A Wolf Called Romeo – by Nick Jans

THE BEST man-wild animal book I have EVER read. PERIOD.

 

Romeo
Romeo

 

 

 

 

 

 

I ordered this book as a member of the Amazon Vine program. This story is a treasure. It’s a gift…a unique and wonderful journey.

My favorite, all-time man-dog book is Merle’s Door: Lessons from a Free-thinking Dog by Ted Kerasote.

Enter Nick Jans with his book entitled A Wolf Called Romeo. This is unequivocally THE BEST man-wild animal book I have EVER read. PERIOD.

A Wolf Called Romeo
A Wolf Called Romeo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jans uses his life experience as an author, naturalist, experienced outdoorsman, investigative journalist and photographer to weave a wonderful story.

The essence of the book (for me) is characterized in the following excerpt:

“Running a Darwinian gauntlet that demanded constant adaptation and complex responses, with scant margin for error, he had accomplished what few large predators ever had, or will: he lived near, even among, thousands of humans over most of his life – not just a shadowed presence or camp follower,, but as an independent, socially interactive creature whose territory overlapped our own – without the benefit of a large-scale preserve. Through this time among us, he remained his own gatekeeper, his comings and goings defining the ever-shifting boundary between worlds, rendering our own surveys and markers meaningless.” (excerpt from page 185 – my uncorrected proof).

Like I’ve said – THE BEST man-wild animal book I have EVER read. PERIOD. Like I said – THE BEST man-wild animal book I have EVER read. PERIOD. This book should be required reading for wildllfe biology students and practitioners everywhere!!! When it comes to understanding the wolf ( I hike in northeastern Oregon –  Eagle Cap Wilderness – where wolves are now becoming re-established ) hikers, civilians, researchers, ranchers, naturalists and environmentalists would ALL be well-served by consuming this work. BUY IT! READ IT! LEARN FROM IT! – as we have vastly more to learn about this creature – and its interaction with man (and man’s interaction with the wolf).

Buy it! Savor it. Look for Nick Jans and go meet him at an author appearance. You’ll be blessed by this true story. I certainly was. I promise. PERIOD.

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