Wolves, Grizzlies and Greenhorns: Death and Coexistence in the American West
Wolves, Grizzlies and Greenhorns: Death and Coexistence in the American West
Wolves, Grizzlies and Greenhorns: Death and Coexistence in the American West
Wolves, Grizzlies and Greenhorns: Death and Coexistence in the American West
Wolves, Grizzlies and Greenhorns: Death and Coexistence in the American West

Wolves, Grizzlies and Greenhorns: Death and Coexistence in the American West

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By: Maximilian Werner
ISBN: 978-0-88839-537-5 [Trade Paperback]
ISBN: 978-0-88839-578-8 [eBook]
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 5.5" X 8.5"
Pages: 352
Maps: 2
Illustrations/Photos: 7
Publication Date:  2021

Description

In Wolves, Grizzlies, and Greenhorns -- Death and Coexistence in the American West, Werner recounts the two-and-a-half years he spent tracking down and looking after a wolf pack that was rumored to have settled in the Centennial Valley of southwest Montana. Along the way he encounters and reflects on the lives of other animals, including deer, elk, fox, coyote, skunks, and grizzly bears. But he also encounters other humans too—ranchers, hunters, land and wildlife managers, cowboys—who offer their own, often conflicting perspectives about the natural world, other animals, and how both ought to be treated.

In the wild, wide-open landscapes of the American West, how animals are treated depends on the stories people tell about them, as well as on their ability to steer clear of humans and their livestockno easy task for animals that are running out of places to go!

The story of conflict between humans and wildlife is as old as humanity. But the landscapes of today bear little resemblance to the landscapes of the past. Over the last several hundred years, human consumption, development, greed, and over-population have increasingly displaced large predators. We need new, more nuanced, compassionate, empathetic stories, Werner argues; stories that recognize our place within the natural order, and the value of wild places and other animals’ right to live free of human interference. Wolves, Grizzlies, and Greenhorns – Death and Coexistence in the American West is one of those stories. 

Author Biography

Maximilian Werner is the award-winning author of seven books, Maximilian Werner Wolves Grizzlies Greenhornsincluding the essay collections Black River Dreams and The Bone Pile: Essays on Nature and Culture; the memoir Gravity Hill; the nonfiction book Evolved: Chronicles of the Pleistocene Mind; the novel Crooked Creek, and a book of poems titled Cold Blessings. He is an Associate Professor/lecturer in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric Studies at the University of Utah, where he teaches Intermediate Writing, Investigative Environmental Writing and Writing about War.


 

Book Reviews

“That the allure of Montana’s wolves and grizzlies plays better from afar than it does up close is the river that flows through Maximilian Werner’s fine book. This is thoughtful,
deeply-considered writing about a modern Montana experience. But its quiet style tracks to a bell ringer of an ending. Settle in and enjoy, but don’t get too comfortable.”
  
--Dan Flores, author of New York Times Best Seller, Coyote America

“Maximilian Werner ventures into the Centennial Mountains of southwest Montana and finds magic: The howling of a pack of wolves; a grizzly bear near his camp; the dark
mountain nights. For two and a half years, this self-described greenhorn returns to the
Centennial Valley to learn from local ranchers and wildlife experts about wolves and
grizzlies; and what he finds will alarm anyone who cares about these remarkable animals and wilderness they inhabit.”
  
--Doug Peacock, author of The Grizzly Years



 

 

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