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Predatory Bureaucracy: The Extermination of Wolves and the Transformation of the West

By: Michael Robinson

480 pages, 30 b/w photos

University Press of Colorado

Paperback | Dec 2005 | #155492 | ISBN: 0870818198
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Hardback | Dec 2005 | #155491 | ISBN: 087081818X
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Detailing the evolution of federal wildlife-extermination programs, the author tracks America's wolves and attitudes toward predators through US history. This book is for readers interested in wildlife, nature, agriculture, and environmental politics.


The Immutable Laws of Progress; A Howling Wilderness with a Vengeance; Last Feast on Wild Meat; The Best-Organised Interest in the West; Bug Hunters and Gopher Detectives; One Big Joke with Him; A Good Wolf; Manly Sport with the Rifle; A Certain Faction of the Natives; Wide Awake and Anxious; Ghost Scent; Your Uncle; That the Conquerors May Live; A Campaign Against Magpies; Intelligent Conservation; True Value; The Difference Between an Englishman and a Chinaman; Squawking Stockmen; Much Less Necessary in the Future; It's Alive!; Full Blast of the Machine; With Little Molestation; Honourable chief Cur; Not His to Take Away; Wildlife Services; Now or in in the Future; Detectable Ambivalence.

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