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In the time of Lewis and Clark, wolves were abundant throughout North America from the Arctic regions to Mexico But man declared war on this cunning and powerful animal when cattle replaced the buffalo on the western plains, reducing the wolf s range to those few areas in the Far North where economic necessity did not call for its extinction.Between 1939 and 1941, Adolph Murie, one of North America s greatest naturalists, made a field study of the relationship between wolves and Dall sheep in Mount McKinley National Park since renamed Denali National Park which has come to be respected as a classic work of natural history In this study Murie not only described the life cycle of Alaskan wolves in greater detail than has ever been done, but he discovered a great deal about the entire ecological network of predator and prey.The issues surrounding the survival of the wolf and its prey are important today than ever, and Murie helps us understand the careful balance that must be maintained to ensure that these magnificent animals prosper Originally available only in government publications which are long out of print, this account of a much maligned animal is now available in its first popular edition....

Title : The Wolves of Mount McKinley
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ISBN : 0295962038
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : University of Washington Press April 1, 1985
Number of Pages : 232 pages
File Size : 897 KB
Status : Available For Download
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The Wolves of Mount McKinley Reviews

  • Wolves
    2019-03-31 12:43

    Yes , it's true .. This is a classic work by Adolph Murie , who bet 1939 & 1941 , made a field study of the relationship bet Wolves & Dall sheep in Mount McKinley National Park (today Denali National Park) . In this study Murie not only described the life circle of Alaskan Wolves in greater detail than had ever been done , but he revealed a great deal about the entire ecological network of predator & prey ... STRONGLY RECOMMENDED ... DOUBTLESS ....

  • Displaced snowshoer in Arizona
    2019-04-15 14:34

    Very difficult reading. Excellent study. Great subject.

  • Mr. D.
    2019-04-16 12:56

    This is an excellent reading of one of Nature's greatest and most important species.... the Wolf.

  • Richard J. Vielbig
    2019-04-16 09:46

    This book give an accurate, though sometimes "dry", account of wildlife which inhabits what we call today Denali National Park. The records may be dated, but they are factual and more-than-likely still true to fact. It presents a real picture of the interaction of the Park's wildlife species and how each copes with enviornmental and predatory conditions of everyday life.

  • cmh
    2019-04-20 11:56

    enjoying the book, was in decent shape for a 60 yr old book

  • kb
    2019-04-02 14:55


  • John H Bailey
    2019-04-04 12:53

    After returning from recent Alaskan tour, the only animal we didn't see near Danali was wolves. This book was a scientific study of what we missed. Very interesting even though based on a period of up to 50 years ago.

  • Jody S. Mealing
    2019-04-22 12:41

    My husband studies wolves. We found out about this book while watching a National Park series,