Naturalist, tracker, and photographer David Moskowitz has created a fresh new addition to the dialogue on America's most revered and hated animal. Focusing specifically on the Pacific Northwest, we get a detailed look at wolves and how they they continue to live in the most remote corners of this region's backcountry. Moskowitz combines raw data, his own field research experience, and some of the most intimate photographs of these animals ever taken to show us their losing and near impossible struggle to survive. Both a personal work and serious piece of scholarship-- this is an essential volume in the library of any wildlife enthusiast.— Kyle's Staff Picks
Long considered an icon of the wild, wolves capture our imagination and spark controversy. Humans are the adult wolf's only true natural predator; its return to the old-growth forests and wild coastlines of the Pacific Northwest renews age-old questions about the value of wildlands and wildlife.
As the vivid stories unfold in this riveting and timely book, wolves emerge as smart, complex players uniquely adapted to the vast interdependent ecosystem of this stunning region. Observing them at close range, David Moskowitz explores how they live, hunt, and communicate, tracing their biology and ecology through firsthand encounters in the wildlands of the Northwest. In the process he challenges assumptions about their role and the impact of even well-meaning human interventions.