The Wisdom of Wolves: Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack

The Wisdom of Wolves: Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack

From the world-famous couple who lived alongside a three-generation wolf pack, this book of inspiration, drawn from the wild, will fascinate animal and nature lovers alike.

For six years Jim and Jamie Dutcher lived intimately with a pack of wolves, gaining their trust as no one has before. In this book the Dutchers reflect on the virtues they observed in wolf society and behavior. Each chapter exemplifies a principle, such as kindness, teamwork, playfulness, respect, curiosity, and compassion. Their heartfelt stories combine into a thought-provoking meditation on the values shared between the human and the animal world. Occasional photographs bring the wolves and their behaviors into absorbing focus.

Title:The Wisdom of Wolves: Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781426218866
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About Jim Dutcher

After an award-winning filmmaking career, Jim Dutcher turned his energies to a life-altering focus: the wolf. Armed with a Forest Service permit, he and his wife Jamie lived in a tented camp bordering Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness. For six years, they documented the social hierarchy and behavior of the Sawtooth Pack, wolves they bottle-fed as pups. The Dutchers’ extraordinary experiences with what t


    The Wisdom of Wolves: Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack Reviews

  • Diane S ?

    Your reaction of this book will depend on what you are looking for. First, obviously you have to have an interest in wolves, which I do, and second if you are looking for a book about wolves in the wi...

  • Kerri Anne

    This is not the book about wolves I wanted it be. It's the latest offering written by a couple who lived with a pack of wolves in mountains our hearts also call home here in Central Idaho in the early...

  • Matt

    There are good wolf books out there. This, however, is not one of them.Quick, here's a fun exercise: Think of some cliches you could write about the wisdom of social pack creatures such as wolves. Now...

  • Woody Chichester

    Insightful and interesting look at wolves as they are- family oriented, playful, smart, compassionate and even empathetic. Words you don't normally hear associated with wolves, but you should....

  • Janelle

    “Only by seeing wolves as they are, as neither demon or deity but as creatures worthy of our admiration will we find tolerance within our own human character.”If you are familiar and a fan of wolv...

  • Maxine

    There had been a debate raging in the US starting in the 1970s about reintroducing wolves into Yellowstone and other national parks. Historically, wolves have been one of the most vilified animals on ...

  • Jordan

    Simply incredible. Find this review and an interview with the authors at Forever Lost in Literature!For six years, Jim and Jamie Dutcher lived on the perimeter of Idaho's Sawtooth Wilderness with a pa...

  • Jonathan Maas

    A Great Book that Makes the Most of a World that No Longer Holds a Place for WolvesWolves are beautiful, right? They represent freedom, and look great while howling on a T-shirt, right?Of course they ...

  • Correen

    It took me awhile to appreciate the work of Jim and Jody Dutcher. I did not understand the value of a setting where humans and wolves lived in close proximity. It seemed that their observations would ...

  • Summer

    I really enjoyed this book. It is clear a lot of care went into writing it. Personally, I really enjoyed the photographs before every chapter so readers can put a face to each of the wolf characters. ...