The Homeward Wolf by Kevin Van TighemThe Homeward Wolf by Kevin Van Tighem

The Homeward Wolf

byKevin Van Tighem

Paper over Board | September 23, 2013

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Winner! 2014 Mountain Literature / Jon Whyte Award, Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival

Wolves have become a complicated comeback story. Their tracks are once again making trails throughout western Alberta, southern British Columbia and the northwestern United States, and the lonesome howls of the legendary predator are no longer mere echoes from our frontier past: they are prophetic voices emerging from the hills of our contemporary reality.

Kevin Van Tighem's first RMB Manifesto explores the history of wolf eradication in western North America and the species' recent return to the places where humans live and play. Rich with personal anecdotes and the stories of individual wolves whose fates reflect the complexity of our relationship with these animals, The Homeward Wolf neither romanticizes nor demonizes this wide-ranging carnivore with whom we once again share our Western spaces. Instead, it argues that wolves are coming back to stay, that conflicts will continue to arise and that we will need to find new ways to manage our relationship with this formidable predator in our ever-changing world.

Kevin Van Tighem, a former superintendent at Banff National Park, has written more than 200 articles, stories and essays on conservation and wildlife which have garnered him many awards, including Western Magazine Awards, Outdoor Writers of Canada book and magazine awards and the Journey Award for Fiction. He is the author of Bears Wit...
Title:The Homeward WolfFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:168 pages, 7 × 4.75 × 0.62 inPublished:September 23, 2013Publisher:RMB | Rocky Mountain BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927330831

ISBN - 13:9781927330838

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A profound look at human encroachment on animal habitats... Kevin Van Tighem's writing is lyrical and effective. In discussing the tragic nature of the relationship between humans and wolves, Van Tighem enlightens the reader to the fact that in order to coexist we must start looking at wolves (and all species) as neighbours, as opposed to trespassers.
Date published: 2013-12-13