Shadow Mountain: A Memoir of Wolves, a Woman, and the Wild by Renee Askins

Shadow Mountain: A Memoir of Wolves, a Woman, and the Wild

byRenee Askins

Kobo ebook | August 13, 2002

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After forming an intense bond with Natasha, a wolf cub she raised as part of her undergraduate research, Renée Askins was inspired to found the Wolf Fund. As head of this grassroots organization, she made it her goal to restore wolves to Yellowstone National Park, where they had been eradicated by man over seventy years before. In this intimate account, Askinsrecounts her courageous fifteen-year campaign, wrangling along the way with Western ranchers and their political allies in Washington, enduring death threats, and surviving the anguish of illegal wolf slayings to ensure that her dream of restoring Yellowstone’s ecological balance would one day be realized. Told in powerful, first-person narrative, Shadow Mountain is the awe-inspiring story of her mission and her impassioned meditation on our connection to the wild.

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Title:Shadow Mountain: A Memoir of Wolves, a Woman, and the WildFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 13, 2002Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385507089

ISBN - 13:9780385507080


Rated 3 out of 5 by from good but not really about wolves as much as an autobiography I got this book from someone who said it was about wolves. This statement was semi-true I guess. Its really more about the author and her life which is interesting but not really about natural history or animal biology. Its more of an auto-biography when I was expecting it more to be about wildlife. 
Date published: 2014-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful memoir! I just love this book. It chronicles the author's life, her early experiences with wolves, and her quest to reintroduce the wolf to its natural place in Yellowstone National Park in 1995. This is a book to treasure and demands re-readings.
Date published: 2010-05-17