowstone wolf and the people who loved or feared her Before humans ruled the earth there were wolves ASIN moved from this editionThe eASIN moved from this editionThe enthralling story of the rise and reign of O Six the celebrated Yellowstone wolf and the people who loved or feared her Before humans ruled the earth there were wolves Once abundant in North America these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower states by the s But in recent decades conservationists have brought wolves back to the Rockies igniting a battle over the very soul of the WestWith novelistic detail Nate Blakeslee tells the gripping story of on. this is my nonfiction book for the month chosen because i like wolves but sean of the house LOVES wolves and i was going to give this to him when i finished but i'm afraid it would break his sensitive irish heartaccording to this book wolves have a life expectancy of about five years in the wild and this book chronicles several generations of wolves living in yellowstone so you do the math there this book was pulled together from the well detailed accounts of the wolf watchers in yellowstone; individuals who devoted their lives to observing these magnificent beasts every day coming to know their behaviors and ‘personalities’ monitoring their struggles for dominance within their packs their clashes with other packs and witnessing births and deaths in an ever changing pack dynamicas i said i like wolves but in a casual “oh how lovely they are” way without being any kind of wolf scholar or anything so i learned a lot from this book i didn’t know that wolves had been eliminated from yellowstone and most of the US in the ’20’s in order to protect the park’s delicious elk deer moose etc and were only reintroduced in 1995 when wolves imported from canada were allowed to return to an ecosystem that had actually been negatively impacted by their removal in the first place what followed was a wolf explosion that did indeed restore the natural balance but also caused outrage in the local humans as idaho montana and wyoming are full of hunters and ranchers long accustomed to viewing wolves as a threat to their livelihood so not only is the book full of the stories of the wolves under the park’s protection but also about the inevitable wolf diaspora as packs ranged outside of safety and caused no end of consternation and legislature about what should be done to protect the elk and cattle that humans were planning on killing it’s Planet Earth meets Law Order and both situations are fascinating in their own way on the wolf side the star of the book is the alpha female O Six named for the year of her birth who made herself a favorite of yellowstone’s many wolf watching groupies by demonstrating phenomenal abilities in hunting prowess strategic evasion admirable leadership ualities and fecundity if you google “O Six and yellowstone” you get the cliffs notes version of what happened to her but you’d miss out on all the stories told in this book about her and her pack and her rivals this is a nature book so there’s no shoddy anthropomorphization but it’s hard not to fall in love a little bit internet assures me the following are all photos of her and can be found herea superstar of a wolfthe legal track is absolutely bizarre; convoluted and counterintuitive it involves the authorization of wolf hunting in the three states surrounding yellowstone idaho montana and wyoming and it turns into a mishmash of state and federal legislature sneaky riders smooshed into unrelated bills science vs politics rulings overturned wolves placed on and off the endangered species list with shifting boundaries and flinging money at the problem in such contradictory ways one federal agency was reintroducing predators on public land a second was leasing adjacent land to ranchers and a third was dispatching trappers or men in helicopters to kill those same predators when they inevitably crossed paths with livestock america is crazytown it kind of hurts my heart a little to think of someone hunting a wolf since there’s no “feeding my family” exemption and it’s purely for sport or the protection of livestock which i do understand but cattle are big and dumb and delicious and it’s not just wolves who get that there are also bears and coyotes and probably some other beasts determined enough to attack a little one but i will say that of all the wolves who died in this book at least the ones shot by hunters died instantly as opposed to the many who died of injuries sustained in territory disputes with other packs or starved to deathactually scratch that there was one wolf who was illegally shot by a hunter and wandered off to die slowly and his story was the one that hit my heart the worst because he was a collared wolf so his location was known to the biologists working on the wolf restoration project but because “they weren’t zookeepers after all” and didn’t intervene in the fates of the wolves he slowly starved to death over the course of eleven days again this is a decision i understand with my brain but it does nothing to soothe my heart it’s like that scene in that BBC Africa documentary series where the baby elephant gets turned around in the sand storm and wanders in the opposite direction from the rest of the herd and dies and sir david attenborough just kinda shrugs and says “nature amiright” instead of swooping in to rotate the calf or at the very least not airing that footage because jeezbut i know i know when it comes to reading aboutwatching animals in the wild it would be irresponsible to go into it thinking it’s going to be a disney paradise where animals help each other out and share the territory and no one ever eats anyone or wanders out into the storm bawling piteously nature gets hungry and nature doesn’t sharesure sometimes someone forwards you some heartwarming story about a bear that adopts an orphaned raccoon and everyone goes “aawwwwww” but generally speaking in an environment with limited resources benevolence to those outside of a very short range of community or family is a liability an animal cannot afford wolves are pack animals so loyalties extend somewhat outside of the pure family but even within a pack members submit to their alphas in freuent demonstrative ways and wolves are also highly territorial so when packs cross paths carnage ensues so there are some parts of this book i know will ruin sean of the houses’s day but he’s a particularly soft touch when it comes to animals and if i could get him over that i’m sure he would find this as fascinating and illuminating as i did and be grateful that there are wolves in our country even if they don’t get to live as long as we’d like them to this is one of my few gripes because they aren't pets the wolves aren't given memorable people names but referred to by collar numbers 754 820 859 or if uncollared distinguishing markings or traits middle gray shy male i am bad at math so i got mixed up sometimes that is what my heart heard him say anywayfull review still in the works but definitely one for 'to read' lists of those who can handle the end results of animals doing what animals do and hunters doing what hunters docome to my blog

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E of these wolves O Six a charismatic alpha female named for the year of her birth Uncommonly powerful with gray fur and faint black ovals around each eye O Six is a kind and merciful leader a fiercely intelligent fighter and a doting mother She is beloved by wolf watchers particularly renowned naturalist Rick McIntyre and becomes something of a social media star with followers around the worldBut as she raises her pups and protects her pack O Six is challenged on all fronts by hunters who compete with wol. I was pleasantly surprised by this book It's an incredibly well told story about a pack of wolves particularly focused on the alpha female in Yellowstone National Park But it's also so much than that It's about people who are passionate about something about fighting for what you love about educating others and how all three of these things combine to really make a difference in the world And even if that difference seems small it can have a great impact on a person's life I love that about this story on top of just being thoroughly entertained by the story of the wolves and learning about them I'd highly recommend this if you're looking for a microhistory that will probably be unlike anything you've ever read before

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American WolfVes for the elk they both prize by cattle ranchers who are losing livestock and have the ear of politicians and by other Yellowstone wolves who are vying for control of the park’s stunningly beautiful Lamar ValleyThese forces collide in American Wolf a riveting multi generational saga of hardship and triumph that tells a larger story about the ongoing cultural clash in the West between those fighting for a vanishing way of life and those committed to restoring one of the country’s most iconic landscape. I have an undying love for Yellowstone National Park I visited it 36 years ago 1984 My memories of what I saw and experienced are still fresh Saw so many animal and ecological sights No wolves though Wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone in 1995; this gave biologists a uniue opportunity to study what happens when a top predator returns to an ecosystem They were brought in to manage the rising elk population which had been overgrazing much of the parkThis book studies the wolf and how it interacts with its environment and other wolves It also chronicles the fight to keep wolves safe from human predatorsI was surprised to find out that there are wolf watchers at Yellowstone and the watchers give the wolves names The watchers also impart human characteristics to the wolves I especially enjoyed following the story of O Six born in 2006 a hunter a mother an outstanding alpha femaleI love non fiction written like a novel and this book is an excellent example5 stars