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Mech, L. David

Overview
Works: 101 works in 307 publications in 4 languages and 11,690 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Internet videos  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Illustrator
Classifications: QL737.C22, 599.74442
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about L. David Mech
 
Most widely held works by L. David Mech
The wolf: the ecology and behavior of an endangered species by L. David Mech( Book )

30 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Years of research during the 1960s in Michigan's Isle Royale National Park provided Mech with a level of firsthand knowledge shared by few in the field. In 1970 he compiled his findings (updated in 1980) into the preeminent document of its kind. Thomas McNamee, author of The Return of the Wolf to Yellowstone, calls the book the "best single source of information on wolf biology," and refers to its author as "the undisputed king of wolf research." When government officials in the early 1990s decided to embark on an ambitious project to reintroduce wolves into their former range of Yellowstone National Park, they called on Mech's expertise. All this is to say that, if you want to learn about wolves, you cannot ignore this seminal work or its author. Chapters cover wolf evolution, range, and physiology; society and pack behavior; reproduction; hunting and predator-prey relationships; and the species' uncertain future. Like any self-respecting scientist, Mech includes all the hard data, but he presents his work in an engaging manner that is accessible to a broader audience, drawing heavily on anecdotes and personal experience."--Amazon.ca (book desc. 1981 ed.)
Wolves : behavior, ecology, and conservation by Luigi Boitani( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolves are some of the world's most charismatic and controversial animals, capturing the imaginations of their friends and foes alike. Highly intelligent and adaptable, they hunt and play together in close-knit packs, sometimes roaming over hundreds of square miles in search of food. Once teetering on the brink of extinction across much of the United States and Europe, wolves have made a tremendous comeback in recent years, thanks to legal protection, changing human attitudes, and efforts to reintroduce them to suitable habitats in North America. As wolf populations have rebounded, scientific studies of them have also flourished. But there hasn't been a systematic, comprehensive overview of wolf biology since 1970. In Wolves, many of the world's leading wolf experts provide state-of-the-art coverage of just about everything you could want to know about these fascinating creatures. Individual chapters cover wolf social ecology, behavior, communication, feeding habits and hunting techniques, population dynamics, physiology and pathology, molecular genetics, evolution and taxonomy, interactions with nonhuman animals such as bears and coyotes, reintroduction, interactions with humans, and conservation and recovery efforts. The book discusses both gray and red wolves in detail and includes information about wolves around the world, from the United States and Canada to Italy, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Israel, India, and Mongolia. Wolves is also extensively illustrated with black and white photos, line drawings, maps, and fifty color plates
The Arctic wolf : living with the pack by L. David Mech( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the author's observations on a pack of wolves in the Canadian high arctic. Illustrated by 95 colour photographs taken by the author
The way of the wolf by L. David Mech( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and German and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text focus on wolf behavior and biology, offering an overview of animals' social hierarchy, communication methods, feeding habits, and reproduction
The wolves of Isle Royale by L. David Mech( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 2002 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolves of the high Arctic by L. David Mech( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photoessay of the year round life of a wolf pack of the Canadian high Arctic by internationally recognized wolf authority L. David Mech
Handbook of animal radio-tracking by L. David Mech( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A practical manual which explains the use of radio-tracking in ecological and biological research
The wolves of Minnesota : howl in the heartland( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wolves of Denali( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arctic wolf : ten years with the pack by L. David Mech( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dynamics, movements, and feeding ecology of a newly protected wolf population in Northwestern Minnesota by Steven H Fritts( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deer social organization and wolf predation in northeastern Minnesota by Michael E Nelson( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolves on the hunt : the behavior of wolves hunting wild prey by L. David Mech( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecological studies of the timber wolf in northeastern Minnesota by L. David Mech( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risky Business: A Look Inside America's Adult Film Industry( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the social, psychological, and economic impact of performing in adult films. What makes people decide to become adult entertainers, what are their experiences in the business, and how do they manage their lives once they exit the business? The documentary also examines proposed regulations that would address current industry issues, including workplace health and safety, such as mandatory STD testing and condom use, and job discrimination once performers decide to leave the industry and pursue conventional employment
Role of the wolf in a deer decline in the Superior National Forest by L. David Mech( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elk calf survival and mortality following wolf restoration to Yellowstone National Park by Shannon M Barber-Meyer( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winter nutrition and population ecology of white-tailed deer in the Central Superior National Forest by Glenn D DelGiudice( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolf population in the Central Superior National Forest, 1967-1985 by L. David Mech( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Status, distribution, and movements of martens in northeastern Minnesota by L. David Mech( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Wolves : behavior, ecology, and conservation
Alternative Names
David Mech biolog amerykański

L. David Mech ahli biologi asal Amerika Serikat

L. David Mech Amerikaans bioloog

L. David Mech Biólogo y ecologista estadounidense

L. David Mech US-amerikanischer Verhaltensforscher

Lucyan David Mech

Mech Dave

Mech Dave 1937-....

Mech, David

Mech, David 1937-

Mech, L. D. 1937-

Languages
English (165)

German (2)

Spanish (1)

French (1)

Covers
Wolves : behavior, ecology, and conservationThe way of the wolfThe wolves of Isle RoyaleThe wolves of Minnesota : howl in the heartlandThe wolves of DenaliThe Arctic wolf : ten years with the pack