The Wisdom of Wolves

Author: Jim Dutcher,Jamie Dutcher

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426218877

Category: Nature

Page: 228

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From the world-famous couple who lived alongside a three-generation wolf pack, this book of inspiration, drawn from the wild, will fascinate animal and nature lovers alike. For six years Jim and Jamie Dutcher lived intimately with a pack of wolves, gaining their trust as no one has before. In this book the Dutchers reflect on the virtues they observed in wolf society and behavior. Each chapter exemplifies a principle, such as kindness, teamwork, playfulness, respect, curiosity, and compassion. Their heartfelt stories combine into a thought-provoking meditation on the values shared between the human and the animal world. Occasional photographs bring the wolves and their behaviors into absorbing focus.

The Wisdom of Wolves

Author: Elli H. Radinger

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241346746

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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'ENCHANTING' MAIL ON SUNDAY They care for their elderly, play with their kids, and always put family first. Can we all learn something from the wisdom of wolves? In this unforgettable book, wolf expert and naturalist Elli Radinger draws on her 25 years of first-hand experience among the wolves of Yellowstone National Park to tell us their remarkable stories. __________ Wolves are more human than we ever knew . . . In fact, they can teach us how to be better humans. They play, love, care for others, show compassion, die of broken hearts, pine for home, work in teams, are endlessly patient and leaders know when to defer to followers. In The Wisdom of Wolves naturalist Elli Radinger takes us on a journey into the heart of the wolf pack, revealing what they can teach us about family, cooperation, survival, leadership, commitment and how to enjoy what life gives us. No other book will bring you closer to discovering the truth about wolves - and ourselves. 'This book is the result of her two decades of close observation; part impassioned memoir, part natural history study, and part photo gallery. Her access to her subjects is extraordinary' SUNDAY TIMES 'Elli's bestselling book suggests that in a high-tech age, when so many of us have become alienated from nature, wolves have much to teach us about the art of living well' DAILY MAIL 'Through The Wisdom of Wolves, we get to feel that little bit closer to the pack and discover what we may have in common' BBC WILDLIFE

The Wisdom of Youth in the Age of Wolves

Author: Mohamed Elgendy

Publisher: Mohamed Elgendy


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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This story was written in response to the demands and protests of young people around the world over the past years about getting more freedoms, and about seeking a better atmosphere that promotes decent life opportunities for all, I have tried hard to make the events as general and neutral as possible so the reader move away from the Ideological trends and personal thoughts, so that the reader does not get distracted from the content of the idea itself and to doesn’t go with his mind further to support the division in society. Even if the objectives are noble and their application seems simple and do not require effort, division makes those goals out of reach. The story addresses discusses some viable slogans in fact that are used and misinterpreted in support of outdated ideas either based on a heritage that does not take into account the course of the present, or depends on many of the true news after knowledge became available to all in the age of open skies, to the age that we sink in information and data after we have been looking for them and hardly find them for their scarcity, We have come to see many elders who may have the knowledge and do not have the wisdom to exploit it, in the past the wisdom of the elders has emerged from extracting the knowledge that is not available from the few available, and Today we see young people with the knowledge that the elderly cannot know, but they may lack the experience with which they can make the best use of that knowledge, and we are in an age of unwise elders and inexperienced adults, In an age when young people are ageing in form and subject. What if you find yourself in a land .... - Governed by elders who exploit wisdom. - Governed by the conflicts for control and influence. - Where you will be the prey. - Where the ruler is submissive to humiliation he made by himself. - That is subdued by oppression and injustice. - Where your death be the others fun.

The Wisdom of Wolves

Author: Twyman L. Towery

Publisher: N.A


Category: Success

Page: 168

View: 496

Author Twyman L. Towery explains, through wolf tales and metaphors, that the strength of the wolf pack, like any working group, lies in each member's ability to play a special role in harmony with the rest of the organization. "The Wisdom of Wolves" explains some of the crucial elements of any successful business or organization, such as teamwork, communication, perseverance, and attitude.

