The Man Who Lives with Wolves

Author: Shaun Ellis,Penny Junor

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307464547

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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What would compel a man to place himself in constant danger in order to become a member of a wolf pack? To eat with them, putting his head into a carcass alongside the wolves' gnashing teeth? To play, hunt, and spar with them, suffering bruises and bites? To learn their language so his howl is indistinguishable from theirs? To give up a normal life of relationships and family so that he can devote himself completely to the protection of these wild animals? In The Man Who Lives with Wolves, Shaun Ellis reveals how his life irrevocably changed the first time he set eyes on a wolf. In exhilarating prose, he takes us from his upbringing in the wilds of Norfolk, England, to his survival training with British Army Special Forces to the Nez Percé Indian lands in Idaho, where he first ran with a wolf pack for nearly two years. Offering an extraordinary look into the lives of these threatened, misunderstood creatures, Ellis shares how he ate raw kill–and little else; washed rarely, and only in plain water; learned to bury his face into the carcasses of prey–and, when necessary, to defend his share of the kill; communicated with the pack by his howls and body language, which over time became seemingly identical to theirs; and observed from this unique vantage point how wolves give birth to and raise their young, and enforce order among the pack. After years of living in the wild, Shaun Ellis was barely able to recognize the feral face that stared back at him from the mirror. And in The Man Who Lives with Wolves, we discover the life of a rare and fascinating man who abandoned civilization but never lost touch with his humanity.

The Man who Lives with Wolves

Author: Shaun Ellis,Penny Junor

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307464538

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

View: 4071

The star of "Living with the Wolfman" shares the story of his decision to live among wolves, describing his efforts in the wilds of England's Norfolk and on Idaho's Nez Perce Indian reservation where he makes homes with two packs in captivity.

Lone Wolf

Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439102759

Category: Fiction

Page: 421

View: 4186

When his father and sister are injured in an accident that has rendered his father comatose, estranged son Edward decides to stop his father's life support so that his organs can be donated, a choice his sister urges him to reconsider. Reprint. 1.5 million first printing.

Once a Wolf: The Science Behind Our Dogs' Astonishing Genetic Evolution

Author: Bryan Sykes

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 1631493809

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 5492

The author of Seven Daughters of Eve returns with a lively account of how all dogs are descended from a mere handful of wolves. How did wolves evolve into dogs? When did this happen, and what role did humans play? Oxford geneticist Bryan Sykes used the full array of modern technology to explore the canine genetic journey that likely began when a human child decided to adopt a wolf cub thousands of years ago. In the process, he discovered that only a handful of genes have created the huge range of shapes, sizes, and colors in modern dogs. Providing scientific insight into these adaptive stages, Sykes focuses attention on our own species, and how our own evolution from (perhaps equally aggressive) primates was enhanced by this most unlikely ally. Whether examining our obsession with canine purity, or delving into the prehistoric past to answer the most fundamental question of all, “Why do we love our dog so much?,” Once a Wolf is an engaging work no dog lover or ancestry aficionado should be without.

Six Ways to Keep the “Good” in Your Boy

Author: Dannah Gresh,Bob Gresh

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736981985

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 9106

This helpful resource equips you to instill integrity and honor in your son. Help him navigate the challenging tween years and beyond as you put him on the path to becoming a healthy and responsible adult. With some intentional parenting, your son can avoid the many pitfalls that prevent boys from growing into good men. Bob and Dannah Gresh share six proactive ways you can make a lasting impact in your son’s life. Get Him Outside to Play Encourage activities that spark his imagination and creativity and fulfill his God-given need for adventure. Give Him a Book So He Can Discover a Real “Call of Duty” Help him use his free time wisely and develop good discernment about what he reads, plays, and watches. Host Wing Nights and Fantasy Football Parties Let his dad be dad by giving him the freedom he needs to train and discipline his son well. Celebrate His Entrance into Manhood Prepare your son for changes to his body, his mood, and his attitude about the opposite sex. Unplug Him from a Plugged-In World Educate him early and often on the dangers of sexual sin and show him how to monitor his own media consumption. Let Him Open the Car Door for You Teach him how to be a gentleman and how to treat girls and women with kindness and respect. Good boys can grow up to be great men with a little guidance and a lot of prayer.

The White Devil

Author: Matthew Beresford

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780232055

Category: History

Page: 224

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From Ovid’s Lycaon to Professor Lupin, from Teen Wolf to An American Werewolf in Paris, the lycanthrope, or werewolf, comes to us frequently on the page and the silver screen. These interpretations often display lycanthropy as a curse, with the afflicted person becoming an uncontrollable, feral beast during every full moon. But this is just one version of the werewolf—its origins can be traced back thousands of years to early prehistory, and everything from Iron Age bog bodies and Roman gods to people such as Joan of Arc, Adolf Hitler, and Sigmund Freud feature in its story. Exploring the role of this odd assortment of ideas and people in the myth, The White Devil tracks the development of the werewolf from its birth to the present day, seeking to understand why the wolf curse continues to hold a firm grip on the modern imagination. Combining early death and burial rites, mythology, folklore, archaeological evidence, and local superstitions, Matthew Beresford explains that the werewolf has long been present in the beliefs and mythology of the many cultures of Europe. He examines prehistoric wolf cults, the use of the wolf as a symbol of ancient Rome, medieval werewolf executions, and the eradication of wolves by authorities in England during the Anglo-Saxon period. He also surveys werewolf trials, medical explanations, and alleged sightings, as well as the instances in which lycanthropes appear in literature and film. With sixty illustrations of these often terrifying—but sometimes noble—beasts, The White Deviloffers a new understanding of the survival of the werewolf in European culture.

The Native American Story Book Volume Four Stories of the American Indians for Children

Author: G.W. Mullins

Publisher: Light Of The Moon Publishing


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 141

View: 4543

Native Americans use storytelling to get to know one another, as well as, passing history and messages on to newer generations. These stories are a heritage, but they will be known only as long as they are told. When someone ceases to tell a story, part of our cultural knowledge is gone. The stories of Native American Indians have always possessed some greater meaning. They are often based in nature or about animals. And even though the tribes may vary in location or beliefs, deep within you will find a common thread. Respect for nature can be heard in stories from tribes from Canada to Florida. The stories included in this book show Native American storytelling at its best. Among the stories included in this fourth volume Of the Native American Story Book are: The Woman and her Bear, The Story of Winter Snow, The Warrior of High Cliff, The Sacred Pipe of the T'salagi, The Origin of Fire and the Canoe, The Long Journey, A New Bow for Tani, The Trickster's Great Fall and His Revenge, Grandfather Thunder, The Origin of the Doll Being and many, many more.

Wolves at Our Door

Author: Jim Dutcher,Jamie Dutcher,James Manfull

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743400496

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 6648

Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Jim and Jamie Dutcher produced the Discovery Channel's most successful wildlife documentary based on this book. The authors spent six years in the Idaho wilderness living with a pack of wolves and documenting their activities.