272 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 24 halftones, 2 figs., 2 maps, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-2654-3
Published: September 2015
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-0200-4
Published: June 2013
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Beeland weaves together the voices of scientists, conservationists, and local landowners while posing larger questions about human coexistence with red wolves, our understanding of what defines this animal as a distinct species, and how climate change may swamp its current habitat.
About the Author
T. DeLene Beeland is a nature and science writer living in Asheville, N.C. Her work has appeared in the Charlotte Observer and Wildlife in North Carolina, among other publications.
For more information about T. DeLene Beeland, visit the Author Page.
"Fascinating, a must-read for both scientific and popular audiences."--Wolf Print
"The first complete telling of the comeback of the red wolf. . . . The combination of first-person immediacy interwoven with red wolf history will delight animal lovers."--Booklist
"In her narrative of slow but crucial progress, Beeland does an excellent job of covering the worries, hopes, setbacks, and triumphs of the determined [Red Wolf] researchers and their ultimate story of success. Recommended."--Library Journal
“By the time the last page turns, the reader will have been taught and entertained in equal measure, and it will be a rare person who doesn’t feel more empathy for all those involved with the perilous life of this rare creature. . . . [Beeland’s] fine writing shines through this book, lending clarity to complex questions such as how the wolf evolved . . . and charm to stories of the region and the people who have worked so hard to drag the wolf from the jaws of extinction.”The Charlotte Observer
"We come to know the red wolf through the eyes of an objective writer, one who has the ability to deliver the details in both a factual and enthralling way. . . and we finish her book feeling something of an expert ourselves."--Ecolit Books blog
“Reveals the current status of the [Red Wolf] while clarifying much of its history.”--Coastwatch