Of Wolves and Men by Barry Holstun Lopez, John Baugess

By Barry Holstun Lopez, John Baugess

Initially released in 1978, this vintage exploration of humanity’s advanced dating with and figuring out of wolves returns with a brand new afterword via the author.

Humankind's dating with the wolf is predicated on a spectrum of responses operating from worry to admiration and affection. Lopez’s vintage, cautious learn received compliment from a variety of reviewers and went directly to increase the way in which books approximately wild animals are written. Of Wolves and males finds the uneasy interplay among wolves and civilization over the centuries, and the wolf's prominence in our techniques approximately wild creatures. Drawing on an awesome array of literature, background, technology, and mythology in addition to enormous own event with captive and free-ranging wolves, Lopez argues for the need of the wolf's upkeep and envelops the reader in its sensory global, making a compelling photograph of the wolf either as genuine animal and as imagined via guy. A scientist may possibly understand the wolf as outlined through examine facts, whereas an Eskimo hunter sees a kinfolk supplier very similar to himself. for lots of local americans the wolf is additionally a non secular image, a revered animal which could make either the person and the group more desirable. With impossible to resist appeal and style, Of Wolves and males celebrates medical fieldwork, dispels folklore that has enabled the Western brain to demonize wolves, explains myths, and honors indigenous traditions, permitting us to additional know how this fabulous animal has come to stay so strongly within the human center.

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Their vision browser, it has a longer neck for reach­ is extremely poor, however, and much ing down to the ground easily. Its broad of the time they miss their intended lips are squared over a wide mouth. The victim by a wide margin. upper lip of the black rhinoceros is ta­ Both the white and the black rhinoc­ pered into a fingerlike proj ection that is eros of Africa have two horns. The large used in pulling down leaves and branches. hom of the white rhino may be as much A black rhinoceros weighs about l lh tons; as three feet long.

The dried, pancakelike dung be­ came the "buffalo chips" that were burned for heating and cooking. No part of a killed bison was wasted. It was the white hunter who whittled the bison herds into oblivion. Unlike the Indians, the white men used only portions of each animal killed. They favored the meaty, boneless humps, and they also liked the dark tongues. An experienced hunter might kill as many as a hundred animals in a day, but he left most of each carcass to rot on the prairie . Early in the 1 8 80's, after less than 50 years of hunting, most of it in a short period following the Civil War, the bison was facing extinction.

A lion of Africa. There are several color phases, rarely makes a kill unless it is hungry; including one that is all black. The leop­ futhermore, lions will return to a kill ard is considered one of the most cunning the following day, to feast on the remains of the large cats. · until all has been eaten. Lions commonly Among the smaller cats are the bobcat travel in small bands, or prides, that con­ and the lynx. The lynx is found in Eu­ sist of several females, with their off­ rope as well as in North America.

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