Wolves are some of the world's most charismatic and controversial animals, capturing the imaginations of their friends and foes alike. Highly intelligent and adaptable, they hunt and play together in close-knit packs, sometimes roaming over hundreds of square miles in search of food. Once teetering on the brink of extinction across much of the United States and Europe, wolves have made a tremendous comeback in recent years, thanks to legal protection, changing human attitudes, and efforts to reintroduce them to suitable habitats in North America. As wolf populations have rebounded, scientific studies of them have also flourished. But there hasn't been a systematic, comprehensive overview of wolf biology since 1970. In "Wolves," many of the world's leading wolf experts provide state-of-the-art coverage of just about everything you could want to know about these fascinating creatures. Individual chapters cover wolf social ecology, behavior, communication, feeding habits and hunting techniques, population dynamics, physiology and pathology, molecular genetics, evolution and taxonomy, interactions with nonhuman animals such as bears and coyotes, reintroduction, interactions with humans, and conservation and recovery efforts. The book discusses both gray and red wolves in detail and includes information about wolves around the world, from the United States and Canada to Italy, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Israel, India, and Mongolia. "Wolves" is also extensively illustrated with black and white photos, line drawings, maps, and fifty color plates. Unrivalled in scope and comprehensiveness, "Wolves" will become the definitive resource on these extraordinary animals for scientists and amateurs alike. "An excellent compilation of current knowledge, with contributions from all the main players in wolf research. . . . It is designed for a wide readership, and certainly the language and style will appeal to both scientists and lucophiles alike. . . . This is an excellent summary of current knowledge and will remain the standard reference work for a long time to come."--Stephen Harris, "New Scientist""This is the place to find almost any fact you want about wolves."--Stephen Mills, "BBC Wildlife Magazine"
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Descrizione libro University of Chicago Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110226516962
Descrizione libro University of Chicago Press, 2003. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Foreword George Rabb Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1 - Wolf Social Ecology L. David Mech and Luigi Boitani Chapter 2 - Wolf Behavior: Reproductive, Social, and Intelligent Jane M. Packard Chapter 3 - Wolf Communication Fred H. Harrington and Cheryl S. Asa Chapter 4 - The Wolf as a Carnivore Rolf O. Peterson and Paolo Ciucci Chapter 5 - Wolf-Prey Relations L. David Mech and Rolf O. Peterson Chapter 6 - Wolf Population Dynamics Todd K. Fuller, L. David Mech, and Jean Fitts Cochrane Chapter 7 - The Internal Wolf: Physiology, Pathology, and Pharmacology Terry J. Kreeger Chapter 8 - Molecular Genetic Studies of Wolves Robert K. Wayne and Carles Vilaacute; Chapter 9 - Wolf Evolution and Taxonomy Ronald M. Nowak Chapter 10 - Wolf Interactions with Non-prey Warren B. Ballard, Ludwig N. Carbyn, and Douglas W. Smith Chapter 11 - Restoration of the Red Wolf Michael K. Phillips, V. Gary Henry, and Brian T. Kelly Chapter 12 - Wolves and Humans Steven H. Fritts, Robert O. Stephenson, Robert D. Hayes, and Luigi Boitani Chapter 13 - Wolf Conservation and Recovery Luigi Boitani Conclusion Appendix: Species Names Used in the Text List of Contributors References Index. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0226516962
Descrizione libro University of Chicago Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0226516962