Man and Wolf CD
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Man and Wolf edited by Harry Frank grew out of a 1981 conference hosted by the University of Michigan-Flint, which drew an international field of distinguished participants involved with captive populations of gray wolves (Canis lupus). The topical coverage reflects the broad spectrum of interest in the community of captive wolf researchers, ranging from social behavior to nutrition, from blood chemistry to cognition. It also represents a considerable variety of scientific orientations - theoretical and conceptual, observations, and experimental. The sections on social behavior include contributions from five countries conducted over a period of more than twenty years. The volume may thus be unique in presenting such diverse grist of comparison of wolf pack social history. It also offers an unusually comprehensive selection on husbandry and management, including chapters on enclosure design, rearing and socialization, and health care. This feature will be of interest to all wolf workers, but should be especially helpful for workers in zoos, veterinary facilities and wildlife parks.
Although this was a great book, it was also very expensive. Only published in a small run, the price of the book was $145.00. This made it far too expensive for most wolf enthusiasts and even many libraries. Yes, you can purchase this book on Amazon.com, but with a current list price of $381.00, it has become even more unaffordable.
Wolf Park has now obtained the rights to sell the book in digital format (PDF) on CD. Much of the information in Man and Wolf is still quite valid and very useful to anybody interested in wolves -- especially to those who are working with wolves.