The New Wolves : The Return of the Mexican Wolf to the American Southwest
A vivid exploration of the reintroduction of the Mexican wolf to the American Southwest. Lobos, or Mexican wolves, once roamed freely throughout Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas until they were hunted to extinction when big cattle interests came to the Southwest. Now, a Mexican wolf introduction - similar to the Yellowstone efforts for its cousin the gray wolf - is underway in Arizona. But cattle have overgrazed the fragile land, damaging the ecosystem that barely sustains their vast numbers. With literary talent and a naturalist's sensibility, Rick Bass examines the circumstances of the Mexican wolves. Part meditation, part probing journalism, The New Wolves is an important new chapter in the drama of wolves and the American West.
- Paperback | 184 pages
- 141 x 209.6 x 13.2mm | 233.89g
- 01 Mar 2001
- ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
- The Lyons Press
- Guilford, United States
- New edition
- New edition
About Rick Bass
Rick Bass has authored works of fiction and nonfiction, including Colter, The Ninemile Wolves, Oil Notes, and The Watch, He lives in Yaak, Montana.
"A lyrical narrative along the boundaries of the nature essay, character portraiture and eco-philosophy.... A unique poetic voice. This is a ballad of a book, a hymn to the gloriously defiant power of survival that transcends the single issue that is its putative subject." - Publishers Weekly"