WOLF ISLAND virtual launch event with the International Wolf Center, Greg Breining, and L. David Mech

L. David Mech will host a virtual event with the International Wolf Center and co-author Greg Breining for the launch of his new book, WOLF ISLAND.
When Oct 27, 2020
from 17:00 PM to 18:00 PM
Where Virtual (more info below)
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The world’s leading wolf expert describes the first years of a major study that transformed our understanding of one of nature’s most iconic creatures
 L. David Mech will host a virtual event with the International Wolf Center and co-author Greg Breining for the launch of his new book, Wolf Island: Discovering the Secrets of a Mythic Animal. This event will include remarks by author L. David Mech, followed by a conversation moderated by co-writer Greg Breining, and audience Q&A. International Wolf Center Executive Director Grant Spickelmier will offer introductory remarks, with the audience Q&A moderated by IWC’s Interpretive Center Director, Krista Harrington. Please register for the event here to receive the virtual meeting information.

Signed copies of the book will be available to purchase through the International Wolf Center's online shop, the Wolf Den Store: shop.wolf.org.

Wolf Island recounts three extraordinary summers and winters L. David Mech spent on the isolated outpost of Isle Royale National Park, tracking and observing wolves and moose on foot and by airplane—and upending the common misperception of wolves as destructive killers of insatiable appetite. 

"Fans of wolves, field biology, and good natural history writing will welcome Mech’s long-overdue reminiscences." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"L. David Mech’s writing on wolves is foundational: every new study owes a debt to his scholarship, and any respectable stack of wolf books is anchored by The Wolf, his indispensable classic. With Wolf Island, we now have a volume to top the stack as well. Mech’s excellent and eminently readable account of the origins of his fieldwork in Isle Royale National Park is as inspirational as it is educational. Here’s hoping it sends another generation of students—and readers of all ages—into the wild." —Nate Blakeslee, author of American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West

"No scientist has done more to shape our understanding of wolves than L. David Mech, and no ecosystem has been more influential than Isle Royale. Wolf Island is a lively, well-told story that sheds new light on the early days of ecology’s most important long-term study, the formative years of a master biologist, and the complex lives of an iconic and misunderstood predator." —Ben Goldfarb, author of Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter

"For many of us fascinated with wolves, Adolph Murie and L. David Mech are the two scientist/field naturalists whose books first gave these animals life and breath. Now, in this unflinching and highly readable memoir, Mech lets readers experience the inside story of how, as a young graduate student, he illuminated the murky world of America’s iconic predator. And ended up writing a classic." —Dan Flores, New York Times bestselling author of Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History