A naturalist in Alaska Author:Adolph Murie From flyleaf: — Adolph Murie has written about the larger North American mammals from an ecological standpoint. In recent years, he has studied the Alaskan fauna as field biologist for the National Park Service. As his brother and fellow naturalist, Olaus writes, "This has meant living with the animals, trying to think as they do, establishing a... more »n intimate relationship with the creatures that reveals their motivation in all they do. Such intimate, on-the- ground contact with animals for as long as it takes to get the desired information, leads to an understanding of nature which is desperately lacking in this age of human exploitation of the planet."
The chapters in this book...concern the domestic ways of the Grizzly Bear, the Wolf, the Lynx, the Wolverine, the Dall Sheep, the Caribou and the Arctic Fox. But even more interesting than the life cycles are the interrelationships of these creatures; prey and predator maintaining a balance which only man can upset.« less