Wolves

Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation

Author: L. David Mech,Luigi Boitani

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226516981

Category: Science

Page: 472

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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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Wolves

Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation

Author: L. David Mech,Luigi Boitani

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226516974

Category: Science

Page: 482

View: 9866

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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Wolves of the World

Perspectives of Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation

Author: Fred H. Harrington,Paul C. Paquet

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780815509059

Category: Science

Page: 474

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Since the early 1940s, North America has been the focus of studies of free-ranging wolves. Much of Canada and most of Alaska support numerous viable and sometimes thriving wolf populations. This comprehensive text considers the behavior and ecology of wild wolves in North America, Europe, Eurasia, Israel, and Iran. It also discusses wolf behavior in captivity and methods of conservation.
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Recovery of Gray Wolves in the Great Lakes Region of the United States

An Endangered Species Success Story

Author: Adrian P. Wydeven,Timothy R. van Deelen,Edward Heske

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387859521

Category: Nature

Page: 356

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In this book, we document and evaluate the recovery of gray wolves (Canis lupus) in the Great Lakes region of the United States. The Great Lakes region is unique in that it was the only portion of the lower 48 states where wolves were never c- pletely extirpated. This region also contains the area where many of the first m- ern concepts of wolf conservation and research where developed. Early proponents of wolf conservation such as Aldo Leopold, Sigurd Olson, and Durward Allen lived and worked in the region. The longest ongoing research on wolf–prey relations (see Vucetich and Peterson, Chap. 3) and the first use of radio telemetry for studying wolves (see Mech, Chap. 2) occurred in the Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes region is the first place in the United States where “Endangered” wolf populations recovered. All three states (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) developed ecologically and socially sound wolf conservation plans, and the federal government delisted the population of wolves in these states from the United States list of endangered and threatened species on March 12, 2007 (see Refsnider, Chap. 21). Wolf management reverted to the individual states at that time. Although this delisting has since been challenged, we believe that biological recovery of wolves has occurred and anticipate the delisting will be restored. This will be the first case of wolf conservation reverting from the federal government to the state conser- tion agencies in the United States.
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Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Author: Adam Miklosi

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191045721

Category: Science

Page: 416

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This is the first book to collate and synthesize the recent burgeoning primary research literature on dog behaviour, evolution, and cognition. The author presents a new ecological approach to the understanding of dog behaviour, demonstrating how dogs can be the subject of rigorous and productive scientific study without the need to confine them to a laboratory environment. This second, fully updated edition of Dog Behaviour, Evolution and Cognition starts with an overview of the conceptual and methodological issues associated with the study of the dog, followed by a brief description of their role in human society. An evolutionary perspective is then introduced with a summary of current research into the process of domestication. The central part of the book is devoted to issues relating to the cognitive aspects of behaviour which have received particular attention in recent years from both psychologists and ethologists. The book's final chapters introduce the reader to many novel approaches to dog behaviour, set in the context of behavioural development and genetics. This second edition recognises and discusses the fact that dogs are increasingly being used as model organisms for studying aspects of human biology, such as genetic diseases and ageing. Specific attention is also given in this edition to attachment behaviour which emerges between humans and dogs, the importance of inter-specific communication in the success of dogs in human communities and the broad aspects of social cognition and how this may contribute to human-dog cooperation Directions for future research are highlighted throughout the text which also incorporates links to human and primate research by drawing on homologies and analogies in both evolution and behaviour. The book will therefore be of relevance and use to anyone with an interest in behavioural ecology including graduate students of animal behaviour and cognition, as well as a more general audience of dog enthusiasts, biologists, psychologists, veterinarians, and sociologists.
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Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128132523