The Art of Self-Improvement

Author: Anna Katharina Schaffner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300247710

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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A brilliant distillation of the key ideas behind successful self-improvement practices throughout history, showing us how they remain relevant today "Schaffner finds more in contemporary self-improvement literature to admire than criticize. . . . [A] revelatory book."--Kathryn Hughes, Times Literary Supplement Self-help today is a multi-billion-dollar global industry, one often seen as a by-product of neoliberalism and capitalism. Far from being a recent phenomenon, however, the practice of self-improvement has a long and rich history, extending all the way back to ancient China. For millennia, philosophers, sages, and theologians have reflected on the good life and devised strategies on how to achieve it. Focusing on ten core ideas of self-improvement that run through the world's advice literature, Anna Katharina Schaffner reveals the ways they have evolved across cultures and historical eras, and why they continue to resonate with us today. Reminding us that there is much to learn from looking at time-honed models, Schaffner also examines the ways that self-improvement practices provide powerful barometers of the values, anxieties, and aspirations that preoccupy us at particular moments in time and expose basic assumptions about our purpose and nature.

Wolves at the Door

Author: Peter Arnds

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501366785

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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In view of the current rhetoric surrounding the global migrant crisis – with politicians comparing refugees with animals and media reports warning of migrants swarming like insects or trespassing like wolves – this timely study explores the cultural origins of the language and imagery of dehumanization. Situated at the junction of literature, politics, and ecocriticism, Wolves at the Door traces the history of the wolf metaphor in discussions of race, gender, colonialism, fascism, and ecology. How have 'Gypsies', Jews, Native Americans but also 'wayward' women been 'wolfed' in literature and politics? How has the wolf myth been exploited by Hitler, Mussolini and Turkish ultra-nationalism? How do right-wing politicians today exploit the reappearance of wolves in Central Europe in the context of the migration discourse? And while their reintroduction in places like Yellowstone has fuelled heated debates, what is the wolf's role in ecological rewilding and for the restoration of biodiversity? In today's fraught political climate, Wolves at the Door alerts readers to the links between stereotypical images, their cultural history, and their political consequences. It raises awareness about xenophobia and the dangers of nationalist idolatry, but also highlights how literature and the visual arts employ the wolf myth for alternative messages of tolerance and cultural diversity.

Recovery of Gray Wolves in the Great Lakes Region of the United States

Author: Adrian P. Wydeven,Timothy R. van Deelen,Edward Heske

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387859527

Category: Nature

Page: 360

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In this book, we document and evaluate the recovery of gray wolves (Canis lupus) in the Great Lakes region of the United States. The Great Lakes region is unique in that it was the only portion of the lower 48 states where wolves were never c- pletely extirpated. This region also contains the area where many of the first m- ern concepts of wolf conservation and research where developed. Early proponents of wolf conservation such as Aldo Leopold, Sigurd Olson, and Durward Allen lived and worked in the region. The longest ongoing research on wolf–prey relations (see Vucetich and Peterson, Chap. 3) and the first use of radio telemetry for studying wolves (see Mech, Chap. 2) occurred in the Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes region is the first place in the United States where “Endangered” wolf populations recovered. All three states (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) developed ecologically and socially sound wolf conservation plans, and the federal government delisted the population of wolves in these states from the United States list of endangered and threatened species on March 12, 2007 (see Refsnider, Chap. 21). Wolf management reverted to the individual states at that time. Although this delisting has since been challenged, we believe that biological recovery of wolves has occurred and anticipate the delisting will be restored. This will be the first case of wolf conservation reverting from the federal government to the state conser- tion agencies in the United States.

Feed the Wolf

Author: Jon M. Sweeney

Publisher: Broadleaf Books

ISBN: 1506470742

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 8455

Turn from fear and find peace. Saint Francis understood soldiers and fools, mothers and fathers, businesspeople and rulers, poets and court entertainers, pastors and criminals. He was, at one time or another, in both subtle and obvious ways, all of these things. Each spiritual lesson from the life of Saint Francis of Assisi begins with an invitation to embrace the wolf--to consider another viewpoint, to befriend our fears, and to discover something new. The path Saint Francis discovered is the way of faith made tangible--and his way was always a way of peace. In Feed the Wolf, author and Saint Francis scholar Jon M. Sweeney explores fifteen spiritual practices from the essential wisdom of Saint Francis to ease fear and uncertainty in our twenty-first-century lives: touch what is frightening; refuse power; have nothing to lose; spend time in the woods; pray with the moon; turn toward what's simple, and more. The world's most popular saint has illuminated a peaceful path forward for those of us navigating today's precarious times.