"A fascinating and richly illustrated portrait." Explore both the history of the conflict between humankind and the wolf and the elaborate social behavior between these animals within their packs. Wolves is a photographic portfolio combining the work of some of North America's leading wildlife photographers and one of the world's leading nature writers, Daniel Wood. Through photographs and text, this most misunderstood of all animals is revealed in intimate detail. Topics include: Annual mating rituals Tender parenting skills Aggressive territorial imperative Relentless pursuit of game Pack cohesiveness Ability to navigate and communicate over vast distances. Wolves celebrates the wolf's return from the specter of extinction and calls for the protection of more territory where nature -- not humankind -- dominates.