‘The Hidden Life of Wolves’ Book Review

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on March 3, 2013

“The Hidden Life of Wolves
By Jim & Jamie Dutcher / Foreword by Robert Redford ($25)

The authors, a husband-and-wife team that spent years living on the edge of the wilderness in Idaho documenting wolves for a series of films that won three Emmy Awards, now present their remarkable photographs for an in-depth and up-close look at the intimate behaviors and social bonds of a group of animals long maligned as savage, heartless predators, villains of fairytales and the stuff of nightmares. “Wolves possess something beyond their more obvious attributes of beauty, strength and intelligence,” write the Dutchers, whose nonprofit foundation, Living With Wolves, is dedicated to raising awareness about wolves and their importance to the environment. “They show signs of…nothing less than empathy and compassion.”