Bringing back the wolves : how a predator restored an ecosystem

Published 2020
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"In 1995, the gray wolf was reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park after a seventy-year absence. All these years later, we can clearly see the cascading effects this has had on the park's ecosystem. This is a spectacular example of a trophic cascade, the term used when an important member of an ecosystem goes missing and many other living things are indirectly affected, causing a chain reaction of events. In the case of the reintroduced wolves of Yellowstone, the chain reaction went as far as changing the behavior of waterways and the surrounding geology. This book is a fascinating exploration of the transformations that have taken place in Yellowstone National Park since the wolves returned -- including the monumental changes to the landscape and to all the animals that live there -- clearly told through lively narrative and food web infographics." -- Provided by publisher.

9781771386258 (hardcover)
39 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm
Includes bibliographical references (page 38) and index.
An unintentional experiment
Taming the wild
The food web
Silence in the valley
Portrait of a wolf...
And its pack
A predator moves in
An ungulate buffet
Tree transformation
Business as usual for bison
Canids in the middle
Sky full of predators
Feathered frenemies
Grizzled giants...
And creeping crawlies
The valley sings again
The return of the beaver
Mending the web.
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