A Wolf Called Romeo


Author: Nick Jans
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547858191
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 267
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An award-winning writer and photographer tells the extraordinary story of a lone black wolf who, showing up on his doorstep, returned again and again to interact with the people and dogs of Juneau, giving humans a rare chance to understand it a little more. 40,000 first printing.

A Wolf Called Romeo


Author: Nick Jans
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448132037
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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A Wolf Called Romeo is the remarkable story of a wolf who returned again and again to interact with the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska, living on the edges of their community, engaging in an improbable, awe-inspiring inter-species dance and bringing the wild into sharp focus. At first the people of Juneau were guarded, torn between caution and curiosity. But as Romeo began to tag along with cross-country skiers on their daily jaunts, play fetch with local dogs, or simply lie near author Nick Jans and nap under the sun, they came to accept Romeo, and he them. For Nick it was about trying to understand Romeo, then it was about winning his trust, and ultimately it was about watching over him, for as long as he or anyone could. Written with a deft hand and a searching heart, A Wolf Called Romeo is an unforgettable tale of a creature who defied nature and thus gave humans a chance to understand it a little more.

A Wolf Called Romeo


Author: Nick Jans
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547858213
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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“Jans is an exceptional storyteller—no nature writer can top him in terms of sheer emotional force.” —New York Times A Wolf Called Romeo is the true story of the exceptional black wolf who spent seven years interacting with the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska, living on the edges of their community, engaging in an improbable, awe-inspiring interspecies dance, and bringing the wild into sharp focus. When Romeo first appeared, author Nick Jans and the other citizens of Juneau were wary, but as Romeo began to tag along with cross-country skiers on their daily jaunts, play fetch alongside local dogs, or simply lie near Nick and nap under the sun on a quiet afternoon, Nick and the rest of Juneau came to accept Romeo, and he them. Part memoir, part moving animal narrative, part foray into the mystique, lore, science, and history of the wolf, A Wolf Called Romeo is a book no animal lover should miss. “Beautifully written, A Wolf Called Romeo is a thoughtful and moving story about one of nature’s most evocative animals.” —Patricia McConnell, author of The Other End of the Leash “Jans is a perfect narrator for this story. He’s deeply knowledgeable about the Alaskan wilderness and he evokes its harsh beauties in powerful and poetic prose . . . A tingling reminder of the basic bond that occasionally spans the space between two species.” —Christian Science Monitor NICK JANS is an award-winning writer, photographer, and author of numerous books, including The Grizzly Maze. He is a contributing editor to Alaska magazine and has written for a variety of publications, including Rolling Stone and the Christian Science Monitor.

Romeo

The Story of an Alaskan Wolf
Author: John Hyde
Publisher: Bunker Hill Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781593731069
Category: Nature
Page: 131
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An illustrated true account of an urban legend: Orphaned and alone Romeo has made the Mendenhal Glacier outside Juneau his territory for the past decade subsisting on a diet of small mammals and fish. Unafraid of tourists and locals and eager to play with their dogs, he has taught thousands of people that wolves are playful and not vicious killers. This is John Hyde's up close and personal photographic record of a singular wolf.

Among Wolves

Gordon Haber's Insights into Alaska's Most Misunderstood Animal
Author: Gordon Haber,Marybeth Holleman
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
ISBN: 1602232199
Category: Nature
Page: 300
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Alaska’s wolves lost their fiercest advocate, Gordon Haber, when his research plane crashed in Denali National Park in 2009. Passionate, tenacious, and occasionally brash, Haber, a former hockey player and park ranger, devoted his life to Denali’s wolves. He weathered brutal temperatures in the wild to document the wolves and provided exceptional insights into wolf behavior. Haber’s writings and photographs reveal an astonishing degree of cooperation between wolf family members as they hunt, raise pups, and play, social behaviors and traditions previously unknown. With the wolves at risk of being destroyed by hunting and trapping, his studies advocated for a balanced approach to wolf management. His fieldwork registered as one of the longest studies in wildlife science and had a lasting impact on wolf policies. Haber’s field notes, his extensive journals, and stories from friends all come together in Among Wolves to reveal much about both the wolves he studied and the researcher himself. Wolves continue to fascinate and polarize people, and Haber’s work continues to resonate.

