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THE WOLVES OF ALASKA: A FACT-BASED SAGA
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THE WOLVES OF ALASKA: A FACT-BASED SAGA

Author: Jim Rearden
Publisher: PICTORIAL HISTORIES PUB CO, Jun 2009
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 1-57510-099-1

Synopsis
Alaska's wolves are the main characters in this historically & biologically accurate recounting. Here are vivid anecdotes about wolves, with descriptions of their behavior & way of life, examples of their intelligence, their relationship to urban & rural Alaskans, & more. 6x9 inches, 352 pgs.

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Alaska has announced that wolves are to be killed on the Tanana Flats, near Fairbanks, to allow a moose population to rebuild. A pretty Boston school teacher, representing an animal rights organization, arrives to "save" Alaska's wolves. As she becomes involved, her initial antagonistic relationship with a wolf biologist slowly changes as she learns about wolves & Alaska.

Counterpointing the modern controversy, Rearden includes exciting segments of his bes-selling Alaska's Wolf Man book, the story of Frank Glaser, Alaska's first full time government wolf hunter who hunted wolves in the Territory of Alaska 1915-1955.

Here are vivid anecdotes about wolves, with descriptions of their behavior & way of life, examples of their intelligence, expression of appreciation for their charm & beauty, as well as an honest look at their savage efficiency as predators & relationship to urban & rural Alaskans.

WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"Jim Rearden, with his background in wildlife management - one time head of the University of Alaska Fairbanks wildlife department, twelve years as a member of the boards of fisheries & games, & many years as a professional outdoor writer - is the perfect person to put into context the Alaska wolf controversy. A must read." Ray Tremblay, one time Alaska trapper & long-time Special Agent, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 55 years in Alaska.

"A highly entertaining & accurate saga of Alaska's wolves & man during the past seventy five years." James Faro, retired wildlife biologist, Alaska Dept. Fish & Game.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jim Rearden
is Alaska's most popular outdoors journalist. He holds two degrees in wildlife management & was Professor of Wildlife Management at the University of Alaska Fairbanks 1950-54. As a member of the Alaska Board of Game 1975-82 he helped develop the Tanana Flats wolf control program. He details with historical accuracy the controversy that irrupted when the 1975 program was announced.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue
Introduction
Hooked on Wolves: The market hunter
The Ambassador: I enlist: Savage River
The campaign: The Black Pack
Hell breaks loose: Savage River wolves
The crises: Professor Rearden: The wolf dogs
Fairbanks in December: Letters
Board member: Pat's say: A daytime hunt
Educating Pat: Nature's way
Staff report: Pat is hired: Glaser's wolf dogs
Kenai: Wolf dog problems
Pat's approach: Snow: Captive wolf: Moose kill
About wolves
Northway elder: The neighborhood killers
The flight: Glaser's new career
The governor speaks: Park observation
Davy's arm: Lord Balmar: Saving reindeer
Grant leaves: My caribou article: Amaguq Frank
Anaktuvuk: Ren's wolf notes: Pat's fur parka
Wolf den: Moose kill: Lady: Aerial wolf hunt
The Teller Wolf
Pat resigns: Love prevails: Moose John & Punyuk
Wolverine village: Uncle Toby: Glaser retires
Success in 20A
The Nelchina mystery: Wolf summit: Harbo's plan
Bunde's resolution: Wolf consensus?
Epilogue
Fictional characters & names
Nonfiction characters
References
About Jim Rearden


 
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