Includes bibliographical references (p. 47) and index.
Surveys the history of the troubled relationship between wolves and humans, examines the view that these predators are a valuable part of the ecosystem, and describes the conservation movement to restore them to the wild.
ch. 1. "Beast of waste and desolation" -- ch. 2. Early conservationists -- ch. 3. Battle to bring the gray wolf home -- ch. 4. Back on the map.