A wolf called Romeo / Nick Jans.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: A Wolf Called Romeo is the remarkable story of a wolf who returned again and again to interact with the people and dogs of Juneau, living on the edges of their community, engaging in an improbable, awe-inspiring interspecies dance and bringing the wild into sharp focus. At first the people of Juneau were guarded, torn between shoot first, ask questions later instincts and curiosity. But as Romeo began to tag along with cross-country skiers on their daily jaunts, play fetch with local dogs, or simply lie near Nick and nap under the sun, they came to accept Romeo, and he them. For Nick it was about trying to understand Romeo, then it was about winning his trust, and ultimately it was about watching over him, for as long as he or anyone could.
    • Content Notes:
      Wolf! -- Rules of engagement -- Romeo -- The original machine -- Shoot, shovel, and shut up -- The survival sweepstakes -- What's in a name? -- The new normal -- The miracle wolf -- The wolf whisperer -- Pugs and Pomeranians -- Friends of Romeo -- The killers -- The weight of dreams.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-252) and index.
    • ISBN:
      9780547858197 (hbk.)
      0547858191 (hbk.)
    • Accession Number:
      2013048435
    • Accession Number:
      ocn854944619
      854944619
    • Accession Number:
      fay.419666
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      JANS, N. A wolf called Romeo. [s.l.] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 set. 2019.
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      Jans N. A Wolf Called Romeo. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2014. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.419666. Accessed September 20, 2019.
    • APA:
      Jans, N. (2014). A wolf called Romeo. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.419666
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Jans, Nick. 2014. A Wolf Called Romeo. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.419666.
    • Harvard:
      Jans, N. (2014) A wolf called Romeo. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.419666 (Accessed: 20 September 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Jans, N 2014, A wolf called Romeo, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, viewed 20 September 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Jans, Nick. A Wolf Called Romeo. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.419666.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Jans, Nick. A Wolf Called Romeo. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.419666.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Jans N. A wolf called Romeo [Internet]. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2014 [cited 2019 Sep 20]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.419666

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2014 June #1

*Starred Review* Jans was walking with his wife and yellow Lab in the gathering twilight when a black wolf they'd spotted on the frozen lake came bounding up near them. Forty yards away, he stopped, but then the Lab broke free and approached the wolf. The result of this encounter was a wild wolf that became part of the author's life on the fringe of suburban Juneau, an animal not only tolerant of humans but also downright friendly to dogs. As he began to be known among the local dog owners, it became clear that Romeo truly was sociable—playing with dogs of all types, putting up with pursuit by photographers, and interacting with all levels of clueless people. For six years, this friendly wolf graced the Juneau wilderness, accompanying people on hikes and interacting with their dogs. Woven through Romeo's story is the larger tale of humans and wolves, of close contact and fear, of wolves and dogs, and of an animal that lives both beyond and among us. As in Jans' previous works (The Grizzly Maze, 2006; The Glacier Wolf, 2009), the writing is both lyrical and factual, and through Jans' pen, we feel the crisp Alaska twilight and see the breeze ruffle Romeo's black coat. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2014 February #1

No, not some lovesick lad; this Romeo is a black wolf that sauntered into Jans's yard in Alaska and returned to bond with him and his neighbors—and even their pets. Jans, who has lived in Alaska for 30 years, had never seen anything like it. Given the current controversy over wolves in this country, this book is essential reading. Lots of photos from award-winning writer and photographer Jans.

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PW Reviews 2014 May #2

Nature photographer and author Jans (The Grizzly Maze) reflects on a six-year relationship between the citizens of Juneau, Alaska, and an unusually friendly lone black wolf named Romeo. Jans recalls his early meetings with the wolf on Mendenhall Lake, including when it intercepted a tennis ball intended for Jans's Labrador. Romeo's popularity grew through press coverage and word-of-mouth; he became "the town's de facto mascot" and companion to innumerable local canines. Jans's story is marred by political strife caused by Alaska's "controversial wildlife management" practices, with off and on aerial gunning programs targeting wolves which the human residents, "infused by a free-thinking, old-Alaska egalitarianism," largely disapproved. Threats to Romeo's survival escalate after a couple near-violent incidents with area dogs forces the Fish and Game agency to consider removing the wolf. Hunters set up illegal traps and a dog was mistakenly, and brutally, killed. When Romeo disappears, outdoorsman Harry Robinson investigates, leading police to a pair of sadistic poachers. Jans explains pack hierarchy and the punishing wolf life cycle, "a Darwinian gauntlet that demanded constant adaptation and complex responses," and defends the animals as unfairly perceived to be a threat to humans. Insightful and philosophical, Jans probes the boundaries between wilderness and civilization and our responsibilities to the untamed creatures in our midst. Photos. Agent: Elizabeth Kaplan. (July)

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