WorldCat Identities

Mech, L. David

Overview
Works: 102 works in 299 publications in 3 languages and 11,559 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Performer
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 )

26 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the dawn of history, no other living thing (save, possibly, the snake) has been as reviled by humankind as the wolf. Still, wolves and people have been drawn to each other since the beginning. Canis lupus bounds through our folklore, howls in our dreams, and--occasionally--competes with us on the hunt. As one zoologist imagines it: "Through the cold of winter the wolf made music in the mysterious darkness and sometimes, in curiosity, sat just beyond the dwindling circle of firelight and watched." The curiosity was mutual; this is the feared animal, ironically, that gave rise to man's best friend. Yet only recently has science begun to understand these complex social mammals. Enter biologist L. David Mech
Wolves : behavior, ecology, and conservation by Luigi Boitani( Book )

17 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 1,053 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 752 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 530 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
The wolves of Minnesota : howl in the heartland( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of animal radio-tracking by L. David Mech( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 365 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 266 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 206 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 189 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

Role of the wolf in a deer decline in the Superior National Forest by L. David Mech( Book )

7 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 118 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 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deer population in the Central Superior National Forest, 1967-1985 by Michael E Nelson( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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 (166)

German (2)

Spanish (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