The Glacier Wolf

True Stories of Life in Southeast Alaska
Author: Nick Jans
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615726854
Category:
Page: N.A
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A Place Beyond

Finding Home in Arctic Alaska
Author: Nick Jans
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN: 0882408992
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 192
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In A Place Beyond, Nick Jans leads us into his “found” home—the Eskimo village of Ambler, Alaska, and the vast wilderness around it. In his powerful essays, the rhythms of daily arctic life blend with high adventure—camping among wolves, traveling with Iñupiat hunters, witnessing the Kobuk River at breakup. The poignancy of a village funeral comes to life, hordes of mosquitoes whine against a tent, a grizzly stands etched against the snow—just a sampling of the images and events rendered in Jan’s transparent, visual prose. Moments of humor are offset by haunting insights, and by thoughtful reflections on contemporary Iñupiat culture, making A Place Beyond a book to savor.

The Grizzly Maze

Timothy Treadwell's Fatal Obsession With Alaskan Bears
Author: Nick Jans
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781435294400
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 274
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Traces the efforts of a passionate conservationist to protect the grizzly bear, recounting how his efforts to overturn perceptions about bear aggressiveness resulted in his death in October 2003, in an account in which the author traces Treadwell's career and the causes of the fatal bear attack. Reprint. 65,000 first printing.

The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death, and Happiness


Author: Mark Rowlands
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 160598759X
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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The charming and poignant story of the relationship between a philosophy professor and his pet wolf. Mark Rowlands was a young philosophy professor, rootless and searching for life’s greater meaning. Shortly after arriving at the University of Alabama, he noticed a classified ad in the local paper advertising wolf cubs for sale, and decided he had to investigate, if only out of curiosity. It was love at first sight, and the bond that grew between philosopher and wolf reaffirms for us the incredible relationships that exist between man and animal. When Mark welcomed his new companion, Brenin, into his home, but more than just an exotic pet, Brenin exerted an immense influence on Rowlands both as a person, and, strangely enough, as a philosopher, leading him to reevaluate his attitude toward love, happiness, nature, death, and the true meaning of companionship.

Once Upon Alaska

A Kid's Photo Book
Author: Nick Jans
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781880865200
Category: Alaska
Page: 56
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Celebrate Alaska, A land so grand and wide and far...Mark Kelley and Nick Jans are at it again, and this time for the kid in all of us! With beautiful photography and rhyming verse that makes you smile, Mark and Nick express their deep passion for Alaska in a kid book that deserves a place on your coffee table.

Part Wild

Caught Between the Worlds of Wolves and Dogs
Author: Ceiridwen Terrill
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145163482X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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Traces the author's four-year relationship with a wolf-dog hybrid named Inyo, recounting their shared journeys in the snow, her battles with fearful neighbors, and the wolfdog's ultimate inability to be domesticated.

The Return of the Wolf

Reflections on the Future of Wolves in the Northeast
Author: Bill McKibben
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9780874519679
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 175
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Leading naturalists and writers respond to the possible return of the wolf to the Northeast.

How Dogs Love Us

A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain
Author: Gregory Berns
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544114515
Category: Pets
Page: 248
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A neuroscientist recounts his efforts to overcome administrative and behavioral hurdles to train his dogs to sit still during an MRI scan, an effort that produced evidence about canine empathy and the human-dog bond.

Scent of the Missing

Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog
Author: Susannah Charleson
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547488505
Category: Pets
Page: 304
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A “haunting meditation on trust, hope and love” by a woman who adopts and trains a Golden Retriever puppy to become a search-and-rescue dog (People). In the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing, Susannah Charleson’s attention was caught by a newspaper photograph of a canine handler, his exhausted face buried in the fur of his search-and-rescue dog. Susannah, a dog lover and pilot with search experience herself, was so moved by the image that she decided to volunteer with a local canine team, plunging herself into an astonishing new world. While the team worked long hours for nonexistent pay and often heart-wrenching results, Charleson discovered the joy of working in partnership with a canine friend and the satisfaction of using their combined skills to help her fellow human beings. Once she qualified to train a dog of her own, Charleson adopted Puzzle—a smart, spirited Golden Retriever puppy who exhibited unique aptitudes as a working dog, but was a bit less interested in the role of compliant house pet. Scent of the Missing is the story of Charleson’s adventures with Puzzle as they search for a lost teen; an Alzheimer’s patient wandering in the cold; and signs of the crew amid the debris of the space shuttle Columbia disaster—all while unraveling the mystery of the bond between humans and dogs. “A riveting view of both the human animal bond and the training of search and rescue dogs. All dog lovers and people interested in training service dogs should read this book.” —Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human

A Parade of Elephants


Author: Kevin Henkes
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
ISBN: 9780062668288
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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New York Times–bestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes follows five joyful elephants as they march from dawn to dusk. Where are they going? Read and find out! This engaging picture book is just right for the youngest reader and is a perfect choice for story time and bedtime sharing. Up and down, over and under, through and around . . . five big and brightly colored elephants are on a mission in this picture book for young children by Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes. Where are they going? What will they do when they get there? It’s a surprise! With a text shimmering with repetition and rhythm, bright pastel illustrations, large and readable type, and an adorable parade of elephants, Kevin Henkes introduces basic concepts such as numbers, shapes, adjectives, adverbs, and daytime and nighttime. A Parade of Elephants is an excellent choice for story time as well as bedtime sharing.

