Wolf Links and Reading
There are many wonderful wolf organizations, and you can find most of them online. Here are the sites I visited the most while writing Promise of the Wolves:
The International Wolf Center
You can also go to their Links page to find a comprehensive list of wolf organizations.
And check out WolfQuest, the new wolf video game.
Here are a few of the wolf and dog books (plus a couple of articles) that I found especially useful and interesting:
Of Wolves and Men, by Barry Lopez
Wolves: Biology, Ecology and Conservation, edited by L. David Mech and Luigi Boitani and its predecessor, The Wolf: The Ecology and Behavior of an Endangered Species, by L. David Mech
The Way of the Wolf, by L. David Mech
The Wolf Almanac, by Robert H. Busch
The Company of Wolves, by Peter Steinhart
The Wolves of Minnesota, by L. David Mech
The Ninemile Wolves, by Rick Bass
The Truth About Dogs: An Inquiry into Ancestry Social Conventions Mental Habits and Moral Fiber of Canis familiaris, by Stephen Budiansky
Dogs: A Startling New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior and Evolution, by Raymond Coppinger and Lorna Coppinger
The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behaviour and Interactions with People, edited by James Serpell
The Hidden Life of Dogs and The Social Life of Dogs, by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Other animal books with interesting stuff on wolves and dogs:
Animals in Translation, by Temple Grandin
The Mind of the Raven, by Bernd Heinrich
Here is an article (pdf) on D. K Balyaev’s experiment on fox domestication.
Here is an article on Robert K. Wayne’s work on the molecular evolution of the dog family.
And on my reading list for Book Two
Decade of the Wolf, by Douglas W. Smith and Gary Ferguson
The Comeback Wolves: Western Writers Welcome the Wolf Home, edited by Gary Wockner, Gregory McNamee, and Sueellen Campbell
Vicious: Wolves and Men in America, by John T. Coleman
Wild Harmonies: A Life of Music and Wolves, by Hélène Grimaud
Wolf Country: Eleven Years Tracking the Algonquin Wolves, by John Theberge and Mary Theberge
A Society of Wolves, by Rick McIntyre