Category: Science

Page: 3048

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Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, Second Edition, the latest update since the 2010 release, builds upon the solid foundation established in the first edition. Updated sections include Host-parasite interactions, Vertebrate social behavior, and the introduction of ‘overview essays’ that boost the book's comprehensive detail. The structure for the work is modified to accommodate a better grouping of subjects. Some chapters have been reshuffled, with section headings combined or modified. Represents a one-stop resource for scientifically reliable information on animal behavior Provides comparative approaches, including the perspective of evolutionary biologists, physiologists, endocrinologists, neuroscientists and psychologists Includes multimedia features in the online version that offer accessible tools to readers looking to deepen their understanding
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Der Wolf

ein Raubtier in unserer Nähe

Author: Hansjakob Baumgartner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783258076621

Category:

Page: 223

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Der Wolf breitet sich langsam, aber sicher in Europa wieder aus. Er ist für die einen Symbol für unberührte Wildnis und faszinierende Schönheit, für die anderen ein grausamer Jäger, der die Bauern in ihrer Existenz bedroht. Wo die Emotionen hoch gehen, braucht es sachliche Diskussion. Dieses Buch beleuchtet den Wolf von verschiedenen Seiten, zeigt die vielen Aspekte des Zusammenlebens von Mensch und Wolf auf und gibt den verschiedenen Interessengruppen eine Stimme: Biologen geben Einblick in ihre Forschungsprojekte, Bauern erzählen von ihren Sorgen, Jäger berichten von ihren Erfahrungen und Fachleute zeigen, welche Präventionsmassnahmen es braucht, damit wir lernen können, mit dem Wolf zu leben. Gut verständliche Texte, spannende Geschichten und Interviews sowie viele attraktive Bilder sorgen dafür, dass mit diesem Buch das Thema Wolf einem breiten Publikum nahe gebracht wird. (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags).
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Wolves of the Yukon

Author: Bob Hayes

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456610473

Category: Nature

Page: 146

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This non-fiction book is about a great mountain wilderness where wolves and their prey continue to live in a delicate, natural balance. Using a combination of narrative non-fiction and easy-to-follow essays, this book explores the natural history of the Yukon during the last 20,000 years. Part 1 - History - chronicles wolf evolution since the end of the ice age, including the great collapse of Beringia large mammals and the domination by caribou through the Holocene. Other chapters include the relation between ancient native people and wolves, and the importance of Jack London's Yukon stories to our collective image of wolves as a symbol of wilderness. Other history chapters explore the relentless, but largely ineffective attempts to reduce wolves through bounties, poison and hunting through the 20th century. Part 2 - Understanding - describes the author's original research into wolf relations to moose, caribou, Dall's sheep, ravens, and grizzly bears. In the last chapter Hayes, who studied three Yukon wolf control projects, explains why broad-scale killing of wolves has only produced brief benefits for moose and caribou, and why the practice should end. Finally, the book raises questions about how we should use and conserve one of the largest remaining tracts of complete wilderness on the continent.
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Biological Diversity

Exploiters and Exploited

Author: Paul E. Hatcher,Nick Battey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470979860

Category: Science

Page: 440

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Biological Diversity takes a fresh, innovative approach to the teaching of biodiversity. Rather than detailing and cataloguing the major taxa and their evolutionary relationships, the authors have selected 18 groups of organisms and used these as a framework in which to discuss the species and their interactions with man and each other. There is a strong narrative theme throughout – the exploited and the exploiters - and, in many cases, there is emphasis on the historical context. A wide range of organisms are covered, from the unicellular to birds and mammals and with an equal consideration of plants and animals. Species have been chosen for their ability to best illustrate particular biological principles, and for their strong interaction with other species. After an introduction the book is divided into two parts: ‘Exploited’ and ‘Exploiters’. Each of the chapters, although linked to each other, forms a stand-alone essay. They are scientifically rigorous, up-to-date and do not shy away from addressing some controversial issues. Chapters have’ text boxes’ highlighting important issues and concepts, lists of further reading and references. In addition to tables and figures the book has a selection of original illustrations drawn by leading artist Steven Appleby. This fresh approach will appeal to all those interested in the biological sciences, and aims to be accessible to people with a diversity of backgrounds. It will prove particularly useful to biology students, enabling them to get to grips with important biological principles and concepts that underpin the diversity of life, and the interrelationship of humans with other groups of organisms.
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Ecology and Conservation of Wolves in a Changing World

