Among wolves: Gordon Haber's insights into Alaska's most misunderstood animal.

Among wolves: Gordon Haber's insights into Alaska's most misunderstood animal. Gordon Haber, Marybeth Holleman.
Among wolves: Gordon Haber's insights into Alaska's most misunderstood animal.

Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2013. Octavo, paperback, photographs.

Alaska's wolves lost their fiercest advocate, Gordon Haber, when his research plane crashed in Denali National Park in 2009. Passionate, tenacious, and occasionally brash, Haber devoted his life to Denali's wolves. He weathered brutal temperatures in the wild to document the wolves and provided exceptional insights into wolf behaviour. Haber's writings and photographs reveal social behaviours and an astonishing degree of cooperation between wolf family members as they hunt, raise pups, and play. With the wolves at risk of being destroyed by hunting and trapping, his studies advocated for a balanced approach to wolf management. His fieldwork registered as one of the longest studies in wildlife science and had a lasting impact on wolf policies. Haber's field notes, his extensive journals, and stories from friends all come together in this book to reveal much about both the wolves he studied and the researcher himself. Wolves continue to fascinate and polarize people, and Haber's work continues to resonate.

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