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Desert Dogs: Coyotes, Foxes & Wolves

Jonathan and Roseann Beggy Hanson

$4.95
$4.46 Member Price
1996
ISBN: 1886679053
Paperback: 24 pages
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches

Description

Desert Dogs adds dimension to sketchy and often misunderstood portrayals of four species of wild dogs that inhabit the deserts of the Southwest: the kit fox, the coyote, the gray fox, and the endangered Mexican wolf. Authors and naturalists, Jonathan and Roseann Hanson counter myths about wild dogs — particularly their unmerited reputations as natural stock killers — by replacing fictional images with a closer and sometimes lighthearted look at the sophisticated skills and social systems of the animals: from the structure and purpose of pack formation and howling patterns to the inspiring ability of coyotes, foxes, and wolves to co-exist without depleting each other's resources.

Illustrated with 24 full-color photographs, Desert Dogs is an excellent resource for readers unfamiliar with desert life and anyone who seeks a better understanding of the canines that inhabit our neighboring desert, urban alleyways, and suburban backyards.

Reviews

Arizona Daily Star
"One of the most engaging and useful animal books in a long time."