The Hidden Life of Wolves

 Looking for a great holiday gift idea for a wolf lover in your life or maybe for yourself? Well, unfortunately this book will not be available in time for Christmas, however it can be pre-ordered now for delivery in February of 2013. It is written by Jim and Jamie Dutcher, the couple who lived with and studied the Sawtooth pack of wolves in the Sawtooth mountains in Idaho.

The name of the book is THE HIDDEN LIFE OF WOLVES (National Geographic Books; ISBN 978-1-4262-1012-9; on sale Feb. 5, 2013; $25; hardcover) and it reveals the truth about a highly misunderstood, very social animal that, much as humans do, communicates lessons, bonds together and deeply loves its family.

The book portrays vivid observations about life in a wolf pack including the selection of pack leaders, the birth of pups and mourning the loss of a pack member. These observations offer new knowledge about the lives of wolves. The book is enhanced by wonderful photography that brings their behaviors to life.

As is described by the Dutchers; "Wolves possess something beyond their more obvious attributes of beauty, strength, and intelligence. These animals, who have been maligned for centuries and despised as the embodiment of all that is cowardly, savage, and cruel, clearly care about one another. They show signs of what we believe are nothing less than empathy and compassion."

This book is very timely by presenting breakthrough and critical scientific evidence for the betterment and understanding of this keystone social species. The wolf recently lost its federal protection in the U.S. and is being killed at an alarming pace. The Dutchers are committed to sharing their in-depth knowledge of wolves to help counteract the many false myths that are being spread throughout the world.

Royalties from "The Hidden Life Of Wolves" will go to the Dutchers’ nonprofit organization, 'Living with Wolves', which is dedicated to raising awareness about wolves and their importance to the environment. Actor Robert Redford, who met Jim Dutcher 34 years ago, wrote the foreword to this book. He also shares the Dutcher's concern for the natural world and serves on the honorary board of Living with Wolves.

To pre-order their new book, click on the link below. Although not available until Feb. 5th, 2013, it would still make a nice Christmas gift with a notice that it had been ordered for that wolf lover in your life! Merry Christmas and Happy Howlidays!

Link To Purchase Book The Hidden Life of Wolves

About the Authors

JIM DUTCHER is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer whose extraordinary camerawork has led audiences to places never before filmed: inside beaver lodges, down burrows to peek at newborn wolf pups and into the private life of a mother mountain lion. His work includes the National Geographic special, “A Rocky Mountain Beaver Pond,” and ABC World of Discovery’s two highest-rated films, “Cougar: Ghost of the Rockies” and “Wolf: Return of a Legend.”

JAMIE DUTCHER, Jim’s wife and co-producer, worked in the animal hospital of the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., before bringing her knowledge of animal husbandry and medical care to the Sawtooth film project. Her recordings of the howls of the Sawtooth Pack won an Emmy for sound recording.

Responses to "The Hidden Life of Wolves - New book by Jim & Jamie Dutcher"

  1. Anonymous says:

    While visiting a friend in Virginia this week, I happenned to come upon a radio broadcast of an interview with Jamie and Jim Dutcher and learned about the book and films. I just want to say 'thank you' for your work. I became introduced to wolves (for real) through Mission Wolf while they were passing through New Paltz, New York a few years back. They maintain a sanctuary in Colorado and their motto is 'Education vs. Extinction.' The human impact upon these (and other) remarkable creatures is devastating. It is difficult to hear about and yet so important to know about and act on their behalf. Again, thank you, thank you, thank you. S. Hope Altkin

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