Cougar: Ghost of the Rockies
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. Following Dutcher's superb photographs, McCall combines the story of Dutcher's filmmaking with a richly detailed account of cougar behavior. Advised by Hornocker's Wildlife Research Service, he released Catrina, a pregnant female from the Boise Zoo, into a five-acre, specially built enclosure deep in Idaho's White Cloud Mountains; he observed her closely for a year. From Publishers Weekly Because of hunters and a solitary nature, cougars (also known as the panther and mountain lion) are difficult to locate and study. In mid-July Catrina gave birth to three male kittens; while she accepted the presence of humans, the kittens were hostile to them and it was decided to release these cougars into deeper wilderness in the spring. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. In conjunction with his prize-winning documentary film aired on ABC in 1990, Dutcher compiled the 70 color photos here. This book is a powerful a
"A nice book about a beautiful animal" according to Joseph McCauley. The cover photograph was only the first of many outstanding pictures in this book. The photographs are by Jim Dutcher, who provided most of the source material for the book. Most of the text was written by Karen McCall, rich with description almost to the point of being a distraction at times, but . My own copy marypeacefinley I had already read and studied this book which was loaned to me by a wildlife officer. It's so full of rich details that I wanted a copy of my own for background research on a novel I'm writing, THE RAVINE.. best cougar photos I've ever seen Lots of fantastic photos. A great story following one cougar.
Seventy full-color photographs capture the life cycle of the elusive mountain lion, following a year in the life of a mother cougar and her three cubs and documenting human interaction with the reclusive predator. 15,000 first printing.