Of Wolves and Men

Of Wolves and Men


initially released in 1978, this vintage exploration of humanity’s complicated courting with and figuring out of wolves returns with a brand new afterword via the author.

Humankind's dating with the wolf relies on a spectrum of responses working from worry to admiration and affection. Lopez’s vintage, cautious learn gained compliment from quite a lot of reviewers and went directly to enhance the best way books approximately wild animals are written. Of Wolves and males unearths the uneasy interplay among wolves and civilization over the centuries, and the wolf's prominence in our concepts approximately wild creatures. Drawing on an brilliant array of literature, historical past, technology, and mythology in addition to significant own event with captive and free-ranging wolves, Lopez argues for the need of the wolf's renovation and envelops the reader in its sensory international, making a compelling photograph of the wolf either as genuine animal and as imagined by means of guy. A scientist could understand the wolf as outlined by way of examine facts, whereas an Eskimo hunter sees a kin supplier very similar to himself. for plenty of local american citizens the wolf is additionally a religious image, a revered animal that could make either the person and the neighborhood more desirable. With impossible to resist attraction and magnificence, Of Wolves and males celebrates clinical fieldwork, dispels folklore that has enabled the Western brain to demonize wolves, explains myths, and honors indigenous traditions, permitting us to extra know how this wonderful animal has come to dwell so strongly within the human middle.

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