Recommended Reading

F. Stuart Chapman III F. Stuart Chapin III, known to his friends as “Terry,” is an Alaskan ecologist whose research has addressed the effects of changes in climate and wildfire on Alaskan ecology and rural communities. He explores ways that communities and agencies can increase sustainability of ecosystems and human communities over the long term despite rapid climatic and social changes. In this way, society can proactively shape changes toward a …

Carl Safina’s Latest: Becoming Wild

“New York Times bestselling author Carl Safina brings readers close to three non-human cultures—what they do, why they do it, and how life is for them. Becoming Wild offers a glimpse into cultures among non-human animals through looks at the lives of individuals in different present-day animal societies. By showing how others teach and learn, Safina offers a fresh understanding of what …

Among Wolves by Marybeth Holleman and Gordon Haber

“Alaska’s wolves lost their fiercest advocate, Gordon Haber, when his research plane crashed in Denali National Park in 2009. Passionate, tenacious, and occasionally brash, Haber, a former hockey player and park ranger, devoted his life to Denali’s wolves. He weathered brutal temperatures in the wild to document the wolves and provided exceptional insights into wolf behavior. Haber’s writings and photographs …

Oasis Earth by Richard Steiner

Looking for your next great read? Check out Richard Steiner’s new book, Oasis Earth: Planet in Peril! ”Oasis Earth confirms that we are destroying the biosphere of our Home Planet. We know the causes, consequences, and solutions to this existential crisis, yet we’ve failed to correct it. We are out of time: this decade is our last best chance to …

“Deep Into Yellowstone” by Rick Lamplugh

Looking for a new book? Check out “Deep into Yellowstone: A Year’s Immersion in Grandeur and Controversy” by Rick Lamplugh.   Follow Rick as he spends a year meandering through Yellowstone, digging deep into wildlife controversies: the removal of grizzlies from the Endangered Species Act, the hunting of park wolves along the park’s border, the overuse of the park itself, …

“The Hidden Life of Wolves”

Jim K, a member of AFW’s steering committee highly recommends National Geographic’s book “The Hidden Life of Wolves” by filmmakers Jim and Jamie Dutcher with forward by Robert Redford.   The Dutcher’s project took them into the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho, where they lived or six years near a wolf family year round. They observed and photographed the intimate lives …