The Giant's Hand

A Life in Arctic Alaska
Author: Nick Jans
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692647585
Category:
Page: N.A
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A memoir, in personal essay form, of the author's nearly four decades living in remote Inupiaq Eskimo villages and traveling the wilderness of northwest arctic Alaska.In thoughtful, lyrical prose that often verges on poetry, Jans explores subjects including climate change, cultural upheaval, life and death experiences, and mortality.

The Wisdom of Wolves

Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack
Author: Jim Dutcher,Jamie Dutcher
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426218869
Category: NATURE
Page: 224
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"Lessons Jim and Jamie Dutcher learned from six years of living in the Idaho wilderness with gray wolves"--

The Killing of Wolf Number Ten

The True Story
Author: Thomas McNamee
Publisher: Easton Studio Press, LLC
ISBN: 163226000X
Category: Nature
Page: 144
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A killer. A manhunt. The triumph of justice and of the wolf. The greatest event in Yellowstone history. Greater Yellowstone was the last great truly intact ecosystem in the temperate zones of the earth—until, in the 1920s, U.S. government agents exterminated its top predator, the gray wolf. With traps and rifles, even torching pups in their dens, the killing campaign was entirely successful. The howl of the “evil” wolf was heard no more. The “good” animals—elk, deer, bison—proliferated, until they too had to be “managed.” Two decades later, recognizing that ecosystems lacking their keystone predators tend to unravel, the visionary naturalist Aldo Leopold called for the return of the wolf to Yellowstone. It would take another fifty years for his vision to come true. In the early 1990s, as the movement for Yellowstone wolf restoration gained momentum, rage against it grew apace. When at last, in February 1995, fifteen wolves were trapped in Alberta and brought to acclimation pens in Yellowstone, even then legal and political challenges continued. There was also a lot of talk in the bars about “shoot, shovel, and shut up.” While the wolves’ enemies worked to return them to Canada, the biologists in charge of the project feared that the wolves might well return on their own. Once they were released, two packs remained in the national park, but one bore only one pup and the other none. The other, comprising Wolves Nine and Ten and Nine’s yearling daughter, disappeared. They were in fact heading home. As they emerged from protected federal land, an unemployed ne’er-do-well from Red Lodge, Montana, trained a high-powered rifle on Wolf Number Ten and shot him through the chest. Number Nine dug a den next to the body of her mate, and gave birth to eight pups. The story of their rescue and the manhunt for the killer is the heart of The Killing of Wolf Number Ten. + Read this book, and if you are ever fortunate enough to hear the howling of Yellowstone wolves, you will always think of Wolves Nine and Ten. If you ever see a Yellowstone wolf, chance are it will be carrying their DNA. The restoration of the wolf to Yellowstone is now recognized as one of conservation’s greatest achievements, and Wolves Nine and Ten will always be known as its emblematic heroes.

WHITE FANG

EASYREAD SUPER LARGE
Author: JACK LONDON
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1427074119
Category:
Page: 320
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Never Cry Wolf


Author: Farley Mowat
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 1551991918
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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EYE TO EYE WITH DEATH: THE WOLF PROJECT Hordes of bloodthirsty wolves are slaughtering the arctic caribou, and the government's Wildlife Service assigns naturalist Farley Mowat to investigate. Mowat is dropped alone onto the frozen tundra, where he begins his mission to live among the howling wolf packs and study their ways. Contact with his quarry comes quickly, and Mowat discovers not a den of marauding killers but a courageous family of skillful providers and devoted protectors of their young. As Mowat comes closer to the wolf world, he comes to fear with them the onslaught of bounty hunters and government exterminators out to erase the noble wolf community from the Arctic. Never Cry Wolf is one of the brilliant narratives on the myth and magic of wild wolves and man's true place among the creatures of nature. "We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be — the mythologized epitome of a savage, ruthless killer — which is, in reality, no more than the reflected image of ourself." — From the new Preface From the Trade Paperback edition.