Three Among the Wolves

Three Among the Wolves

A Couple and Their Dog Live A Year With Wolves in the Wild

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
The author, one of National Geographic's "great explorers of the twentieth century," chronicles her adventures among the wolves of the Canadian Yukon with her husband Bill and their Husky dog, Charlie, as they observed various packs from up close.

Perseus Publishing
Three Among the Wolves is a highly readable true-life adventure tale combined with a fascinating natural history of the wolf. Helen and Bill Thayer, accompanied by their part-wolf, mostly Husky dog, Charlie, set out on foot to live among wild wolf packs ? first in the Canadian Yukon and then in the Arctic. They eventually set up camp within 100 feet of a wolf den, and are greeted with apprehension at first. They establish trust over time, because the wolves accept Charlie as the alpha male of the newly arrived "pack."

The Thayers discover the complexities of wolf family structure, including how pups are reared and how the injured are tenderly cared for. They view the intricacies of the hunt firsthand ? how ravens direct wolves to prey in exchange for carrion ? as well as the wolves' finely honed survival skills and engaging playfulness. Readers observe the ways Helen and Bill model pack behavior and how they address an unforeseen event: the Arctic wolves attempt to lure Charlie to join them.

Publisher: Seattle : Sasquatch Books, c2004
ISBN: 9781570613982
Characteristics: xvii, 238 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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