on 14 May 2007
This is a largely visual book, full of stunning photographs that will appeal to anyone with an interest in wolves. The text, which definitely takes second place to the pictures, is informative, but only on a basic level - it is rather blandly written and does not go into much detail on any aspect of wolf behaviour or ecology. This is fine if you are beginner in the world of wolves and just want a general overview of the species, but if you already have some knowledge of wolves you will not find anything new or attention-grabbing here.
I was rather surprised and disappointed to see that a picture of maned wolves (actually not wolves at all) had been captioned 'red wolves' in this book - a fairly large oversight given that the authors are supposedly experts. There are also a number of grammatical errors, such as the omission of numerous apostrophes and the use of 'tale' instead of 'tail', which should not have made it into print - perhaps a lazy editor or over-reliance on computer spell-checkers is at fault here.
In conclusion, I recommend this book for the photographs, but if you are after a comprehensive, in-depth examination of the species, I suggest you look elsewhere.