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American wolf : a true story of survival and obsession in the West, Nate Blakeslee

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American wolf : a true story of survival and obsession in the West
Title
American wolf
Title remainder
a true story of survival and obsession in the West
Statement of responsibility
Nate Blakeslee
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The story of the rise of a Yellowstone wolf, and what her life and death tell us about the struggle for the American West. --
  • "The enthralling story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her. Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the 1920s. But in recent decades, conservationists have brought wolves back to the Rockies, igniting a battle over the very soul of the West. With novelistic detail, Nate Blakeslee tells the gripping story of one 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 world. But as she raises her pups and protects her pack, O-Six is challenged on all fronts: by hunters, who compete with wolves 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 Valley. These forces collide in American Wolf, a riveting multigenerational 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 landscapes."--Jacket
  • Once abundant in North America, wolves were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the 1920s. Conservationists have brought wolves back to the Rockies, and Blakeslee follows the rise and reign of O-Six, a charismatic alpha female named for the year of her birth. She has become something of a social media star, with followers around the world. But O-Six is challenged by hunters, who compete with wolves 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 Lamar Valley
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FM0
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1970-
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Blakeslee, Nate
Dewey number
599.77309787/52
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL737.C22
LC item number
B54284 2017
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL737.C22
NAL item number
B542842 2017
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wolves
  • Endangered species
  • Wildlife management
  • Mammal populations
  • Nature
  • Endangered species
  • Mammal populations
  • Nature
  • Wildlife management
  • Wolves
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
American wolf : a true story of survival and obsession in the West, Nate Blakeslee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reader's guide
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The king of Currumpaw
  • Rebels in the sage
  • Iron man
  • Return to the Lamar Valley
  • Betrayal
  • Rampage of the Mollies
  • "The worst possible thing I could tell you"
  • A good day in the park
  • Enough is enough
  • Epilogue
  • Author's note
  • O-Six lineage
  • Map of the Lamar Valley
  • Prologue: December 6, 2012
  • Return of the wolf
  • In the Valley of the Druids
  • A star is born
  • Killers
Control code
on1052898380
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781101902806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, map
Label
American wolf : a true story of survival and obsession in the West, Nate Blakeslee
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reader's guide
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The king of Currumpaw
  • Rebels in the sage
  • Iron man
  • Return to the Lamar Valley
  • Betrayal
  • Rampage of the Mollies
  • "The worst possible thing I could tell you"
  • A good day in the park
  • Enough is enough
  • Epilogue
  • Author's note
  • O-Six lineage
  • Map of the Lamar Valley
  • Prologue: December 6, 2012
  • Return of the wolf
  • In the Valley of the Druids
  • A star is born
  • Killers
Control code
on1052898380
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781101902806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, map

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