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Of Wolves and Men Revised Edition
Contributor(s): Lopez, Barry
ISBN: 0684163225     ISBN-13: 9780684163222
Publisher: Scribner
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: September 1979
Annotation: Originally published in 1978, this classic exploration of humanity’s complex relationship with and understanding of wolves returns with a new afterword by the author.

Humankind's relationship with the wolf is the sum of a spectrum of responses ranging from fear to admiration and affection. Lopez’s classic, careful study has won praise from a wide range of reviewers and improved the way books on wild animals are written. Of Wolves and Men explores the uneasy interaction between wolves and civilization over the centuries, and the wolf's prominence in our thoughts about wild creatures. Drawing upon an impressive array of literature, history, science, and mythology as well as extensive personal experience with captive and free-ranging wolves, Lopez argues for the wolf's preservation and immerses the reader in its sensory world, creating a compelling portrait of the wolf both as a real animal and as imagined by different kinds of men. A scientist might perceive the wolf as defined by research data, while an Eskimo hunter sees a family provider much like himself. For many Native Americans the wolf is also a spiritual symbol, a respected animal that can strengthen the individual and the community. With irresistible charm and elegance, Of Wolves and Men celebrates careful scientific fieldwork, dispels folklore that has enabled the Western mind to demonize wolves, explains myths, and honors indigenous traditions, allowing us to understand how this remarkable animal has become so prominent for so long in the human heart.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
BISAC Categories:
- Nature | Environmental Conservation & Protection
- Social Science | Anthropology | Cultural
Dewey: 599.773
LCCN: BL 00004895
Lexile Measure: 1280
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 7.00" W x 0.75" (1.20 lbs)
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q08553
Reading Level: 10.0   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 23.0
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Contributor Bio(s): Barry Holstun Lopez is the author of Desert Notes: Reflections in the Eye of a Raven and Giving Birth to Thunder, Sleeping with His Daughter: Coyote Builds North America. He is also a contributing editor of North American Review and writes regularly for Harper's and other magazines.