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I've been a fan of Barry Lopez ever since I read Arctic Dreams a few years ago.  So, a couple of week ago when I saw his Of Wolves and Men at a garage sale, I dared risk a dollar and picked it up.  Great read.  In it, Lopez writes a little about wolves themselves but devotes the vast majority of the book to analyzing the historical relationship man has with wolves throughout and trying to figure out why civilization (with the exception of Native American culture) has generally always feared and hated them.  And although he admits there are depredations on livestock and even a few cases of fatal attacks on humans, our attitudes have always been largely based on myth, irrational fear, ignorance and totally unfounded prejudice.  He further concludes that much the same attitudes exists among the anti-wolf segment of the population today in that they totally ignore the existing facts and refuse to accept any scientific evidence that might be contrary to their hatred of the wolf.  Interesting book for anyone interested the wolf controversy.

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Jer, I read this book for the first time in 1979. I couldn't put it down. This book catapulted me into a love of wolves, and eventually paved the way for me to spend a couple of years hanging out with a captive wolf pack in Tennessee (and raising a wolf cub for several months).

I met Barry Lopez in November 1986 (McKenzie Bridge, Oregon). A friend of mine was dating a friend of his, and we all spent that Thanksgiving with Barry and his wife Sandy. Lots of stories were shared, and of course I had him autograph my book  :)  



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I met Barry Lopez in November 1986

Cool.  I'd like to meet him.

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Couldn't find it in Kindle format, but the library has it.

I'll pick it up tonight and see if I remember how to hold a real book


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if I remember how to hold a real book

Really, red dog, it's not that hard. If you did it once, you can do it again.  Kind of like riding a bicycle. :D

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Read and put it in the "okay" category.  If anyone wants a copy, feel free to hit me up and you can buy mine!  It's a book I'm more than willing to divest from the RS Library...

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