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The Ninemile Wolves: An Essay [Hardcover]

Rick Bass
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Jun 1993
Defiant and opionated, Rick Bass has written an inspired essay advocating wolf reintroduction and recolonization, in the context of one, small pack's fate. An environmental issue for all, philosophical for some and yet moral for Bass, the wolf and its return have polarized the whole of the West--igniting the passions of both cattle ranchers and environmentalists, wildlife biologists and hunters. The result of years of personal study and scores of interviews with people both for and against the wolf's return to the Northern Rockies, THE NINEMILE WOLVES is not so much a scientific study as one man's' vigorous, emotional inquiry into the proper relationship between man and nature.
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  • Hardcover: 162 pages
  • Publisher: Clark City Pr (Jun 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0944439489
  • ISBN-13: 978-0944439487
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 15.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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"Eloquent...inspiring...with his own passion, Mr. Bass makes a powerful case for reviving wolf packs in the United States." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll want wolves in your backyard. 12 Dec 1997
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Format:Paperback
Well, you won't want them in your backyard if you're raising cattle. This story about the Ninemile wolf pack in northwestern Montana is a fascinating account of a wolf reintroduction program, and it deals with the complexity of the situation thoroughly and compassionately. Bass makes no secret of his own opinions--he wants wolves to make a comeback in the lower 48--but he discusses the concerns of the ranchers and all parties involved in a professional, fair manner. I learned more about wolves from reading this book than from any other source, and it helped me to clear up many of my own misconceptions about these canines. Bass very cleverly shows us the human side of the wolf reintroduction issue, the often predictable pattern of what happens when you put wolves and people together. And it helped me to think about wolves in a new way--if there's an antonym for anthropomorphism, Bass's writing is it. And like all of Bass's other books, this one displays his uncanny economy with words. If you think that all nonfiction writing should be devoid of passion or color, this isn't the book for you. But if you love wolves, you'll love this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book that makes you yearn for more 30 Nov 2010
Format:Hardcover
I read this book in a day as I just could not put it down. It is written in a conversational style and although does ramble in parts, is well written.

Wolves living alongside the human race is a contentious subject and whilst it is clear Rick Bass is in support of the wonderful wolf, he spends time explaining the impact of wolves from both sides of the argument and why it is so important for them to work together.

This book was written in 1992, and I long to know what has happened since then to the remaining wolves. A contact on a forum has let me know that at the beginning of 2009, the Ninemile Wolf Pack consisted on 5 wolves, 3 adults and 2 pups. At the end of 2009, there were 3 adults and 7 pups. Long may they live!

A 2nd book following them, would be great!
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5.0 out of 5 stars You'll want wolves in your backyard. 12 Dec 1997
By buzzsaw@tdstelme.net - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Well, you won't want them in your backyard if you're raising cattle. This story about the Ninemile wolf pack in northwestern Montana is a fascinating account of a wolf reintroduction program, and it deals with the complexity of the situation thoroughly and compassionately. Bass makes no secret of his own opinions--he wants wolves to make a comeback in the lower 48--but he discusses the concerns of the ranchers and all parties involved in a professional, fair manner. I learned more about wolves from reading this book than from any other source, and it helped me to clear up many of my own misconceptions about these canines. Bass very cleverly shows us the human side of the wolf reintroduction issue, the often predictable pattern of what happens when you put wolves and people together. And it helped me to think about wolves in a new way--if there's an antonym for anthropomorphism, Bass's writing is it. And like all of Bass's other books, this one displays his uncanny economy with words. If you think that all nonfiction writing should be devoid of passion or color, this isn't the book for you. But if you love wolves, you'll love this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Are you kidding this book is great! 7 May 2006
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Format:Paperback
I can't believe that only ONE person read that book! I LOVED it. And I am just a kid. I read two books on the same pack and this one was the second one I read. At the sad part I cried in this book even though I already knew what happened and I don't normally cry in books. He was a strong author and he told about his life he left his own soul in that book and no one bothered to even write a REVIEW even except for one person. This book is extrodinary! You should really read it. You will be pulled in to it as he tells about how wolves changed so many people's lives. You have to read it. I may be just some kid reading a book that is ment for 15+ but I have as much say in it as anyone else. You have to read it. You will never see wolves in the same way again.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly excellent 10 July 2011
By Ann LaRee Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Thank you, Rick Bass. This book is everything: poetic, philosophic, informative. Thought-provoking and awe-inspiring. I found myself turning down page after page, underlining passage after passage. I'd like to buy a copy of this book for everyone I know, then tie them down and force them to read it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 STARS---8 STARS---8 STARS 22 July 2011
By Len - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
162 + + PAGES OF WOLF STORIES AND WOLF INFORMATION.
I LOVE READING ABOUT WOLVES AND THIS IS A GREAT ONE.
I WENT THRU THREE HIGHLIGHTERS UNDERLINING PORTIONS
FOR WHEN I SEND THIS TO MY B-I-L.

AMAZON RATING SYSTEM GETS ANOTHER HIT ON THIS ONE---
NOT ENOUGH STARS TO RATE SOME BOOKS---THIS BEING ONE.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why yes I'll have another 19 Dec 2013
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What can I say but this book really helped to fill in some information about this pack. I had taken a class with a professor that observed one of the wolves mentioned after she was in captivity. She showed signs of PTSD and her story intrigued me as a sophomore in college. I still hold on to this book after almost 10 years just to remind me.
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