Author: Ludwig N. Carbyn,Steven H. Fritts,Dale Roy Seip,Canadian Circumpolar Institute

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 620

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This book is a compilation of selected papers presented at the Second North American Symposium on Wolves, held in Edmonton in August 1992.
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Wolf - Hund - Mensch

Die Geschichte einer jahrtausendealten Beziehung

Author: Kurt Kotrschal

Publisher: Christian Brandstätter Verlag

ISBN: 3850337472

Category: Nature

Page: 230

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Sie bevölkern seit jeher unsere Mythen und Märchen: Wölfe. Sie waren für den Menschen immer schon Partner und Gegner, Projektionsfläche und Zentrum der Entwicklung der menschlichen Spiritualität. Der Verhaltensbiologe Kurt Kotrschal, der mit seinen beiden Kolleginnen Friederike Range und Zsófia Virány ein weltweit einzigartiges Wolfsforschungszentrum leitet, legt mit diesem Buch ein umfassendes, wissenschaftlich fundiertes Buch über die ambivalente und facettenreiche Beziehung zwischen Wolf und Mensch vor und rollt die Entwicklungsgeschichte des Hundes neu auf. Er beantwortet die Frage, was Hunde und Wölfe voneinander unterscheidet und liefert wertvolles Huntergrundwissen für einen parterschaftlichen Umgang zwischen Mensch und Hund. Er hilft uns, nicht nur unsere uralte Faszination für den Wolf besser zu begreifen, sondern lehrt uns auch den richtigen Umgang mit "dem besten Freund des Menschen", dem Hund.
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Free-Ranging Dogs and Wildlife Conservation

Author: Matthew E. Gompper

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191640115

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Dogs are the world's most common and widespread carnivores and are nearly ubiquitous across the globe. The vast majority of these dogs, whether owned or un-owned, pure-bred or stray, spend a large portion of their life as unconfined, free-roaming animals, persisting at the interface of human and wildlife communities. Their numbers are particularly large throughout the developing world, where veterinary care and population control are often minimal and human populations are burgeoning. This volume brings together the world's experts to provide a comprehensive, unifying, and accessible review of the effects of dogs on native wildlife species. With an emphasis on addressing how free-ranging dogs may influence wildlife management and native species of conservation concern, chapters address themes such as the global history and size of dog populations, dogs as predators, competitors, and prey of wildlife, the use of dogs as hunting companions, the role of dogs in maintaining diseases of wildlife, and the potential for dogs to hybridize with wild canid species. In addition, the potential role of dogs as mediators of conservation conflict is assessed, including the role of dogs as livestock guardians, the potential for dogs to aid researchers in locating rare wildlife species of conservation interest, and the importance of recognizing that some populations of dogs such as dingoes have a long history of genetic isolation and are themselves important conservation concerns. A common theme woven throughout this volume is the potential for dogs to mediate how humans interact with wildlife and the recognition that the success of wildlife conservation and management efforts are often underpinned by understanding and addressing the potential roles of free-ranging dogs in diverse natural ecosystems. Free-Ranging Dogs and Wildlife Conservation is aimed at professional wildlife and conservation ecologists, managers, graduate students, and researchers with an interest in human-dog-wildlife interactions. It will also be of relevance and use to dog welfare researchers, veterinary scientists, disease ecologists, and readers with an interest in the interface of domestic animals and wildlife.
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Of Wolves and Men

Author: Barry Lopez

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743249362

Category: Nature

Page: 323

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A National Book Award finalist, originally published twenty-five years ago, examines the relationship between wolves and humans throughout history, drawing on a range of historical, mythological, and literary sources to discuss what wolves represent to people and present a case for their protection.
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Das geheime Leben der Hunde

Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644405638

Category: Pets

Page: 192

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Was machen Hunde, wenn sie sich unbeobachtet fühlen? Wie denken sie, was fühlen sie, wie orientieren sie sich sich «in freier Wildbahn», welches Sozialverhalten legen sie an den Tag? Die Biologin und Verhaltensforscherin Elizabeth Marshall Thomas erzählt, was sie im eigenen Rudel von elf Tieren erlebt hat. Ob es um die Huskys Misha und Maria geht, den asthmatischen Mops Bingo oder den australischen Schäferhund Rider: Sie folgte den Wegen und dem Verhalten ihrer Tiere über Jahre hinweg und beschreibt, was sie dabei lernte, liebevoll, aber durchaus unsentimental. Antropomorhismus ist für sie kein Vorwurf. Früher als viele andere hat die Autorin teilnehmend beobachtet und beschrieben, nach welchen Regeln Hunde sich und ihr Leben organisieren, wenn Menschen nicht eingreifen.
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Ecology of Protozoa

The Biology of Free-living Phagotropic Protists

Author: Tom Fenchel

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662259818

Category: Science

Page: 197

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In Wolf Country

The Power and Politics of Reintroduction

Author: Jim Yuskavitch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493013904

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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In Wolf Country tells the story of the first groups of wolves that emigrated from reintroduced areas in Idaho to re-colonize their former habitat in the Pacific Northwest, how government officials prepared for their arrival, and the battles between the people who welcome them and the people who don’t, set against the backdrop of the ongoing political controversy surrounding wolf populations in the Northern Rockies. The political maneuvering and intense controversy that has defined wolves’ recovery in the West makes this a compelling and timely read.
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Die Weisheit der Wölfe

Wie sie denken, planen, füreinander sorgen. Erstaunliches über das Tier, das dem Menschen am ähnlichsten ist

Author: Elli H. Radinger

Publisher: Ludwig

ISBN: 364120674X

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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Liebe deine Familie, sorge für die, die dir anvertraut sind, gib niemals auf und hör nie auf zu spielen – das sind die Prinzipien der Wölfe. Wölfe kümmern sich empathisch um ihre Alten und Verletzten, erziehen liebevoll ihren Nachwuchs und haben die Fähigkeit, im Spiel alles zu vergessen. Sie denken, träumen, machen Pläne, kommunizieren intelligent miteinander – und sind uns ähnlicher als jedes andere Lebewesen. Elli H. Radinger, die renommierteste deutsche Wolfsexpertin, erzählt spannende Geschichten, die exemplarisch stehen für Werte wie Familiensinn, Vertrauen, Geduld, Führungsfähigkeit, Achtsamkeit, Umgang mit Misserfolgen oder Tod. Sie offenbart verblüffende und bisher unbekannte Erkenntnisse über das Leben von Wölfen und zeigt: Wölfe wären wohl die besseren Menschen.
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Animals and the Human Imagination

A Companion to Animal Studies

Author: Aaron S. Gross,Anne Vallely

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231527764

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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Human beings have long imagined their subjectivity, ethics, and ancestry with and through animals, yet not until the mid-twentieth century did contemporary thought reflect critically on animals' significance in human self-conception. Thinkers such as French philosopher Jacques Derrida, South African novelist J. M. Coetzee, and American theorist Donna Haraway have initiated rigorous inquiries into the question of the animal, now blossoming in a number of directions. It is no longer strange to say that if animals did not exist, we would have to invent them. This interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collection reflects the growth of animal studies as an independent field and the rise of "animality" as a critical lens through which to analyze society and culture, on a par with race and gender. Essays consider the role of animals in the human imagination and the imagination of the human; the worldviews of indigenous peoples; animal-human mythology in early modern China; and political uses of the animal in postcolonial India. They engage with the theoretical underpinnings of the animal protection movement, representations of animals in children's literature, depictions of animals in contemporary art, and the philosophical positioning of the animal from Aristotle to Derrida. The strength of this companion lies in its timeliness and contextual diversity, which makes it essential reading for students and researchers while further developing the parameters of the discipline.
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