The wolverine way / by Douglas H. Chadwick.
By: Chadwick, Douglas H.Material type: BookPublisher: Ventura, CA : Patagonia Books, Copyright date: �2010Edition: First edition.Description: 1 online resource (277 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781938340062; 193834006X.Subject(s): Wolverine | Wolverine -- Behavior | Wolverine -- Montana -- Glacier National Park | Wolverine -- Conservation | NATURE -- Animals -- Mammals | SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Mammals | Glacier National Park (Mont.) | Wildlife conservation | Wolverine -- Behavior | Wolverine -- Conservation | Wolverine -- Montana -- Glacier National Park | Wolverine | Wolverines -- Behavior | WolverinesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Wolverine way.DDC classification: 599.766 Online resources: Click here to access MontanaLibrary2Go title or place hold | Excerpt Click here to listen to an excerpt of this title | Image
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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.
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.
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