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Author Chadwick, Douglas H.

Title The wolverine way / by Douglas H. Chadwick.

Publication Info. Ventura, CA : Patagonia Books, 2010.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Freeport PL Adult Non-Fiction - FPLY-13  599.766 CHA    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  599 CHA    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 277 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Maps on endpapers.
Contents Foreword -- Prologue -- Personality of unmeasured force -- Yates the indefatigable -- Country radio -- Risks, rewards, and southern polar bears -- Savage -- Glutton -- Stranger's sojourn -- Good mother wolverine, her boys, and bearhat summit girl -- Kwi'kwa'ju -- Why we go a-wolverining -- Copeland and socks -- Growing up Gulo, the brothers -- Growing up Gulo, the sisters -- Wolverines from a recliner -- Mr Badass himself -- Natural selection of ideas -- Freedom to roam -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Color photos.
Summary Overview: Glutton, demon of destruction, symbol of slaughter, mightiest of wilderness villains. The wolverine comes marked with a reputation based on myth and fancy. Yet this enigmatic animal is more complex than the legends that surround it. With a shrinking wilderness and global warming, the future of the wolverine is uncertain. The Wolverine Way reveals the natural history of this species and the forces that threaten its future, engagingly told by Douglas Chadwick, who volunteered with the Glacier Wolverine Project. This five-year study in Glacier National Park - which involved dealing with blizzards, grizzlies, sheer mountain walls, and other daily challenges to survival - uncovered key missing information about the wolverine's habitat, social structure and reproduction habits. Wolverines, according to Chadwick, are the land equivalent of polar bears in regard to the impacts of global warming. The plight of wolverines adds to the call for wildlife corridors that connect existing habitat that is proposed by the Freedom to Roam coalition.
Subject Wolverine.
Wolverine -- Behavior.
Wolverine -- Montana -- Glacier National Park.
Wolverine -- Conservation.
Wildlife conservation.
Glacier National Park (Mont.)
ISBN 9780979065972
0979065976
0980122740
9780980122749

 
    
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