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Wolves

Wolves

Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation

460 pages, parution le 28/02/2007

Résumé

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.

L'auteur L. David Mech

L. David Mech is an internationally recognized wolf expert who has been a wildlife research biologist studying wolves for the U.S. Department of the Interior since 1970, and an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota since 1979. He has published numerous articles about wolves and other wildlife and five books about wolves, including The Wolf, published by the University of Minnesota Press, and The Arctic Wolf.

Sommaire

  • Wolf Social Ecology
  • Wolf Behavior: Reproductive, Social, and Intelligent
  • Wolf Communication
  • The Wolf as a Carnivore
  • Wolf-Prey Relations
  • Wolf Population Dynamics
  • The Internal Wolf: Physiology, Pathology, and Pharmacology
  • Molecular Genetic Studies of Wolves
  • Wolf Evolution and Taxonomy
  • Wolf Interactions with Non-prey
  • Restoration of the Red Wolf
  • Wolves and Humans
  • Wolf Conservation and Recovery
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Éditeur(s) The University of Chicago Press
Auteur(s) L. David Mech, Luigi Boitani
Parution 28/02/2007
Nb. de pages 460
Format 22 x 28
Couverture Broché
Poids 1410g
Intérieur Noir et Blanc
EAN13 9780226516974
ISBN13 978-0-226-51697-4

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