It’s always a fun occasion at the Land Library when a new Douglas Chadwick book arrives. Douglas is a wildlife biologist who has studied mountain goats and grizzlies in the Rockies, elephants in Africa, and whales in the world’s oceans. Each book (shown below) is inspired by Chadwick’s long-term field studies — and his latest is no exception.
The Wolverine Way is largely based on the ongoing northern Montana Glacier Wolverine Project, and it’s the only book-length natural history of this elusive creature that we know of. As usual, Chadwick’s writing is quite timely, as the wolverine’s future is in doubt, due to global warming and habitat change. H. Emerson Blake, editor of Orion magazine writes: “Is there an animal that embodies the spirit of wildness more than the wolverine? Chadwick’s account of these remarkable creatures and the people who study them expresses the environmental crossroads that wolverines — and all of us — stand at.”
And here’s a few of Douglas Chadwick’s earlier works — all classic field studies!
The Fate of Elephants, True Grizz, The Grandest of Lives: Eye to Eye with Whales, A Beast the Color of Winter: The Mountain Goat Observed