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: 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.

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.

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.

The Grizzly Maze

Timothy Treadwell's Fatal Obsession with Alaskan Bears
Author: Nick Jans
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780452287358
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.

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 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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Three Among the Wolves

A Couple and their Dog Live a Year with Wolves in the Wild
Author: Helen Thayer
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1570618089
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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Helen and Bill Thayer, accompanied by their part-wolf, mostly Husky dog, Charlie, set out to live among wild wolf packs — first in the Canadian Yukon and then in the Arctic. When they set up camp within 100 feet of a wolf den, they were greeted with apprehension. But they establish trust over time because the wolves accept Charlie as the alpha male of the newly arrived "pack." Readers travel with the Thayers as they learn about wolf family structure, view the intricacies of the hunt, the wolves’ finely honed survival skills, and playfulness.

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.

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage


Author: Ann Patchett
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408842408
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is an irresistible blend of literature and memoir revealing the big experiences and little moments that shaped Ann Patchett as a daughter, wife, friend and writer. Here, Ann Patchett shares entertaining and moving stories about her tumultuous childhood, her painful early divorce, the excitement of selling her first book, driving a Winnebago from Montana to Yellowstone Park, her joyous discovery of opera, scaling a six-foot wall in order to join the Los Angeles Police Department, the gradual loss of her beloved grandmother, starting her own bookshop in Nashville, her love for her very special dog and, of course, her eventual happy marriage. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is a memoir both wide ranging and deeply personal, overflowing with close observation and emotional wisdom, told with wit, honesty and irresistible warmth.

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.

Pukka's Promise

The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs
Author: Ted Kerasote
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547727496
Category: Pets
Page: 448
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This guide by the author of Merle’s Door is “beneficial for anyone who wants to ensure that their dogs will be healthy and well” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). From the bestselling author who offers “the most utterly compelling translation of dog to human I have ever seen” (Jeffrey Masson), this is a joyful chronicle of a dog and a groundbreaking answer to the question: How can we give our dogs the happiest, healthiest lives? When Ted Kerasote was ready for a new dog after losing his beloved Merle—who died too soon, as all our dogs do—he knew he wanted to give his puppy Pukka the longest life possible. But how to do that? So much has changed in the way we feed, vaccinate, train, and live with our dogs from even a decade ago. In an adventure that echoes The Omnivore’s Dilemma with a canine spin, Kerasote tackles these subjects, questioning our conventional wisdom and emerging with vital new information that will surprise even the most knowledgeable dog lovers. Can a purebred be as healthy as a mixed breed? How many vaccines are too many? Should we rethink spaying and neutering? Is raw food really healthier than kibble, and should your dog be chewing more bones? Traveling the world and interviewing breeders, veterinarians, and leaders of the animal-welfare movement, Kerasote pulls together the latest research to help us rethink the everyday choices we make for our companions. And as he did in Merle’s Door, Kerasote interweaves fascinating science with the charming stories of raising Pukka among his dog friends in their small Wyoming village. Funny, revelatory, and full of the delights of falling in love with a dog, Pukka’s Promise will help redefine the potential of our animal partners.

Never Cry Wolf


Author: Farley Mowat
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504014138
Category: Nature
Page: 170
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This international bestseller that changed the way we look at wolves “opens new horizons in understanding animal nature and intelligence” (Newsday). In 1948, Farley Mowat landed in the far north of Manitoba, Canada, a young biologist sent to investigate the region’s dwindling population of caribou. Many people thought that the caribous’ conspicuous decline had been caused by the tundra’s most notorious predator: the wolf. Alone among the howling canine packs, Mowat expected to find the bloodthirsty beasts of popular conception. Instead, over the course of a summer spent observing the powerful animals, Mowat discovered an animal species with a remarkable capacity for loyalty, virtue, and playfulness. Praised for its humor and engrossing narrative, Never Cry Wolf describes a group of wolves whose interactions and behaviors seem strikingly similar to our own. Mowat humanizes these animals that have long been demonized, turning the widespread narrative of the “savage wolf” on its head and inspiring many governments to enact protective legislation for the North’s most mysterious creature.

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 Last Light Breaking

Living Among Alaska's Inupiat Eskimos
Author: Nick Jans
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN: 0882408658
Category: History
Page: 224
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From his home in remote Eskimo Village, Nick Jans leads us into a vast, magical world: Alaska's Brooks Range. Drawn from fourteen years of arctic experience, The Last Light Breaking offers a rare perspective on America's last great wilderness and its people--the Inupiat Natives, an ancient culture on the cusp of change. Making a poignant connection between the world he describes and the world of the Inupiat once knew, Nick Jans invokes with stunning power, the life of the Eskimos in the harsh arctic and the mystical aura of the wilderness of the far North. With the eye of an outdoorsman and the heart of a poet, Jans weaves together these 23 essays with strands of native American narrative, making vivid a place where wolves and grizzlies still roam free, hunters follow the caribou, and old women cast their nets in the dust as they have for countless generations. But looming on the horizon is the world of roads and modern technology; the future has already arrived in the form of stop signs, computers, and satellite dishes. Jans creates unforgettable images of a proud people facing an uncertain future, and of his own journey through this haunting timeless landscape.

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.

Wolf wars

the remarkable inside story of the restoration of wolves to Yellowstone
Author: Hank Fischer
Publisher: Falcon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 183
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WHITE FANG

EASYREAD SUPER LARGE
Author: JACK LONDON
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1427074119
Category:
Page: 320
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Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed

The Fascinating Science of Animal Intelligence, Emotions, Friendship, and Conservation
Author: Marc Bekoff
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608682196
Category: Nature
Page: 400
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In 2009, Marc Bekoff was asked to write on animal emotions for Psychology Today. Some 500 popular, jargon-free essays later, the field of anthrozoology — the study of human-animal relationships — has grown exponentially, as have scientific data showing how smart and emotional nonhuman animals are. Here Bekoff offers selected essays that showcase the fascinating cognitive abilities of other animals as well as their empathy, compassion, grief, humor, joy, and love. Humpback whales protect gray whales from orca attacks, combat dogs and other animals suffer from PTSD, and chickens, rats, and mice display empathy. This collection is both an updated sequel to Bekoff’s popular book The Emotional Lives of Animals and a call to begin the important work of “rewilding” ourselves and changing the way we treat other animals.