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The Resource Vicious : wolves and men in America, Jon T. Coleman, (electronic resource)

Vicious : wolves and men in America, Jon T. Coleman, (electronic resource)

Label
Vicious : wolves and men in America
Title
Vicious
Title remainder
wolves and men in America
Statement of responsibility
Jon T. Coleman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Over a continent and three centuries, American livestock owners destroyed wolves to protect the beasts that supplied them with food, clothing, mobility, and wealth. The brutality of the campaign soon exceeded wolves' misdeeds. Wolves menaced property, not people, but storytellers often depicted the animals as ravenous threats to human safety. Subjects of nightmares and legends, wolves fell prey not only to Americans' thirst for land and resources but also to their deeper anxieties about the untamed frontier. Now Americans study and protect wolves and jail hunters who shoot them without authorization. Wolves have become the poster beasts of the great American wilderness, and the federal government has paid millions of dollars to reintroduce them to scenic habitats like Yellowstone National Park. Why did Americans hate wolves for centuries? And, given the ferocity of this loathing, why are Americans now so protective of the animals? In this ambitious history of wolves in America - and of the humans who have hated and then loved them - Jon Coleman investigates a fraught relationship between two species and uncovers striking similarities, deadly differences, and, all too frequently, tragic misunderstanding
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
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Coleman, Jon T.
Dewey number
599.773/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Western Americana series
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Wolves
Label
Vicious : wolves and men in America, Jon T. Coleman, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-265) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Howls, snarls, and musket shots : saying "this is mine" in colonial New England -- Beasts of lore : how stories turned fearsome monsters into skulking criminals -- Wolf bullets with adders' tongues : how to kill a wolf in colonial New England -- Predator to prey : wolves' journey through the northeastern woodlands -- Surrounded : fear and retribution in the northeastern forests -- Metaphors of slaughter : two wolf hunts -- A wealth of canines : Mormon Americans on the Great Plains -- Call it a coyote : how to exterminate wolves in colonial Utah -- Annihilation and enlightenment : the cultural extinction of North American wolves -- Reintroduction
Control code
ocn123220158
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 270 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281731548
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123220158
Label
Vicious : wolves and men in America, Jon T. Coleman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-265) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Howls, snarls, and musket shots : saying "this is mine" in colonial New England -- Beasts of lore : how stories turned fearsome monsters into skulking criminals -- Wolf bullets with adders' tongues : how to kill a wolf in colonial New England -- Predator to prey : wolves' journey through the northeastern woodlands -- Surrounded : fear and retribution in the northeastern forests -- Metaphors of slaughter : two wolf hunts -- A wealth of canines : Mormon Americans on the Great Plains -- Call it a coyote : how to exterminate wolves in colonial Utah -- Annihilation and enlightenment : the cultural extinction of North American wolves -- Reintroduction
Control code
ocn123220158
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 270 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281731548
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123220158

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