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The Wolves of Isle Royale: A Broken Balance…

The Wolves of Isle Royale: A Broken Balance

by Rolf Peterson

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0472032615, Paperback)

“Few can rival what Rolf Peterson has accomplished on Isle Royale. His study, a true classic, offers lessons and examples to us all who hope to do the same. This book reveals some of the secrets and details of this one-of-a-kind wolf study.”
—Douglas W. Smith, Leader, Yellowstone Wolf Project

Isle Royale National Park—with its lush northern landscape, wolves, and moose—is an ideal laboratory for wildlife biologists. For nearly half a century it has been the site of a comprehensive study on wolves (2008 marks the fiftieth anniversary)—the world’s longest-running study on any wild animal.

The Wolves of Isle Royale is author and wildlife biologist Rolf Peterson’s fascinating first-hand account of the relationship that exists between the wolf and the moose on the island. Illustrated with over 100 photographs, this book reveals the true nature of this mysterious and little-understood animal, and it offers novel solutions to the conservation crises as the wolf population falters to its lowest recorded level.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:24:35 -0400)

Isolated by the chill waters of Lake Superior, Isle Royale National Park with its wilderness ecosystem is an ideal living laboratory for wildlife biologists. For the public, it is also a place of the mind and imagination, shrouded in mystique about the wild wolves and their primary prey, the moose, that dwell there. For 35 years, this pristine island has been the site of the longest running study on the planet of any wild mammal. And author/wildlife biologist Rolf Peterson has the longest association (25 years) with that unique study.-- The Wolves of Isle Royale is his compelling account of the Isle Royale wolves and moose dynamic. Illustrated with the author's dramatic photographs (including wolves hunting and bringing down moose and wolf attacks on other wolves), the vivid, sometimes violent, images complement the insightful and often eloquent text.… (more)

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