The Homeward Wolf

The Homeward Wolf

eBook - 2013
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Winner! 2014 Mountain Literature / Jon Whyte Award, Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival

Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

Wolves have become a complicated comeback story. Their tracks are once again making trails throughout western Alberta, southern British Columbia and the northwestern United States, and the lonesome howls of the legendary predator are no longer mere echoes from our frontier past: they are prophetic voices emerging from the hills of our contemporary reality.

Kevin Van Tighem's first RMB Manifesto explores the history of wolf eradication in western North America and the species' recent return to the places where humans live and play. Rich with personal anecdotes and the stories of individual wolves whose fates reflect the complexity of our relationship with these animals, The Homeward Wolf neither romanticizes nor demonizes this wide-ranging carnivore with whom we once again share our Western spaces. Instead, it argues that wolves are coming back to stay, that conflicts will continue to arise and that we will need to find new ways to manage our relationship with this formidable predator in our ever-changing world.

Whether they fear wolves or love them, readers will find this book as challenging as it is enlightening. The author offers a powerful argument that how we choose to live with the homeward wolf will bring out the best in us... or the worst. In the end, the return of the wolf may ultimately help us find our own ways into a deeper, more sustainable relationship with the great Western landscapes that enrich and define us.

Publisher: Victoria, BC : 2013. Rocky Mountain Books,
ISBN: 9781927330845
192733084X
9781927330852
1927330858
9781927330838
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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mclarjh
Aug 16, 2016

The author mentions a lot of local place names, but no map is provided; one would have been useful. The writing is mediocre. There isn't much new information here compared to other books about this subject, The author is too opinionated, particularly about politics, and comes across as blatantly pro-rancher at times. A slight volume.

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coachway
Nov 19, 2015

Well written tale of the relationship between wolves, ranchers and ecosystems.

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