Wolf Nation: The Life, Death, and Return of Wild American Wolves
By: Brenda Peterson
Non-fiction ( Nature)
What's it's about:
In the tradition of Peter Matthiessen's Wildlife in America or Aldo Leopold, Brenda Peterson tells the 300-year history of wild wolves in America. It is also our own history, seen through our relationship with wolves. The earliest Americans revered them. Settlers zealously exterminated them. Now, scientists, writers, and ordinary citizens are fighting to bring them back to the wild. Peterson, an eloquent voice in the battle for twenty years, makes the powerful case that without wolves, not only will our whole ecology unravel, but we'll lose much of our national soul.
Trying to gather my thoughts on how I feel about this book because it's a very emotional type of book,the first part brings to live the history of the wolves and how they was and still are hunted ,and how so many different types of wolf breeds are no more , as I was reading that part there was times I kept asking myself why did I have to pick this, did I really want to finish it , and there was times I just had to stop and walk way from it for a while, and just grab one of my dogs and hug them, all the time I kept playing though my mind what I just read , and then I'd go back to it, and once more I would ask myself this question: how could people be so mean to find ways of killing wolves and not only wolves but dogs as well. If you don't know it wolves are one of my all time favorite animals , their part of our history and heritage. Without them we lose so much of that, it took me awhile to get though that first part but after that it became a hole lot easier to read and enjoy, I especially loved how you got to see black and white drawings of wolves though out the because it shows us that there are people who want and are fighting to save the wolves.With that said I would love to say thinks to NetGalley for giving me the chance to read this book as well as a chance to learn more about the history and lives of wolves